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Snowboarding

This page draws together snowboarding-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.


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Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics snowboarding.  View the Snowboarding Fact Sheet

Special Olympics coaching guides are the key source of coaching information for our volunteer coaches worldwide. The guides are written by experts in the sport who understand that people with intellectual disabilities need extra time and attention to master new skills. The guides are helpful to anyone teaching a sport but are especially valuable when coaching Special Olympics athletes.


Snowboarding News and Stories


May 14, 2014 | SOI General: Headquarters

Seeking Experienced Officials for the LA 2015 Games

By Sara Prescott

Special Olympics welcomes applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. The application deadline is July 1.View Story Special Olympics is accepting applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. In most cases, Special Olympics will select officials who are already certified by a related sports federation and who have Special Olympics officiating experience. Applications must be received by no later than July 1 2014. Please use the link below for more information and to download applications.

About Sara Prescott:I am the Administrative Assistant of Sports Training & Competition at Special Olympics.
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January 30, 2014 | North America: Virginia

Life Changing event in Aspen

By Chris Bautista

Me and Shirleen at Hannah Teters reception

I honestly don't think this event could have gone any better in my favor. Not only did I get paired up with Shirleen, a talented Special Olympics athlete, I got paired up with a new best friend.View Story I honestly don't think this event could have gone any better in my favor. Not only did I get paired up with Shirleen, a talented Special Olympics athlete, I got paired up with a new best friend. We came together in Aspen to celebrate the announcement that Hannah Teter is the newest Special Olympics Global Ambassador. Perfect Sense Digital was a sponsor for the event. Shirleen and I literally held hands throughout the whole day. It was fantastic. When we weren't holding hands it was us high fiving after a run down the mountain or giving each other a great big hug when we took a huge turn without falling on our faces. Shirleen has changed my life. As soon as I got into work today I sent her a picture of my desk to let her see where I work cause she was so happy that PSD supports her and her fellow athletes.

About Chris Bautista:I am a 28 year old Software Engineer for Perfect Sense Digital. While I am not working I enjoy snowboarding, bouldering, photography, and video games.
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January 24, 2014 | SOI General: Headquarters

Hannah Teter Teams with Special Olympics

By Christy White

Hannah Teter at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in the Republic of Korea.

Professional snowboarder and world-champion athlete Hannah Teter has joined the Special Olympics family as the movement’s newest Global Ambassador. She will be Special Olympics’ first action sports Global Ambassador.View Story Professional snowboarder and world-champion athlete Hannah Teter has joined the Special Olympics family as the movement’s newest Global Ambassador. She will be Special Olympics’ first action sports Global Ambassador and will support Special Olympics’ efforts in promoting acceptance, inclusion, respect, and dignity for people with intellectual disabilities. “I feel extremely honored to join as a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics and plan to advocate for more people with intellectual disabilities to be recognized in mainstream and action sports,” Teter said. “This cause is so important to me. One of my brothers has an intellectual disability and I’ve always wanted to get more involved with Special Olympics."

About Christy White:I am the Director of Global Media and Public Relations for Special Olympics.
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Snowboarding Competitions


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Event

Location

Jan 4 - 5 2015

North Carolina Winter Games - Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding

Join us on January 4-5 at Appalachian Ski Mountain in Boone/Blowing Rock, North Carolina as our athletes showcase their skill in alpine skiing and snowboarding competition. Our athletes have undergone months of training and competition to prepare for this event. So come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sport.
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Megan O'Donnell
Email:modonnell@sonc.net
Phone:919-818-4598
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Appalachian Ski Mountain
940 Ski Mountain Rd.

Boone/Blowing Rock, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

January 14, 2015

Coaches Training - Winter Games Sports

This is a Coaches Training for the sports of alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. To register for this training, use the link below. If you have any further questions please contact Zach Warner at warne1zd@cmich.edu
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Zach Warner
Email:warne1zd@cmich.edu
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Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNITED STATES

January 20, 2015

Southwest Regional Winter Games

Join us on January 20 at Timber Ski Resort in Gobles, Michigan. The Games will feature competition in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Almost 200 athletes from across Southwest Michigan compete in this yearly event.
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Nick Caudle
Email:caudl1n@cmich.edu
Phone:616-583-1202
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Timber Ridge Ski Resort
Gobles, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Feb 1 - 3 2015

Southeast Winter Games - Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding

Want to experience Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding competition in its purest form? Come to Appalachian Ski Mountain in Boone/Blowing Rock, North Carolina February 1-3 to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the slopes. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Megan O'Donnell
Email:modonnell@sonc.net
Phone:919-818-4598
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Appalachian Ski Mountain
940 Ski Mountain Rd.

Boone/Blowing Rock, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

Feb 3 - 6 2015

State Winter Games

The 2015 Special Olympics Michigan State Winter Games presented by Wertz Warriors will be February 3-6, 2015 in the greater Traverse City area. Alpine Skiing at Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Downhill; Cross Country Skiing at Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire: 50M, 100M, 250M, 500M, 1K, 3K, 5K; Figure Skating at Howe Ice Arena in Traverse City: Compolsury and Freestyle; Snowboarding at Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super Giant Slalom; Snowshoeing at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme: 30M, 50M, 75M, 100M, 200M, 400M; Speed Skating at Howe Ice Arena in Traverse City: 25M, 30M, 50M, 100M, 300M, 500M, 800M. For more information about the State Winter Games, including how to volunteer use the link below.
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Aaron Mills
Email:aaron.mills@somi.org
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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Acme, Michigan
UNITED STATES

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Snowboarding Competitions

World Winter Games 2013

The 2013 Games featured world-class competition in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding and speedskating, among other sports in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea. See results by delegation, athlete and bib number.


How to Get Involved in Special Olympics

Special Olympics sports training, coaching and competitions go on in more than 170 countries around the world. You can get involved by getting in touch with the closest Special Olympics office.

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