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Jackson, WY


There are so many people to thank for making the 2018 Special Olympics Wyoming Winter Games a success, that we can not list them all here!  We had a few challenges, but teams pushed foward to bring in some stellar times and to make some great memories.  Please stay tuned for professional pictures from the events coming soon!

Featuring:

~200 Athletes
~20 Unified Sports Partners
~140 Coaches & Chaperones
~23 Teams

Sports:

Snow Shoeing
Alpine Skiing
Snow Boarding
Cross-Country Skiing

Venue Locations:

Alpine & Snowboard
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
3395 Cody Lane
Teton Village, WY 83025
307-733-2292

Opening Ceremonies
Jackson Hole High School
1910 High School Road
Jackson, WY 83001
307-732-3700

Breakfast
Elks Lodge
270 W. Broadway
Jackson, WY 83001
307-733-1713

Snowshoe & Cross-Country Skiing
Teton Pines
3450 Clubhouse Drive
Wilson, WY 83014
307-733-1005
Host Hotel & Banquet
Snow King Resort
400 E. Snow King Avenue
Jackson, WY 83001
307-733-5200
 

 Schedule of Events:

 

2019 Schedule of Events Coming Soon

2019 Winter Games Block Schedule Coming Soon

 


Winter Games Banquet Theme:

TBD!


Area Competition

Athletes must compete in Area Games in order to qualify for State Games. Check out the Area Games page for more information. Scheduled Area Games are noted below as well as on the Area Games Page. Should you have any questions, please reach out to the designated Area Director. For questions about Area II and Area V Games, please reach out to Dan Lang

Area I: COMING SOON

Area II: COMING SOON

Area III: COMING SOON

Area IV: COMING SOON

Area V: COMING SOON

Weather Contingency Plan

Weather in Wyoming is unpredictable. In the unfortunate event that we encounter inclement weather, the President and CEO and the Vice President of Programs will be the final authority regarding cancellation or postponement of any phase of the Winter Games. If weather does force any schedule adjustments for the games or related special events, information concerning postponements or cancellations will be available on the Special Olympics website and Facebook pages. Coaches are also encouraged to sign up for TEXT UPDATES. Instructions for how to sign up for this text message service will be coming soon

Housing

Winter Games are quickly approaching so please ensure that you are taking the proper steps to secure hotel rooms for your teams. Please note: the Special Olympics Wyoming central office does not book or secure hotel rooms for teams. While our office does make contact with some hotels in Jackson to secure a lower rate - and those updates are posted below - it is the responsibility of the Local Coordinator or equivalent (depending on your specific program) to secure the hotel rooms you will require during the Games. It is strongly suggested that you do not wait until the last minute to book! 

Snow King Resort
If you are ready to book your hotel room(s) for Winter Games, the Snow King Resort has graciously reduced their room rates to $109/night this year and no resort fee! 

If you are interested in staying at the Snow King Resort for the 2018 Special Olympics Winter Games, please use this link to book your rooms online to receive the group rate: Book Now.

Interested in learning more about Snow King Resort? Review their e-brochure HERE


Volunteer 

Interested in volunteering for the 2019 Winter Games in Jackson or know someone who is? If so, review reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Carolyn Burke to sign up! Carolyn can be reached at 307.413.0056 or via e-mail at burke@wyom.net


 


Competition Forms

If you have athletes that need to update either their Medical Consent Form or have a new athlete that needs to complete an Athelete Application Form, you can find those below. Please ensure that you submit these ASAP to our office so we can input the information into our records. Please reach out to Regan (program@specialolympicswy.org) with any questions. 

Application for Participation in Special Olympics

SOI Athlete Medical Form 


Coaches

Registration Materials: (Each team must complete the Delegation Registration Form, the Volunteer Roster AND the Sport-Specific Registrations).

NEW: As was stated at the Fall Tournament Coaches Meeting, the registration athlete and volunteer forms that you submit for your Area competitions will be the same forms that we utilize for your State competitions.

Please note: you will still need to complete an updated State Registration form online but your athlete competition forms and Volunteer Roster will be those you submitted for Area Games.  We have transitioned to a "one and done" system of submitting athlete and volunteer information. Should you have any questions about this process, please reach out to Regan.

The forms that you will need to complete are provided below. 

• Form 1: Delegation Registration:

Area I Registration: COMING SOON

Area II Registration: COMING SOON

Area III Registration: COMING SOON

Area IV Registration: COMING SOON

Area V Registration: COMING SOON

State Games:COMING SOON


• Form 2: Volunteer Roster

• Form 3: Sport Registrations or GMS

(below are different formats of each registration, please use the one that works best on your computer):

alpine ski iconAlpine Skiing:
Excel (preferred): .xls, .xlsx
Editable PDF: pdf

x country ski iconCross Country Skiing:
Excel (preferred): .xls, .xlsx
Editable PDF: pdf registration, pdf relay team form

snowboard iconSnow Boarding:
Excel (preferred): .xls, .xlsx
Editable PDF: pdf

snowshoe iconSnow Shoeing:
Excel (preferred): .xls, .xlsx
Editable PDF: pdf registration, pdf relay team form

• Form 4: State Games Competition Change Form

 Additional Materials:

Winter Season Information Guide - This guide should be able to answer questions regarding housing, meals, schedules, etc. Please reference this guide before calling the state office with questions.

Alpine Athlete Interests Form- Fill this form out for your alpine athletes so Crazy Tom can announce fun facts as athletes race.

General Information

Competition

  • Athletes may enter and compete in one sport.
  • Athletes must compete at the same level for all events.
  • Athletes must enter consecutive distances (Ex: 10 meter, 25 meter and 50 meter)
  • Athletes may compete in one event per block (see Block Schedule)
  • The Official Special Olympics Sports Rules shall govern all competition. National Governing Body (NGB) rules shall apply except for when they are in conflict with the Official Special Olympics Sports Rules.
  • Athletes may not compete in the same event as an individual and then as a member of a Unified Sports team.
  • In order to properly division athletes for time trials please be sure to include qualifying times on the registration forms for each event for which an athlete is registered.

Training

  • Special Olympics has established minimum training standards for athletes to prepare for competition.
  • The purpose of training is to assure that athletes have the skills and stamina to compete safely at Area and State competition.
  • All athletes (and partners) should participate in a training program for at least 8-10 weeks, and if/when possible, longer.
  • When programs are unable to find adequate snow or facilities, strength and conditioning programs should be implemented to supplement but not replace sport specific training.

 

 

 

Winter Games Sponsors

EV Jackson Hole Logo
Jackson Hole Travel  Tourism
Community Foundation Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole

 


 

Special Olympics Athlete Oath

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, Let me be brave in the attempt”