Statewide Competitions

medal-equestrianEach year, Special Olympics Iowa holds eight statewide championships, putting the heart of our athletes, the dedication of our coaches and the giving spirit of our volunteers on display.

  • Winter Games – Held every January in Dubuque with competition in:
    • Alpine and Nordic Skiing
    • Figure Skating
    • Snowshoeing
    • Speed Skating
  • Mid-Winter Tournament – Held every March in Iowa City with competition in:
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading and Dance
    • Gymnastics
    • Powerlifting
  • Summer Games – Held every May in Ames with competition in:
  • Softball – Held every August in Ankeny
  • Equestrian – Held every September in Granger
  • Flag Football – Held every October in Cedar Rapids
  • Volleyball – Held every October in Ames
  • Bowling – Held every November in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Sioux City