Sports and Competitions



2020 Winter Games 

Presented by

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DATES
February 22 & 23

PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED
885 Athletes and Unified Partners
300 Coaches 
1,200 Volunteers

SITES & SPORTS COMPETITIONS 

Powder Ridge Mountain Park Resort
99 Powder Hill Rd, Middlefield
Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding 

Pratt & Whitney Hangar
482 Airport Ave., East Hartford
Unified Floor Hockey & Floor Hockey Skills

International Skating Center of Connecticut
1375 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury
Figure Skating & Speed Skating

Eversource
1985 Blue Hills Avenue Ext., Windsor 
Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Farmington Valley Gymnastics & More
5 Northwest Dr., Plainville 
Gymnastics (Sunday February 23 only)

HOUSING & DANCES
Hartford Marriott & Hampton Inn, Farmington 
Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites, Glastonbury

SPECIAL EVENTS
Opening Ceremonies - Saturday morning, February 22nd at each venue
Opening Ceremonies (Gymnastics) - Sunday morning, February 23rd 
A vibrant celebration with a ceremonial lighting of the Olympic flame

Victory Dances - Saturday, February 22nd


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Saturday, February 22nd
9:00, 9:30, or 10:00 A.M.: Opening Ceremonies (depending on venue)
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.: Competition and Awards

Sunday, February 23rd
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.: Competition and Awards 
10:00 A.M.: Opening Ceremonies followed by Competition and Awards (Gymnastics)


For the Event Guide Click here!

In addition to the Connecticut Elks Association, Sponsors include:

Gold Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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Contributing Sponsor

Bigelow Tea

Supporting Sponsor

Gleason Performance Training

Media 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.