Become an Athlete

 

 

You can register in the Special Olympics programs at any time. Our annual registration day is held in September. 

 

Who Can Join? 

Any person who wishes to join Special Olympics as an athlete must have an intellectual or a developmental disability.

Kids ages 3-11- You can join the Active Start and FUNdementals. For more information go to our youth program webpage. 

Athletes ages 12 and over- You can practice and compete in 9 sports. 

 

How Much Skill is Required?

No previous sport experience is required! You are encouraged to  participate in any of our Special Olympic programs. You can join as many of the sport programs that you would like. 

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE IN SPECIAL OLYMPICS?

It is free, thanks to the generous support of individuals and businesses who donate to Special Olympics NWT.

You are responsible for the cost of your own sport equipment such as swimwear and shoes.

As well, families/caregivers are responsible for transporting you to and from the training sessions.

 

DO I HAVE TO COMPETE OR CAN I SIMPLY TAKE PART IN weekly sports?

You are not required to compete. All we encourage is that you come participate weekly, and have fun! We understand everyone is working towards different goals. 

 

Sport Offered at Special Olympics NWT

 

 

Swimming (September- May) 

Bowling (September-May) 

Rhythmic Gymnastics (September- May) 

Figure Skating (September- April) 

Speed Skating (September- April) 

Fitness (October- March) 

Snow Shoeing ( March- April *weather dependent) 

Track and Field ( April-May) 

Golf (July) 

 

 

To begin training with Special Olympics NWT, contact lynn@sonwt.ca and receive a registration form.