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Cross Country Skiing

This page draws together cross country skiing-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.

Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing is offered as one of 4 Special Olympics snow sports, along with Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowshoeing. Cross Country Skiing has been a Special Olympics official sport with events at the World Games since 1977. There are over 41,000 athletes in the sport of Cross Country Skiing across 6 global regions. Cross-country skiing (commonly abbreviated XC skiing) is a winter sport in which participants propel themselves across snow-covered terrain using skis and poles.

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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Cross Country Skiing Events

  • 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
    06
    Cross-country, Snowshoeing and Alpine Skiing Winter Games
    фев 06, 2017 - фев 08, 2017
     
    Vernon
    New Jersey
    Cross-country, Snowshoeing and Alpine Skiing Winter Games

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in cross-country, snowshoeing and alpine skiing competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

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    фев 06, 2017 - фев 08, 2017
     
    Mountain Creek
    Vernon, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
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