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Special Olympics welcomes athletes back with alpine races

The provincial championships will take place at Blue Mountain Resort on Feb. 12
Matt Fields, competes in 2017 during the World Championships for Special Olympics alpine racing.


The Special Olympics athlete's oath is "let me win and if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt."

After more than two years of no competition, Special Olympics Ontario is returning to the slopes with the Alpine Provincial Championships.

Hosted by Blue Mountain Resort and the Blue Mountain Special Olympics Alpine Team, some 135 skiers from across Ontario will compete for a chance to represent the Province, next year at the Nationals in Calgary.

Alpine Teams from Barrie, Blue Mountains, Meaford/Thornbury, Ottawa, Mississauga, Newmarket, Toronto, York Region, North Bay, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Kitchener/Waterloo, Milton, Port Colborne and London will be competing in a two-run giant slalom race and a two-run slalom race, at glide, novice, intermediate and advanced levels.

Where: Blue Mountain Resort, Town of the Blue Mountains
Location: South Base Lodge, upper loft, Gord Canning Dr. 
When: Saturday, February 11, 2023 – Meet-and-greet – Groove Dancing
Sunday, February 12, 2023 – Race Day