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TN Special Olympics Winter Games At Ober Mountain

January 29, 2023 @ 6:30 pm January 31, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Ober Mountain is proud to host Ski, Snowboard & Speed Skating athletes in Annual Winter Games
(Gatlinburg, TN) Special Olympics athletes from around the state are waxing their skis and snowboards and sharpening their ice skate blades in preparation for the Special Olympics Tennessee Winter Games to be held January 30th & 31st at Ober Mountain.
Over 150 athletes with intellectual disabilities will compete in Alpine skiing, Snowboarding and Speed Skating in divisions based on age and ability.
On Sunday night, Jan 29th, the public is welcome to witness the traditional Opening Ceremonies at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Here they will witness the March of Athletes, the Special Olympics Oath, a welcoming speech, and the presentation of the colors. The traditional lighting of the Special Olympics flame will take place on Monday morning, Jan 30th, at 9:00am at Ober Gatlinburg.
The Winter Games competition is being conducted by Ober Mountain Ski & Snowboard School (Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding); Ober Mountain Ice Skating Rink (Ice Skating); and Ober Mountain.
Over 14,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics Tennessee which provides year-round training and competition opportunities in 19 sports. More than 300 athletes participate in Area Winter Sports. 2023 marks yet another year for Ober Mountain being the only host of the Special Olympics Tennessee Winter Games.