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:
- 5-pin bowling
- Cross-country skiing
- Alpine skiing
- Figure skating
- Floor hockey
- Speed skating
The 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games are now complete. The opening and closing ceremonies were live streamed and the recordings are available below.
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.
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.
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
Thanks to all our volunteers who signed up for the Games! Volunteer opportunities are now closed.
Volunteer sponsor: Imperial
Community Spirit sponsors
General and In-kind sponsors
Special Olympics Alberta partners
Sponsor contact: Jodi Wahlstrom