Special Olympics 2022

2022 marks the return of the Special Olympics Winter Games to the Oncenter and venues around Onondaga County. Nearly 1,000 athletes and coaches from across New York State will come to Syracuse to participate. Games begin with Opening Ceremonies on Friday, February 25th, followed by competitions Saturday. Check out the schedules below and support your New York State Special Olympics athletes!  Special Olympics are also searching for reliable volunteers.  Interested in supporting our games as a volunteer?  Click here.

Sports Offered:
Alpine Skiing • Snowboarding • Cross Country Skiing • Figure Skating • Floor Hockey • Snowshoe

2022 Winter Games 

Friday, February 25

1:00 – 5:00 pm Delegation Check-In & Control Center Marriott Downtown Syracuse
4:30 – 6:30 pm Dinner for All Athletes/Coaches Syracuse Oncenter
4:30 – 6:30 pm Olympic Village/Performance Stations Syracuse Oncenter
6:00 – 6:30 pm Head of Delegation Meeting Syracuse Oncenter
6:00 – 6:40 pm VIP/Sponsor Experience Syracuse Oncenter
7:00 – 8:30 pm Opening Ceremonies Syracuse Oncenter

Saturday, February 26

6:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast for All Athletes/Coaches At each housing location
8:30 – 9:30 am Floor Hockey Pairing Games Syracuse Oncenter
9:00 am Nordic Skiing Highland Forest
9:00 am Alpine Skiing Greek Peak Ski Resort
9:30 am Snowshoeing Thornden Park, Syracuse
10:00 am Floor Hockey Team Syracuse Oncenter
10:00 am Figure Skating & Speed Skating War Memorial
10:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch Distribution to Athletes/Coaches All Event Venues
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Olympic Village – Healthy Athletes Syracuse Oncenter
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Closing Ceremony: Victory Dinner & Dance Syracuse Oncenter