Tourism Calgary, Special Olympics Canada and Special Olympics Alberta are pleased to share that the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games will be held in Calgary in late February/early March of 2024. This bid was a collaboration with many passionate Calgary champions and world-class venues to win this opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate and deliver an exceptional event.
About the Games:
National Games occur every two years alternating between Summer and Winter Games. The Games provide athletes with an intellectual disability an opportunity to showcase their talents and test their skills against their peers, making competition fierce and exciting for spectators. The National Games serve as a qualifying event to be part of Special Olympics Team Canada to take part in the Special Olympics World Games.
The Special Olympics Canada Winter Games 2024 are anticipated to welcome more than 1,300 athletes, coaches and staff who will compete in eight sports: Alpine skiing, 5-pin bowling, cross-country skiing, curling, Snow Shoeing, Floor Hockey, Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating at various venues throughout the city. Find more information online at Special Olympics Canada and Special Olympics Alberta.
Tourism Calgary is in the process of creating a Games Organizing Committee which will be comprised of several volunteer positions and paid staff of varying areas and time commitments. Should you be interested in being involved with the Games or learning more, please fill out the form below. As soon as more information is available on these roles, Tourism Calgary will reach out to provide additional details and next steps. It is anticipated that this will happen by September 30, 2022. On behalf of Tourism Calgary, thank you very much for your interest and support in the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games 2024!
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