February 21 - February 22
Nearly 1,000 athletes and coaches from across the state will participate in the 2020 Winter Games in Rochester, featuring competitions in Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Snowboarding, and Snowshoe. Riverside Convention Center will be the host of Opening Ceremonies as well as the floor hockey competition site. Bristol Mountain Ski Resort, Swain Resort, Genesee Valley Sports Complex, and Cobbs Hill Park are also serving as competition sites.
The Winter Games are one of two annual state games and one of more than 5,000 total competitions held each year throughout New York. All events are free and open to the public.
Opening Ceremonies: Friday, February 21 at 8 PM at Riverside Convention Center, featuring the Parade of Athletes, entertainment and the lighting of the Special Olympics Cauldron.
Athletic Competition: Saturday, February 22, in six Olympic-style sports.
Service Volunteers, Fans in the Stands, and Social Ambassadors are needed at Opening Ceremonies and all competitions!
Check out our Winter Games event app!
Download Eventmobi to your phone and enter “wintergames2020” as the event code, or visit this link.
Volunteer Information Sheets
Our volunteer online pre-registration is now closed. Please note the online system cannot be run remotely. As volunteers are still needed, all registration will happen on-site. Simply choose your volunteer job by downloading the INFO SHEET below, follow the instructions outlined and join us the day of the event! At games, you can check in as a walk-in volunteer or group. Thank you again and we look forward to meeting you in Rochester!
Service Volunteer Opportunities
Thursday, February 20th
Saturday, February 22nd
- Alpine Skiing & Snowboard Information Sheet
- Alpine Ski & Snowboard Breakdown Volunteer Information Sheet
- Cross Country Skiing- Information Sheet
- Floor Hockey Information Sheet
- Floor Hockey Breakdown Information Sheet
- Figure Skating Information
- Snowshoe Volunteer Information Sheet
- Snowshoe Breakdown Volunteer Information Sheet
- Closing Ceremonies Breakdown- Information Sheet
Friday, February 21st
Saturday, February 22nd
- Fans. Floaters Information Sheet
- Alpine Skiing ‘Fans’ Information Sheet
- Cross Country Skiing ‘Fans’ Information Sheet
- Figure Skating ‘Fans’ Information Sheet
- Floor Hockey ‘Fans’ Information Sheet
- Snowshoe ‘Fans’ Information Sheet
Winter Games Friends and Family Hotel Information
Deadline to Reserve: Feb 5
Reserve Online or by Phone: Sport Nation 716-507-8480 (M-F 9am – 5pm).
Please DO NOT CALL THE HOTEL DIRECTLY.
If you miss the deadline, call Sport Nation 716-507-8480.