Special Olympics Sault Ste. Marie
Hosting Provincial Qualifying Tournaments for Curling and Snowshoeing
March 10th and 11th
Community First Curling Center
The Special Olympics – Sault Ste. Marie coaches and volunteers are very busy preparing for the Provincial Qualifiers for Curling and Snowshoeing in Sault Ste. Marie and our athletes are working hard in practice to prepare for these winter games!
We’re expecting approximately 80 athletes and 50 coaches and athlete supporters to participate in these games. Communities include Sudbury, Timmins, Iroquois Falls, Manitoulin, Near North, North Bay, West Nipissing and Thunder Bay along with Sault Ste. Marie.
Curling takes place Saturday March 10th at Community First Curling Center, feel free to show your by support by cheering on our Special Olympic Team.
A dinner dance is being held for the athletes, coaches and volunteers Saturday evening at the Legion.
Snowshoeing is being held Sunday March 11th at the John Rhodes Community Center
Our Nordic Skiers headed to Huntsville or their provincial qualifiers March 3 and 4th.
Our new Floor Hockey team is headed to Midland April 28th for their provincial qualifier.
In Sault Ste. Marie, we have over 100 Special Olympians, aged 11 to 60+ years, who participate in Special Olympics sports locally and some who qualify by desire, skill, and training to compete regionally, provincially, nationally and hopefully some day at world competitions.
Our local Special Olympic athletes participate in Bowling, Curling, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Track and Field, Swimming, Baseball and Floor Hockey.
We are very proud of the accomplishments of our local Special Olympic athletes and their individual success stories. Every facet of our community is dedicated to enriching the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.