Virtual Winter Games

Special Olympics Iowa invites all members of the Special Olympics Iowa community to join in on the fun by competing in the Winter Games and joining us for the Virtual Winter Games Series activities.

Important Dates

Practice Period: January 4 – 25
Scores Due: 
January 25
Results Announced:
January  29
Virtual Series: January 28 and 29

Here’s How it Works

  1. Choose Your Events! For the 2021 Virtual Winter Games, individuals can participate in snowshoeing, Nordic skiing and walking events.
  2. PRACTICE! After reviewing the list of competition events, begin practicing those events that you want to compete in.  
  3. SUBMIT YOUR RESULTS! We encourage you to submit scores and times for all of the events you practiced.  All scores and times are due on January 25.

Important Links

General Information
Competition Event Breakdown
Walking Tracker
Results Submission Form
Zoom Tutorial (Computer & Phone)

Virtual Winter Games Series

All are invited to join us for the virtual activities! 

Virtual Dance @ 6 p.m
LET’S DANCE! Join us for a 1-hour dance party with DJ YETI!
Athlete Social Hour @ 4:00 p.m.
Join Adam Payne, Special Olympics Iowa athlete and Global Messenger, for a fun-filled hour of socializing with fellow athletes.
Register Here
Talent Show @ 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a talent show that will showcase the many talents of the Special Olympics Iowa athletes and Unified partners.*If you are a Special Olympics Iowa athlete or Unified pair that would like to participate in the talent show, please email Lexxi O’Brien at
Register Here
Flexin’ Friday Workout @ 2:00 p.m.
Let’s move! Join us for a Team Fit pre-recorded workout with SOIA Health and Fitness Coordinator Kara.
Disney Trivia @ 4:00 p.m.
Put your Disney knowledge to the test as we play Disney Trivia.
Register  Here
Results Show @ 5:00 p.m.
*Drumroll…..join us for the announcement of the Virtual Winter Games competition results (this could be you!) and who knows you might even get some new SOIA merch.