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Winter Games

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!

Click here for Volunteer Registration information

Volunteer Registration PDF

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!

General Information

Service Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, February 20th

Friday, February 21st

Saturday, February 22nd

Fan Opportunities

Friday, February 21st

Saturday, February 22nd

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).
If you miss the deadline, call Sport Nation 716-507-8480.



Rochester, NY