We are excited to announce the Special Olympics BC figure skating and speed skating athletes and coaches who will be participating in the 2020 BC Winter Games, which will take place in Fort St. John next February!
A review of sports by the BC Games has resulted in changes to which Special Olympics events will be offered at the 2020 BC Winter Games. At these Games, SOBC athletes will have the opportunity to compete in speed skating (for the first time) as well as figure skating. Basketball, which was offered in the 2016 and 2018 Winter Games, is not being offered in 2020.
These BC Games are distinct from Special Olympics BC Games, which are our Provincial Games hosted by SOBC solely for SOBC athletes. SOBC athletes have been showcasing their skills in the generic BC Games for 17 years, competing in Special Olympics divisions.
Below is the complete Special Olympics BC roster for the 2020 BC Winter Games:
|Zone 4||Chassetty Berkowski||Athlete||Coquitlam||Speed Skating|
|Zone 8||Gabby McGillvray||Athlete||Dawson Creek||Speed Skating|
|Zone 8||Kianna Sherk||Athlete||Dawson Creek||Speed Skating|
|Zone 4||Bradley Laforce||Athlete||Coquitlam||Speed Skating|
|Zone 4||Johnathan Berkowski||Athlete||Coquitlam||Speed Skating|
|Zone 4||Sean Casey||Athlete||Coquitlam||Speed Skating|
|Zone 8||Quin Rude||Athlete||Dawson Creek||Speed Skating|
|Zone 8||Michael Ryder||Athlete||Dawson Creek||Speed Skating|
|Zone 5||Trevor Chang||Athlete||Vancouver||Speed Skating|
|Zone 6||Mark Hamblett||Athlete||Victoria||Speed Skating|
|Keith McKeeman||Coach||Dawson Creek||Speed Skating|
|Stanley Chang||Coach||Vancouver||Speed Skating|
|Deborah Carter||Head Coach||Surrey||Speed Skating|
|Raistlin Van Spronsen||Junior Coach||Dawson Creek||Speed Skating|
|Zone 4||Kalya Polege||Athlete||Surrey||Figure Skating|
|Zone 8||Kaleigh Byford||Athlete||Fort St John||Figure Skating|
|Zone 4||Hillary Birkett||Athlete||Surrey||Figure Skating|
|Zone 6||Kari Trott||Athlete||Port Alberni||Figure Skating|
|Zone 6||Lucas Bell||Athlete||Port Alberni||Figure Skating|
|Zone 6||Matt MacDonald||Athlete||Port Alberni||Figure Skating|
|Zone 6||Alexander Bell||Athlete||Port Alberni||Figure Skating|
|Zone 5||Anthony Lu||Athlete||Vancouver||Figure Skating|
|Zone 3||Katie Marchbank||Athlete||Abbotsford||Figure Skating|
|Soraya Bellou||Coach||Abbotsford||Figure Skating|
|Amanda Thomas||Coach||Fort St John||Figure Skating|
|Kailee Bowman||Head Coach||Victoria||Figure Skating|
For more information, please contact SOBC Sport Coordinator Jean Tetarenko by email or by phone at 250-883-2452 / 1-888-854-2276 toll-free.