Registration 2019-2020

Registration Timeline

July 5-19
Returning members (athletes & volunteers) ensure they can log on to their account on the online portal
July 25
Registration Information (steps and program details) released to all members (new and returning athletes/volunteers)
August 1
Online Portal opens for Registration at 10:00am MST
Space is limited in some sports and registration is based on a first come first serve basis.
Returning athletes must register by August 11 to confirm their spot in the programs they are returning to from last season
August 18
Online Registration Momentarily Closes
No program registrations will be accepted until Sept 9
August 19 - September 4
Program confirmations and fees owed sent to registered members
September 7
Program Payment Day
Calgary Heritage Christian Academy
2003 McKnight Blvd NE
11:00am - 1:00pm
*cash or cheque only*
Members, or someone on their behalf, must attend within this timeframe to pay for programs
September 9
Online Registration Reopens and is open throughout the year


Registration Resources


The Online Portal

This is the website for online reigstration:
Registration buttons - online portal

2019-2020 Sport Program Details

The list of sport programs we are offering for the 2019-2020 season


Online Account Login Assistance

Steps if you have previously registered on the online portal and need help logging into your account.

Registration buttons - account login

Forgot your password for your Account

Steps if you have created an account but forget your password


Athlete Registration


There are two ways to register a returning athlete:

1. An athlete registering themselves
An athlete should be registering themselves on their account, only if they are their own guardian.
Registration buttons - returning athlete   
2. Someone registering an athlete on their behalf
Anyone registering on behalf of an athlete (parent, guardian, supportive roommate, group home coordinator, caregiver, etc.) should have their own account be connected to the athlete as the 'Family Admin'. This must be done through the office for returning athletes, so please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to get this set up.
Registration buttons - family admin registration        Registration buttons - family admin account



Here are the steps to sign up as a NEW ATHLETE with Special Olympics:
Registration buttons - new athlete guardian     Registration buttons - new athlete family admin
**We unfortunately had some technical issues uploading our updated help documents, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you want these sent to you. They are step by step instructions to help you through registering on the online portal.**

Someone registering an athlete on their behalf
Registration Steps for New Athletes (independent)
An athlete registering them self and is their own guardian
Registration Steps for Multiple Athletes
(individual signing up more than one athlete)

Volunteer Registration


Registration buttons - returning volunteer


Registration buttons - new volunteer
**We unfortunately had some technical issues uploading our updated help document, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you want these sent to you. They are step by step instructions to help you through registering on the online portal.**

While we hope to minimize issues this registration year by being proactive with improved resources, members may still experience problems with the Portal. If you run into any difficulties, please reach out to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We aim to return all inquiries within 2 business days. If you do not receive a response within 2 business days, please try reaching us at 403-735-1022 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Program Cancellations

In Calgary we experience varying weather conditions anytime throughout the year, so there will be days that the weather will affect programs because of the venue conditions or transportation. Special Olympics Calgary puts the safety and well being of athletes and volunteers at the forefront, and because the weather may not always cooperate with us, please check here for program updates and cancellations throughout the year.

Program Update:

Day Updated:
Time Updated:



2019-2020 Sports

Active Start/

Starting on:
Sunday, October 20

Alpine Skiing

Starting on:

Monday, October 21

5 Pin Bowling

Starting on:
Saturday, October 19

10 Pin Bowling

Starting on:
Saturday, October 19

Cross Country Skiing

Starting on:
Saturday, November 2

Cross Country Skiing
Development Lessons 1

Development Lessons 2



Starting on:
Sunday, October 20

Figure Skating
Starting on:
Sunday, October 20

Floor Hockey
Starting on:
Wednesday, October 2

Health & Wellness
Session 1

Starting on:
Thursday, November 21


Starting on:
Sunday, October 27

Speed Skating
Starting on:
Monday, October 21

Starting on:
Tuesday, November 5

Starting on:
Tuesday, November 5

Starting on:
Tuesday, November 5

Starting on:
Thursday, November 7




          -           : Program is running unless told otherwise.
                        Check back by the appropriate posted cancellation timeline listed below to see an updated status.

CANCELLED: The program is cancelled on the date listed. Confirm with the coach/office that you are aware of the cancellation

RUNNING    : The program is confirmed to run.



What is Special Olympics Calgary's weather policy?

Programs will be cancelled when temperatures exceed the following

Indoor programs: temperature is below -30 degrees (including wind chill)
Outdoor programs: temperature is below -20 degrees or above +30 degrees (including heat index)

Programs may be cancelled due to other factors: road conditions, venue availability, volunteer ratio, etc.

When will a decision be made and announced?

Making the decision if a program should run on days with inclement weather is a difficult process as weather can vary in different areas of the city, and change drastically in short periods of time. We know how much our athletes love to play their sports, and volunteers enjoy seeing the athletes, but we have to focus on our members safety, and take many factors into consideration:

- Hourly forecast and temperature for the day/evening from the Weather Network
- Projected rain/snowfall/air quality
- Venue conditions
- Road conditions and travel time
- Previous cancellations for that program

Cancellations will be determined and posted as the following:

Weekday programs: By noon the day of the program
Saturday programs: By 4:00pm on the Friday
Sunday programs: By 4:00pm on the Saturday

Please do not call the office to inquire if your program is running or not. This page will be updated as soon as a final decision has been made.


What happens if the program is cancelled?

