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Jackson, WY

February 7-9, 2017

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
 

 


Winter Games Banquet Theme:

 70disco

The official Banquet theme for our upcoming Winter Games has been revealed and it is: 70's DISCO DANCE!  Dig out your platform shoes and bell bottom pants because we will be dancing the night away. Start playing your flashback 70's tunes because the dance floor will be hot with tunes like 'Night Fever,'  'Disco Inferno,' and 'You Should Be Dancing.' 

Begin the countdown, the 70's are coming back! 


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 Regan Diller

Area I: February 3

Area II: January 20

Area III: January 27

Area IV: January 27

Area V: January 29 NEW!

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 $99/night this year and no resort fee! 

If you are interested in staying at the Snow King Resort 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 2017 Winter Games in Jackson or know someone who is? If so, review the official 2017 Volunteer Flyer and 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


Schedules

Winter Games Schedule of Events - Final Schedule  UPDATED!
Winter Games Block Schedule - Final Block Schedule UPDATED!


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 Bennell (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 Bennell.

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

• Form 1: Delegation Registration:

Area I Registration: http://app.keysurvey.com/f/1099791/186f/ 

Area II Registration: http://app.keysurvey.com/f/1079869/1078/

Area III Registration: http://app.keysurvey.com/f/1079902/43c8/

Area IV Registration: http://app.keysurvey.com/f/1079897/1c23/

Area V Registration: http://app.keysurvey.com/f/1100570/f69e/

State Games: http://app.keysurvey.com/f/1100624/f79c/

• 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 - coming soon)
  • 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 Volunteer Info 

Special Olympics Wyoming would like to extend the invitation for you to join us by volunteering at the 2017 State Winter Games in Jackson, WY February 7-9. Please contact Carolyn Burke, the Volunteer Coordinator at (307) 413-0056 or burke@wyom.net for more information on available volunteer opportunities. 

*Meals will be available to volunteers that pre-register to volunteer!


Scarf Project 2017

Brown and Gold Scarf1    

Special Olympics Wyoming is inviting those that knit or crochet to make scarves for the Wyoming Special Olympics athletes to wear at the Winter Games 2017.

This years colors are Brown and Gold. Any pattern and any shades of brown and gold colors will be perfect. Preferred size of scarf is 6"x 60". Completed items can be sent to:

Scarf Project 2017  
PO BOX 624
Jackson, WY 83001

OR 

Special Olympics Wyoming
239 West 1st Street
Casper, WY 82601

Major Sponsors of the Winter Games

  • 4jh
  • mcmurray-foundation
  • high-five
  • jackson-hole
  • community-foundsrion
  • teton-pines

Special Olympics Athlete Oath

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