SO Team BC 2024: Fun Facts

About the SO Team BC 2024 Training Squad

  • The Special Olympics Team BC 2024 Training Squad is working toward competing with pride at the 2024 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games set to be held in Calgary, Alberta, from February 27 to March 2, 2024.
  • Our team is comprised of 141 athletes with intellectual disabilities, 50 volunteer coaches, and 14 mission staff, from more than 31 communities across British Columbia.
  • We are fortunate to have the support of a vital network of hometown training coaches, of our families, friends, and community supporters, and of the sponsors who help make Special Olympics programs and competitions possible.
  • Our team will compete in eight sports at the National Games: 5-pin bowling, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing, and speed skating.
  • The Special Olympics Team BC 2024 Training Squad athletes qualified for their spots on the provincial team through their performances at the 2023 Special Olympics BC Winter Games in Kamloops.
  • In Calgary, athletes will be competing for the opportunity to represent Canada at the 2025 Special Olympics World Winter Games (location to be announced).
  • Being part of Special Olympics Team BC provides athletes with opportunities to build confidence, further develop their skills, and make new friends. 
  • Special Olympics Team BC athletes are working hard to prepare for the National Games. This includes training at least three times a week with their local programs, participating in fitness programs and dryland training, working with sport-specific experts, and focusing on diet and nutrition.
  • Special Olympics Team BC members will be ready to inspire everyone with their abilities, sportsmanship, and determination.