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Special Olympics Winter Games

Special Olympics Winter Games

More than 350 athletes and 175 coaches will travel to the 40th Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Winter Games, held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort and in Greensburg, PA from January 29-31, 2017. This statewide competition, taking place at Seven Springs Mountain Resort as well as Kirk Nevin Arena in Greensburg, will feature competition in alpine and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and figure and speed skating.

Spectators are encouraged to visit any of the competition venues to cheer on the athletes.

Special Olympics Winter Games Schedule

Sunday, January 29, 2017

  • – Winter Games will begin with Opening Ceremonies on Sunday, January 29 at 7 p.m. in the Seven Springs Mountain Resort Courtyard near the Foggy Goggle.
  • – The Opening Ceremonies will feature an array of speakers and performances to motivate and entertain the athletes, and commence competition with the official lighting of the Olympic Torch.

Monday, January 30, 2017

  • – 9-10 a.m. | Snowshoe Time Trials 200M & 400M | Golf Course
  • – 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Alpine Giant Slalom Time Trials | Nastar, Alpine Slope or Tubing Park
  • – 9 a.m. -12 p.m. | Cross Country Finals and Trials 500M, 1K & 2.5K | Golf Course
  • – 10-10:30 a.m. | Cross Country Time Trials 50M & 100M | Golf Course
  • – 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Snowshoe Time Trials 25M, 50M & 100M | Golf Course
  • – 1:30-3 p.m. | Snowshoe Finals (4x100M Relay, 200M, 800M ) | Golf Course
  • – 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Alpine Entry Level Preliminaries | Nastar, Alpine Slope or Tubing Park
  • – 1:30-3 p.m. | Alpine Giant Slalom Finals | Nastar, Alpine Slope or Tubing Park

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

  • – Final day of competitions begins at 7:30 a.m..
  • – 9-10 a.m. | Snowshoe Finals 400M | Golf Course
  • – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Cross Country Finals (500M, 1K 4x1K Relay) | Golf Course
  • – 9:30-10:15 a.m. | Alpine Super G Finals | Nastar, Alpine Slope or Tubing Park
  • – 10-10:30 p.m. | Cross Country Finals 50M & 100M | Golf Course
  • – 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Snowshoe Finals 25M, 50M & 100M | Golf Course
  • – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Slalom Finals | Nastar, Alpine Slope or Tubing Park
  • – Closing ceremonies will be held at multiple sporting event locations from 1-3 p.m.

Schedule and event locations is subject to change.

Special Olympics Winter Games Information

  • – Spectators are welcome to visit any of the competition venues and cheer on the athletes.
  • – This event requires volunteers from around the state to serve as officials, athlete escorts, award presenters, and in various other ways.
  • – For more information, or to volunteer, contact Mike Ermer at 1-800-233-5161 x 243 or mermer@specialolympicspa.org
  • – Additional information may be found online at the official website for the Special Olympics Winter Games.

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