Special Olympics athletes all have the opportunity to participate in programs at a level that suits their individual needs.
Perhaps they have decided to stay active for life, enrolling in year-round programs that run in the community. Or maybe they will choose to take it to a higher level, with an eye to earning the opportunity to compete in National or International Games.
In order to create an environment that is beneficial for everyone involved, on both a competitive and personal level, we have taken great care in developing our rules and our process for placing each athlete in an appropriate group for competition. This way, every athlete is able to participate and benefit from being active. Learn more about divisioning on our Divisioning Page.
IF YOU ARE HOSTING A SPECIAL OLYMPICS COMPETITION IN ALBERTA YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE IT SANCTIONED.
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Special Olympics competitions are governed by the rules of their national and international governing bodies. These rules shall be employed except when they are in conflict with the Special Olympics Canada Official Sports Rules.
Click on the name of the sport to view official rule books.
* 5-Pin bowling will move to a winter sport in 2020 following the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games.