Special Announcement from Special Olympics New York

Thank You Hudson Valley Region!  

Thanks to the overwhelming support we are pleased to announce that all SERVICE Volunteer opportunities are currently FULL!

We still have numerous opportunities for you to make a difference by serving as SOCIAL Volunteers; our Fans in the Stands! Athletes come to the State level Winter Games from all across New York State.  Many families cannot make the trip for the day so we need the community to be at the competitions to watch, cheer and light the fire within these champions to help them win the gold!  

Registration will stay open for all SOCIAL Volunteers and we will accept day of event, walk-in volunteers that weekend!


More than 1,000 athletes and coaches from across the state will participate in the 2016 State Winter Games, featuring competitions in Alpine Skiing, Cross- Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey and Snowshoe. The State Winter Games are one of three annual state games and one of more than 4,000 total competitive experiences held each year throughout New York. All events are free and open to the public.

Opening Ceremonies: Friday, February 19th features the Parade of Athletes, entertainment and the lighting of the Special Olympics Cauldron.

Athletic Competition: Saturday, February 20th starting around 8 AM in five Olympic-style sports.

Tentative Schedule of Events:

Friday, February 19th 2016

8:00 PM Opening Ceremonies | Mid Hudson Civic Center 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Saturday, February 20th 2016

10:30 AM Floor Hockey | Stewart Air National Guard
One Maguire Way, Newburgh, NY 12550
* Anyone ages 16 and older must have a valid photo ID or they will not be permitted inside the military base. Please carpool with friends and family members as parking on base will be limited! Also, please check our website prior to arriving on base for more information.

10:00 AM Snowshoe & Cross Country Skiing| Bowdoin Park
85 Sheafe Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

10:00 AM Figure Skating | Mid Hudson Civic Center
14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

10:00 AM Alpine Skiing | Holiday Mountain
99 Holiday Mountain Rd, Monticello, NY 12701

7:45 PM Closing Ceremonies |Mid Hudson Civic Center
14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601