This page will be updated by the stated time above. You will also receive an email notification (or a phone call if you do not have email) from your head coach or the office to advise you of the cancellation. Once you receive the message, please confirm with the party contacting you that you are aware of the cancellation. If we don't hear from all members, someone is required to go to the venue to let members know of the cancellation upon their arrival. If we know all members know it is cancelled, no individual has to risk their safety in the concerned conditions. Thanks for your cooperation.

Please remember to always notify your head coach when you know you will not be at the program. This way, if the program is cancelled and you are out of town or the country, the coach does not have to wait to hear from you.

What happens if the program is still running but the conditions are less than ideal?

SOC attempts to make the best decision possible for members. If the program is scheduled to run, individuals may use their own discretion to decide to face the weather or road conditions. If members attend their program, but the weather takes a turn, we ask that coaches use their best judgement when it comes to starting or finishing their game or practice. Please make sure you contact your head coach to let them know if you are not planning to attend your program (weather related or not).


This is a reminder that for the safety of all athletes, parents/guardians/caregivers dropping off participants at a facility must ensure that the facility is open, and a coach or coordinator is present before leaving the athlete at that location.



Special Olympics Provincial Games Cauldron


The Special Olympics Commemorative Cauldron is now at its new home

For over 50 years, Special Olympics athletes have worked hard, trained hard and competed to their personal best at sporting competitions around the world. The 2019 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games, proudly hosted by the City of Calgary, was once again a testament to the undeniable strength, sport and spirit of every athlete competing at these Games. To celebrate 50 years of the Special Olympics movement, and to the many athletes who train, work and live as proud citizens in the City of Calgary, a Special Olympics Commemorative Cauldron was created. 

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(from L to R) Moving the 12,000lb stone from Indiana//The masons chiselling the 12,000lb stone//The masons working on the cauldron//The welders working on the fire bowl designed by SO athlete, Leonka

What started as a dream of the Demchuk family in 2017, came together with the kindness and generosity of many. It is because of the amazing supporters recognized below, and along with the creative vision of Special Olympics Calgary athlete and artist Leonka Kaluha, that Calgary finally has a monument to commemorate the legacy of Special Olympics.

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(from L to R) Stewart the head welder and Dave the head Mason//The Flame and fire bowl design//SO athletes Leonka Kaluha and Chris Demchuk with the cauldron//The cauldron lit up at the Opening Ceremonies//50th Anniversary side

The Cauldron was lit at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2019 Special Olympics Alberta Provincial Winter Games, and will stand as Calgary's first permanent monument dedicated to 50 years of the Special Olympics movement. The monument will be on permanent display at Winsport, directly in front of the steps to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame at 169 Canada Olympic Road SW.

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The Cauldron in place at Winsport in front of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Thank you to the incredible Cauldron supporters:
Tanners Masonry
Prop Masters Inc.
Rocky Mountain Stone Supply
Indiana Limestone Company
Set in Stone
East Lake Powdercoating
Continental Logistics Ltd.
Special Olympics Alberta
Special Olympics Calgary
Special Olympics Athlete Chris Demchuk, and the Demchuk Family

SOC Online Store

Special Olympics Calgary's online store is available for you to purchase your own SOC clothing pieces!

Follow the steps below, to get your SOC swag:


Step 1: Visit the online store and enter the Sale Code: SOC2018

shop online

 sale code


Step 2: Make sure you read the important details at the top

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Step 3: Browse the selection and shop away!

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Step 4: Know your options



Step 5: Select your item(s) and add to cart

add to cart


Step 6: Continue shopping or checkout

check out

Step 7: Review item(s) selected in cart

 review cart


Step 8: Fill in your information


Step 9: Payment


Step 10: Review the final order, Submit, and Review delivery schedule and pick up order details

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Provincial Winter Games 2019

        SO AB Mark Center Full Colour Gradient Blue Sky

Special Olympics Alberta

Provincial Winter Games

February 8-10, 2019
Calgary, AB

Alpine Skiing - 5 Pin Bowling - Cross Country Skiing - Curling - Figure Skating - Floor Hockey - Snowshoeing - Speed Skating


Team Calgary

Team: 337 members
Athletes: 258
Coaches: 65
Team Volunteers: 14
Sports: 8



 Visit the Provincial Games Website for venues, sport schedule and results:

Provincial Winter Games 2019



 Click on an athlete below, to hear their #SOTeamYYC story

Player Card - Brianne Koeckeritz           Player Card - Connor Willcocks

Player Card - Kyle Leesman

Player Card - Dylan Deuchar           Player Card - Jocelyn Leesman

Player Card - David Johnstone

Player Card - Jonathan Stel           Player Card - Kelsey Engbloom

Player Card - Allsopp

Player Card - Fern Bremault           Player Card - Jean Pierre

 Player Card - snowshoeing

Player Card - Jacob England           Player Card - JorDen Tyson

Player Card - Darby and Leonka


Player Card - Kyle V           Player Card - Lori C

Player Card - Heidi Rudolph






Global Calgary

We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to the Provincial Games media partner, Global Calgary, for all their help in producing the PSA in support of the Games. Our athletes spent the day in the spotlight, representing their sport and feeling like movie stars! It was an incredible experience and we can’t thank the team at Global Calgary enough for their support.

We also had the help of two amazing athletes and friends of the organization, Catriona Le May Doan and Kyle Shewfelt. They have both been fantastic ambassadors for Special Olympics Alberta and the Alberta Winter Games and we are so grateful for their support.

Thank you to everyone involved for such a wonderful day. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos of our athletes preparing for their debut on the big screen!

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