2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games

February 24-26, 2023

From February 24-26, 2023, Strathcona County hosted the 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games. Over 1,200 athletes, staff and volunteers from across the province came together for a weekend of competitive sporting events and fun.

The mission of Special Olympics Alberta is to enrich the lives of Albertans with intellectual disabilities through sport. Meet our Games ambassadors Evan, Madison and Declan.

Sporting events and results

Strathcona County was excited to welcome eight unique winter sports. There was no cost or advance ticketing required to spectate sporting events, however some events had specific requirements for public viewing. Details on each sport and athlete results can be found on each of our sporting event pages:

Games schedule

The 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games are now complete. The opening and closing ceremonies were live streamed and the recordings are available below.

Opening ceremonies

Closing ceremonies


The 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games was hosted across five venues in Sherwood Park, Ardrossan and Edmonton. Below you'll find the list of venues, the Games activities hosted at each facility as well parking and spectator information.

All facilities hosting the Games were free to enter to watch athletes compete.

Games venues

Visitor guide and lodging

We were excited to host friends and family of our Games athletes! Want to familiarize yourself with Strathcona County? Learn a bit about our history and heritage. To help promote respect among those involved with Special Olympics, please make sure you're familiar with Words With Dignity.


Key attractions

Hotels / lodging


Strathcona County worked with enthusiastic volunteers from the community to join in the celebration of the 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games.

Sign up to volunteer

Skiier wearing orange ski pants, a black jacket and red helmet carving on a downhill slope.

Thanks to all our volunteers who signed up for the Games! Volunteer opportunities are now closed.

Volunteer sponsor: Imperial

Imperial Oil

Community Spirit sponsors

Pembina logo
Inclusion sponsor
CTV and TSN logos
Media sponsor
Imperial logo
Volunteer sponsor
Goodwill logo
Cultural Experience sponsor
Coke Bottling logo
Sport and Culture Tourism sponsor
Italian Centre Shop logo
Adopt-an-Athlete sponsor

Sport sponsors

Fortis Alberta logo
5-pin Bowling sponsor
MacMillan Team logo
Alpine Skiing sponsor
Rohit Communities logo
Cross-country Skiing sponsor
GJ Construction and Joburg Aggregates logos
Curling sponsor
Mattamy Homes logo
Figure Skating sponsor
MaxWell logo
Floor Hockey sponsor
First Call Heating logo
Snowshoeing sponsor
Sherwood Park Chevrolet logo
Speed Skating sponsor

General and In-kind sponsors

Atco logo Bright Dental logo Expedition Rentals logo LETR logo NexGen Grafix logo
Pathwave logo Ricoh logo Sobeys Lakeland logo Westcan logo KDL Audio logo

Special Olympics Alberta partners

Special Olympics Alberta sponsors


Sponsor contact: Jodi Wahlstrom
Email: jodi.wahlstrom@strathcona.ca

Get social with us

  • Follow the Games account on Twitter
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  • Follow Strathcona County on Instagram

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Last updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2024
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