Sports and Competitions

 WINTER GAMES
February 26 - 27, 2022
Presented by: 

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Winter Games to Feature Virtual and In-Person Competition

Our 2022 Winter Games will take place February 26th and 27th. In addition to the in-person events taking place that weekend, we will offer virtual dance lessons and an e-gaming tournament, with sessions beginning in January.

In-person events scheduled include:
 
* Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort in Middlefield

-Alpine Registration due February 9th - PDF/Excel

-Snowboarding Registration due February 9th - PDF/Excel

* Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing at Eversource in Windsor

-Cross Country Registration due February 9th - PDF/Excel

-Snowshoeing Registration due February 9th - PDF/Excel
 
Competitions will be one-day, modified events. Athletes/teams will only compete on either Saturday or Sunday.

Floor Hockey, Gymnastics and Figure and Speed Skating competitions will be held at a later date due to Covid which has caused a pause for indoor sport practices until further notice.

To find out how you can support the Games, email us at [email protected] 

*Please note, activities are subject to change. We will be enforcing guidelines and practices to keep our athletes safe and healthy - our top priority.
 
 
2022 Winter Virtual Dance Competition – Contemporary and Hip Hop Dance!
 
How it works:

A pre-recorded version of the 30-second dance routine will be available to view on our website. A link to the music will also be included.

There will be five (5) practices for each type of dance done via Zoom. Contemporary Will be on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm and Hip Hop will be on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm. These virtual practices will allow a chance for the teacher to help modify the dance if needed and/or give advice and pointers to our athletes. These sessions will not last more than 20-30 minutes.

Athletes practice the dance on their own and has someone record their final version they would like to submit. Using google forms, the athlete can submit their final video and registration to the Sports staff by the registration date.

Click on the link’s below to register for the Zoom dance practice! You must register for each class individually. 
 
Virtual Dance Contemporary 2022 Wednesday Nights at 6:30pm
January 12th
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqf-mprT0pH9ZplKqnXHnwxWdBxd56lZ87

 January 19th
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErc-yupz4tE9HvYx_ewGz11VUtWtDH4Ugm

 January 26th 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqcu6orDsqGtL2zzQEkV9-QXPVn1ra-_yw

 February 2nd 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUofuCupzwtGNZ2b1LnzM7T0XSxnEJKb3sh

 February 9th 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvc-2hqjksHtLPxiRKKLc5lx-s-VR8aePb


 Virtual Dance Hip Hop 2022 Thursday Nights at 6:30pm
 January 13th 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwud-GorzMpE9zBLTU06r7W2F-cpaiNEAqB

 January 20th 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpdeCuqzIrHdZHndsEgQ9VnRcyV6vz3trA

January 27th 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApc--oqTkuGtddkduJOMucqBYd6sAOjthh

February 3rd 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlcO6qrDwuH9H67PO8AmF1McSmgbRh-RfF

February 10th 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctf-2srj4jG9x4VFtA53f-FKXhWXgAbvRm

 
E-Gaming Tournament
 
We're excited to announce that registration is now open for our 2022 Rocket League Winter Season, January 11th - March 1st! All games will be played on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Participants will play one match per night, and each match will consist of five games.
Our Unified League is 2 on 2 (1 Athlete and 1 Unified Partner) and we'll be playing Rockey League!

Rocket League is free to download on your console and a cross platform game which means you can play on an Xbox, Playstation or Nintendo Switch. 

Register by January 3rd by: 
 
Downloading the free app on any Mobile Device or Tablet and join Special Olympics Connecticut by using the password soct at missioncontrol.gg/play.

Going to the Special Olympics Connecticut page on the Mission Control app here: 
https://missioncontrol.app.link/?organization=946eb04c-b9ce-49e6-95c8-8a882b40ee0c&action=view>
See Unified 2 on 2 leagues in Rocket League!

Next, spread the word and invite your friends to play too!

Enjoy chatting and competing with league mates, viewing your schedule and checking standings!

You must have an online subscription for your console.
Questions? Check out Mission Control’s website or shoot an email to [email protected]
Game on!

WINTER GAMES SPONSORS

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74 Local Programs • 26 Olympic-Type Sports • 4 State Games • Sports Training and Competitions All Year Round

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. It also offers Special Olympics Unified Sports® which teams up athletes with intellectual disabilities and their peers without disabilities, known as Unified partners, to play sports. Participants train for 8 to 12 weeks prior to a state competition. This training is offered through our Local Programs.

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Winter Games
(
December - March)

Alpine Skiing
Basketball

Cross-Country Skiing
Curling
Figure Skating
Floor Hockey
Gymnastics
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Speed Skating

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Summer Games
(March - June)

Aquatics
Athletics

Cycling
Soccer
Tennis

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Unified Sports®
Fall Festival

(
June - September)

Bocce
Croquet
Golf
Fishing
Long-Distance Unified Running
Sailing
Softball

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Unified Sports®
Holiday Classic

(
September - November)

Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Flag Football
Powerlifting
Volleyball

For a full listing of our events please visit our Calendar.
For specific sports rules visit the Coaches Corner.
For the Games Tool Kit (for Hosting Invitational Events), click here.