Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games Daily Highlights & Upcoming Events
Special Olympics Canada –
Upcoming Events for March 5, 2016
- This will be the final day of competition.
- Athletes will compete in cross country skiing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m and snowshoeing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club.
- Curlers will compete from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Corner Brook Curling Club.
- Floor hockey competition will take place at the Corner Brook Regional High School and the Civic Centre Annex from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Live sport streaming schedule has floor hockey from 8 a.m. -12:30 a.m. Click on www.rogerstv.com/cornerbrook to catch all the action!
Highlights from March 4, 2016
- For the second time, snowshoeing organizers were struggling to deal with a lack of snow in the snowshoeing track. The call was put out for local volunteers and more than 80 people arrived, shovels in hand, to move snow onto the track.
- Athletes took on the -20 degree (with wind chill) weather all in stride, and competed in snowshoe and cross country with enthusiasm and frozen smiles.
- Figure Skating wrapped up with dozens of terrific performances in front of a thrilled and appreciative audience.
- Team Guelph continued its hot play in floor hockey, along with strong efforts from Team Saskatchewan and Team BC.
- A high-level speed skating clinic was attended by Special Olympics skaters from across Canada and featured instruction from special guest Catriona Le May Doan.
The Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games are taking place in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador from March 1 to 5, 2016. The Games will host over 650 athletes from across 12 provinces and territories across Canada.
For more information please contact:
Director, Communications and Marketing
Special Olympics Canada
Director, Marketing & Communications
Games Organizing Committee