State Winter Games

More than 1,000 athletes and coaches from across the state will participate in the 2017 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 17th features the Parade of Athletes, entertainment and the lighting of the Special Olympics Cauldron.

Athletic Competition: Saturday, February 18th starting around 8 AM in five Olympic-style sports.

We are currently FULL with Service Volunteers but NEED Volunteers to Cheer! Please select any of the below venues to be part of the fans in the stands. Your role as a Fan in the Stands  is instrumental to the overall success of our games.

Friday, February 17th

7:30 PM Opening Ceremonies | Mid Hudson Civic Center *please do not arrive any earlier than the designated time.

14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


Saturday, February 18th

10:30 AM Floor Hockey | Stewart Air National Guard

One Maguire Way, Newburgh, NY 12550

You must have a valid photo ID with you or you will not be permitted inside the military base. Please plan extra time to get into the floor hockey facility. Parking will be limited, please carpool if possible.


10:00 AM Snowshoe & Cross Country | Bowdoin Park

85 Sheafe Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590


10:00 AM Figure Skating | Mid Hudson Civic Center

14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


10:00 AM Alpine Skiing | Holiday Mountain

99 Holiday Mountain Rd, Monticello, NY 12701


2017 Special Olympics New York State Winter Games Program Journal