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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.

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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.
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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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Short Track Speed Skating Events

  • Jan 24 - Jan 26
    John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games
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    Wed Jan 24 - Fri Jan 26, 2018
     
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    2 venues
    USA

    John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games

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    Wed Jan 24 - Fri Jan 26, 2018
     

    The John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games will be held in Weston, Missouri, St Joseph, Missouri and Atchison, Kansas. Competitions will be held in Alpine Skiing, Snowshoeing, Cross Country, Figure Skating and Speed Skating. Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:15pm on Wednesday, January 24. For more information, use the contact info below.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Opening Ceremonies, Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing
    Snow Creek Ski Area
    1 Snow Creek Dr
    Weston, Missouri
    USA
    location
    Figure Skating, Speed Skating
    Bode Ice Arena
    2500 SW Parkway
    St Joseph, Missouri
    USA
  • Mar 14 - Mar 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


    Venue(s)
    location
    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.
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