Special Olympics Canada | Olympiques Spéciaux Canada
12 floor hockey players

were brought to Chicago by Harold Smith to represent Canada at the first International Special Olympics in 1968

1968 The year Special Olympics was founded

by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Team Canada

Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games – Day 3

Upcoming Events for March 4, 2016

  • This will be the third day of competition.
  • Athletes will compete in cross country skiing and snowshoeing at the Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Downhill skiing action, rescheduled from March 2, will take place at Marble Mountain from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Curlers will compete from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Corner Brook Curling Club.
  • Figure skaters will vie for medals in the Corner Brook Civic Centre Annex from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Floor hockey competition will take place at the Corner Brook Regional High School and the Civic Centre Annex from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Live sport streaming schedule has floor hockey from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. and alpine skiing from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Click on www.rogerstv.com/cornerbrook to catch all the action!

Highlights from March 3, 2016

  • During a screening at the Healthy Athletes program, an athlete from Ontario was diagnosed with a lock toe, which has been affecting his ability to walk and run. Now that he’s been diagnosed, he will be referred to a specialist who will help fix the issue and he’ll be able to perform better and run/walk again.
  • A Manitoba cross-country skier found himself in a bit of a disadvantage when his aluminum ski pole bent during practice. The wax technician at Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club contacted a local company -Cycle Solutions who offered the athlete a set of complimentary carbon fiber poles, a significant upgrade from his aluminum poles.
  • Special Olympics British Columbia athlete Marc Theriault added to his already large trophy case with a gold medal presented by Special Olympics pioneer Dr. Frank Hayden.
  • Speed Skater Cynthia Simmons, Special Olympics Northwest Territories’ only athlete, put on a show in front of speed skating legend Catriona Le May Doan by sweeping gold in her events.