State Winter Games

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!


Download and Share our Winter Games poster! #WinterGamesPoughkeepsie



Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoe competitions will no longer be held at Bowdoin Park due to the lack of snow in the area.

The NEW location for the events will be held at:

Holiday Mountain, 99 Holiday Mountain Road, Monticello, NY 12701

February 19, 2016 – February 21, 2016 – Poughkeepsie, NY

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 Alpine Skiing
9:45 AM Snowshoe
9:30 AM Cross Country Skiing
Holiday Mountain
99 Holiday Mountain Rd, Monticello, NY 12701

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

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


Program journal download here.