2020 Special Olympics Winter Games begin in Rochester

Updated: February 21, 2020 11:20 PM
Created: February 21, 2020 04:30 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The opening ceremony for the 2020 New York State Special Olympics Winter Games was Friday night in Rochester.

Approximately 1,000 athletes and coaches from across the state will come to Rochester this weekend for the event, according to organizers.


Athletes will compete in alpine and cross country skiing, figure skating, floor hockey, snowboarding, and snowshoeing.

Here is a schedule of events for Saturday:

8:00 am – 5:00 pm - Sports Competitions

  • Cross Country Skiing: Bristol Mountain Ski Resort, 5589 Hill Rd., Canandaigua
  • Figure Skating: Genesee Valley Sports Complex, 131 Elmwood Ave., Rochester
  • Floor Hockey: Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St, Rochester
  • Cross Country Skiing & Snowboarding: Swain Resort, 2275 Co Rd., Swain
  • Snowshoe: Rochester Community Sports Complex, 460 Oak St., Rochester

6:00 – 9:30 pm - Athlete Health Screenings, Riverside Convention Center

8:00 pm - Closing Ceremonies & Victory Dance, Rochester Riverside Convention Center

The games are free to attend, but the organization accepts onsite or online donations.

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