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Short Track Speed Skating

This page draws together short Track speed skating-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.

Gliding Across the Ice

Short Track Speed Skating today is a lifetime fitness sport for individuals of all ages. Short Track Speed Skating provides both cardiovascular and aerobic benefits as well as improving muscle strength, balance, and coordination. Today, the sport can be enjoyed year round with indoor skating facilities found throughout the world. Probably the BEST type of Short Track Speed Skating is that which is done outdoors, challenging the skater against the elements of nature that try to test the skater's skill, fatigue and desire to race the wind. As a recreational and competition sport, Short Track Speed Skating offers the potential for social integration for both training and competition experiences within multi-level Special Olympics competition experiences as well as training and competition experiences through this sport's National Governing Body.

About This Page

Special Olympics focuses on the individuality of each athlete so that coaches can train and encourage growth in skills and accomplishment. The coaching materials, rules and other resources on this page have been specially prepared for coaches working with people with intellectual disabilities. Coaching Special Olympics athletes calls for the same skills and experience that many coaches are familiar with. The extra information in our coaching guides about working with people with ID is what makes our materials helpful and valuable.

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  • янв
    29
    Winter Games 2017
    янв 29, 2017 - янв 31, 2017
     
    Johnstown
    Pennsylvania
    Winter Games 2017

    Continuing with tradition, hundreds of athletes, coaches, families, and friends representing all corners of Pennsylvania participate in Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s third-largest state-wide event, the Winter Games. During the course of the event, more than 350 athletes and 170 coaches participate in three days of exciting winter sports – competing in alpine and cross-country skiing, figure and speed skating, snowshoeing and individual skills events. Weeks of hard work and dedication in training is rewarded as athletes are cheered on and supported during competition by more than 1,500 enthusiastic volunteers.

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    Contact: Mike Ermer
    Email: mermer@specialolympicspa.org
    Phone: 1-800-233-5161 x 243

    янв 29, 2017 - янв 31, 2017
     
    Seven Springs Resort
    Johnstown , Pennsylvania
    UNITED STATES
  • янв
    31
    State Winter Games
    янв 31, 2017 - фев 03, 2017
     
    Acme
    Michigan
    State Winter Games

    Approximately 900 athletes, 350 coaches/chaperones & 500 volunteers participate in the State Winter Games each year. Competition includes Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing and Snowboarding at Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire; Speed Skating and Figure Skating at Howe Ice Arena in Traverse City; and Snowshoeing at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme.

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    Contact: Aaron Mills
    Email: aaron.mills@somi.org
    Phone: 989-774-4393

    янв 31, 2017 - фев 03, 2017
     
    Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Howe Area & Schuss Mountain
    Acme, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • фев
    01
    John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games
    фев 01, 2017 - фев 03, 2017
     
    Weston
    Missouri
    John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games

    The John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games will be held on February 1 - 3. Competiton in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing will be held at the Snow Creek Ski Area, Weston, Missouri. The Figure and speed skating will be held at Bode Ice Arena, St Joseph, Missouri.

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    Contact: Tim Rehder
    Email: rehdert@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-236-9092

    фев 01, 2017 - фев 03, 2017
     
    Snow Creek Ski Area
    1 Snow Creek Dr
    Weston, Missouri
    UNITED STATES
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