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  is held in Dubuque in January with competition in:
    • Alpine Skiing
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Snowshoeing
  • Mid-Winter Tournament is held in  Iowa City/Coralville in March with competition in:
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading and Dance
    • Gymnastics
    • Powerlifting
  • Summer Games  is held in Ames in May with competition in:
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    • Bocce
    • Cycling
    • Developmental Events
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
  • Softball is held in Ankeny in August.
  • Equestrian is held in Ames in September.
  • Flag Football is held in Cedar Rapids in September.
  • Volleyball is held in Ames in October.
  • Bowling is held in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs in November.
  • Conference Basketball is held in January and February in various locations.
  • Esports is held during the winter and spring months online.