Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

2018 BC Winter Games

Special Olympics figure skates will take to the ice February 22 to 25 for the BC Games in Kamloops.

In February 2018, Special Olympics BC figure skaters and basketball players from around the province will take part in the BC Games.

The Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games will take place February 22 to 25 and will feature SOBC athletes and 20 coaches for the chance to showcase their skills in front of their peers from generic sports.

We know the odds our athletes must overcome and the barriers they face every single day. We see this at training events and competitions as our athletes push to beat their personal bests — and exceed them. Their stories and successes inspire us all.

Good luck to all the athletes and enjoy the experience!

Participating SOBC athletes

 

 

Basketball schedule 

2018 BC GAMES BASKETBALL -SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Pacific Way Elementary School

2330 Pacific Way, Kamloops

Pool A

Pool B

Fraser Valley (Zone 3)

Fraser River (Zone 4)

Thompson Okanagan (Zone 2)

                         Vancouver Coastal (Zone 5A)

Vancouver Coastal (Zone 5)

Cariboo - North East (Zone 8)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Start

End

Event

12:00PM

1:15PM

Practice - Fraser Valley (Zone 3) & Fraser River (Zone 4)

1:15PM

2:30PM

Practice - Thompson Okanagan (Zone 2) & Vancouver Coastal (Zone 5A)

2:30PM

3:45PM

Practice - Vancouver Coastal (Zone 5) & Cariboo-North East (Zone 8)

2:00PM

2:15PM

Scorekeepers’ meeting in staff room

2:15PM

2:30PM

Coaches meeting in gym

 

 

Friday, February 23, 2018

 

Start

End

Game #

Event

Score

8:00 AM

8:45 AM

1

Warm-up

 

8:45 AM

10:15 AM

1

Thompson Okanagan (Zone 2)

Vancouver Coastal (Zone 5)

 

10:15 AM

11:45 AM

2

Vancouver Coastal (Zone 5A)

Cariboo-North East (Zone 8)

 

11:45 AM

1:15 PM

3

Fraser Valley    (Zone 3)

Thompson Okanagan (Zone 2)

 

1:15 PM

2:45 PM

4

 Frazer River     (Zone 4)

Cariboo-North East (Zone 8)

 

2:45 PM

4:15

5

Fraser Valley    (Zone 3)

Vancouver Coastal (Zone 5)

 

4:15 PM

5:45 PM

6

Vancouver Coastal (Zone 5A)

Frazer River (Zone 4)

 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

 

Start

End

Game #

Event

Score

8:00 AM

8:45 AM

 

Warm-up

 

9:00 AM

10:30

7

2nd in Pool A

3rd in Pool A

 

10:30 AM

12:00 PM

8

2nd in Pool B

3rd in Pool B

 

1:00 PM

2:30 PM

9

Winner of Game 7

First in Pool B

 

2:30 PM

4:00 PM

10

Winner of Game 8

First in Pool A

 

4:00 PM

5:30 PM

        11

(5th place)

Loser of Game 7

Loser of Game 8

 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

 

Start

End

Game #

Event

Score

7:30  AM

8:15 am

 

Warm-up

 

8:30 AM

10:00 AM

12 (Bronze)

Loser of Game 9

Loser of Game 10

 

10:00 AM

11:00 PM

13 (Gold)

Winner of Game 9

Winner of Game 10

 

11:30 AM

12:00 PM

Medal Presentations

 

 


Figure skating schedule

 

2018 BC Games Figure Skating – Special Olympics

Sandman Centre

300 Lorne St., Kamloops

Thursday, February 22, 2019

Start

End

Event

Zone

2:45 PM

3:15 PM

Special Olympics Practice

All Zones

Friday, February 22, 2019

11:45 AM

12:15 PM

Special Olympics Practice

All Zones

3:50 PM

4:40 PM

Special Olympics Freeskate

All Zones

Saturday, February 22, 2019

10:45 AM

11:15 AM

Special Olympics Practice

All Zones

6:00 AM

6:30 PM

Medal Presentations


Background

The Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games are expected to have as many as 1,768 athletes, 342 coaches, and 197 officials. These will be the 29th BC Winter Games.

These BC Games are distinct from Special Olympics BC Games, which are our Provincial Games hosted by SOBC solely for SOBC athletes.

SOBC athletes have been showcasing their skills in the generic BC Games for 14 years, competing in Special Olympics divisions. Prior to 2014, SOBC athletes at BC Games competed in athletics and swimming. Their expansion into BC Winter Games began in 2014 with basketball and continued in 2016 with the addition of figure skating.

The BC Winter Games provide a competitive multi-sport environment that supports the development of athletes, coaches, and officials as they move on to higher levels of competition. BC Games alumni are successful on the national and international stage. Eighteen BC Games alumni represented Canada at the 2014 Olympics and Paralympics, including Jamie Benn (hockey), Denny Morrison (speed skating), Kelsey Serwa (ski cross) and Josh Dueck (Para alpine). Fifty-seven per cent of the Team BC athletes who competed at the 2015 Canada Winter Games were BC Games alumni.

Contacts

Media inquiries

Tim Fitzgerald
SOBC Communications Coordiantor
Direct Line: 604-737-3077