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


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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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.


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