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2024 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

Monday 26 February 2024 - Celebrate the 2024 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Calgary! From February 27 to March 2, 2024, athletes from all 12 Provincial/Territorial Special Olympics Chapters across Canada will unite to showcase their skills, pursue personal triumphs, and potentially secure a coveted spot on Special Olympics Team Canada. This event, promoting accessibility and inclusion while contributing to the local economy, promises to be a highlight for all involved. Join the excitement and witness the extraordinary achievements of these inspiring athletes! Stay tuned for the full event schedule, releasing in mid-January, to explore opportunities to witness these incredible athletes in competition. On March 2 from from 10am to 1pm, head to Olympic Plaza for Safeway’s Champions Celebration —a free and open-to-the-public event. Bring the whole family for a pancake breakfast, fun prize giveaways, on-ice performances, and to cheer on the medalists as they stand on the podium for an awards presentation. This event is part of Calgary's Fan Zone Feburary - a month of subzero adrenaline including a line-up of six electrifying events. To learn more, head to: Where to stay: Stay inner city at the Marriott Downton Hotel or the Dorian Hotel (did you know furry friends are welcome at this stunning property?). Looking to get a dip in during your stay? Then be sure to check out some of Calgary's best hotels with pools ! What to do: Embark on an adventure with snow tubing at WinSport or immerse yourself in the rich musical heritage at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre . For those seeking budget-friendly options, indulge in some of our favourite free activies that showcase the essence of Calgary. Additionally, be sure to get some shopping in at some the best local stores in Calgary Where to eat: Indulge in exquisite dining at acclaimed establishments such as Alloy , Bonterra or the Deane House . Explore Calgary's latest culinary offerings at the newest restaurants , and be sure to savor the flavors of our best craft breweries ! - Event Details