The Virtual Games Are Back!
Special Olympics Ontario has brought back the Virtual Games in order for everyone to compete against old and new friends from home! Visit here to participate, compete against your fellow athletes and have the chance to win awards!
Go to www.sovirtualgames.ca and click "LOGIN" at the top. Click "click here to register" at the bottom.
**If you are registered for Reveal Your Champion (RYC) use your RYC username and password.
Once you are registered and logged in, click "CALENDAR" across the top, and find the Games you are interested in.
Once you're on the Games pages, scroll down and click the red box to "sign up for this game as an INDIVIDUAL ATHLETE"
Next, scroll down the Games page to check out the challenges. Click on each challenge to get all of the instructions and to submit your best score!
Upgraded Zoom Workouts!
Hello athletes! We are very excited to announce that our Zoom workouts will be resumed this Thursday April 21st at noon with an upgraded system to work out the technical difficulties of the past. With Coach Scott from track and field leading the session, we look forward to seeing you there!
Healthy @ Home
Special Olympics Ontario has been working on a number of initiatives to help keep athletes and the community social, active, positive, and informed. One of these initiatives is Healthy @ Home!
On the Special Olympics Ontario website, Special Olympics will be updating it's pages to:
Stay Connected: How to connect with fiends, coaches, athletes, and Special Olympics Ontario while staying safe and social distancing
Stay Active: How to stay active and fit at home, so you can keep healthy while activities are on hold
Stay Positive: Here you can find tools and resources to support the mental health of the Special Olympics community, as well as yourself
Stay Informed: Here you can find information about what COVID-19 is and what steps you can take to stay healthy and reduce the risk of those around you
Resources for Athletes During COVID-19 Cancellations
During the upcoming weeks with all the activity cancellations amid the COVID-19 outbreak, we encourage all athletes to keep healthy and active. In order to do so, here are some resources to help get exercise while social distancing:
eLearning Course: For anyone looking to learn the basic information about coronavirus and how to protect yourself. Follow the instructions on this PDF to register and complete
Resources for Young Athletes:
Fit 5 Resources Series: For anyone looking for short videos demonstrating athletic activities, you can find them here
School of Strength: The School of Strength provides athletes with a fitness tracker, fitness videos, and a guide to healthy snacks
Medalists at Nationals
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the snowshoeing events at nationals in Thunder Bay this year! Everyone did a wonderful job and we are so proud of those who competed. Thanks to everyone who supported our athletes and everyone else who participated! Not pictured: Gaerrisen Freeland won gold in the 400 m race as well.
Andrew Johnston received a bronze medal in the 5 km run
Melissa Heubner received a silver medal in the 800 m race
Peter Snider and Gaerrisen Freeland gold and silver in the 100 m race
Peter Snider and Gaerrisen Freeland also received silver and gold in the 200 m