2020-2021 Registration

Thank you for your interest in registering with Special Olympics Calgary for the upcoming season as an athlete or volunteer. Please read the information below to complete your registration.

Due to a high volume of emails and phone calls we receive during the registration period, we ask that you please review the Frequently Asked Questions below, to help answer any questions you may have about the registration process. Click on the question to reveal the answer. If your question does not get answered from the list below, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it but anticipate waiting a possible 2-3 business days for a response. Thank you for your understanding.

2020-2021 Registration Opens: Friday, September 18th

September 17: Registration Package Distributed to members
September 18: Fall/Winter Registration Starts
October: 14, 21, 28 - Floor Hockey pilot program
October 17, 24, 31 - Bowling Pilot Program
November 15 Week: Fall/Winter programs begin


Visit Special Olympics Alberta and Special Olympics Canada's website to read more on Return to Play.


We have selected 3 specific fall/winter programs, 5 Pin Bowling, 10 Pin Bowling and Floor Hockey which will run as a three week pilot program. Based on your intent submission, you will be receiving a communication email from us by September 17th about your participation.

The pilot programs will assist us in determining if all safety measures and protocols required can be adhered to and sustained for the Fall/Winter programs. Once the pilot programs are completed, a decision will be made whether Special Olympics Calgary's Fall/Winter program season will continue.

Fall/Winter Programs
If the Pilot Programs are successful, we hope to run the following sport programs for the Fall/Winter season, subject to volunteer ratios, facilities, participation interest, etc.
5 Pin Bowling
10 Pin Bowling
Alpine Skiing
Cross Country Skiing
Figure Skating
Floor Hockey Novice
Floor Hockey Intermediate

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to offer the following fall/winter programs this season:
Active Start/FUNdamentals
Figure Skating - Learn to Skate
Floor Hockey - Development
Floor Hockey - Youth
Health & Wellness 1
Speed Skating
Swimming - Novice
Swimming - Youth

Please note: Swimming Intermediate and Advanced have moved to the Spring/Summer season.


General Registration Questions

+       How do I know if I qualify to participate with Special Olympics?
+       What do I need to register with Special Olympics Calgary?
+       When does Registration open?
+       Where do I go to register?


Return to Play

+       What measures will be in place for Special Olympics programs this year?
+       What happens for High Risk Individuals?
+       How many sports can we participate in?
+       Will we be able to watch Special Olympics practices and programs?
+       What happens if an athlete requires 1 to 1 support?

+       Any measures in place for arrival and departure times?
+       When is registration for Spring/Summer programs?

Online Portal

+       I am receiving an 'Incorrect credentials' message or I don't remember my password.
+       I logged in but I see my information, not the athlete I want to register.
+       It is telling me to print and sign the waivers, but I don't have a printer.
+       I am at the Program Search but there are no options to select, or I am receiving "An organization must be selected from the Search Results before continuing" message.
+       When will I know if I get in my sport program(s)?


+       Is there a cost to participate with Special Olympics?

       How do I pay for my registration and sports?

       Are post-dated cheques accepted?

       I have a credit from the previous year… how do I claim it?

       I requested a refund from last season and haven’t received it yet.

       Do I have to pay for all my sports now?

       I cannot pay all the program fees, what can I do?

       How do I get a refund?



I still have questions – who can I contact?

You can contact our office best through email and we would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Please contact us here or email registration@specialolympicscalgary.ca.



SOC Virtual Golf Classic 2020
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Join us for a virtual round of golf
to get Special Olympics athletes in the game

We unfortunately had to cancel our biggest fundraiser, our annual Golf Classic, this year due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. As this event held a substantial role in providing funding for our programs, we are choosing to hold a virtual event in hopes our community will come together through the joy of sport and camaraderie to support our athletes for their upcoming season.



  • Pick a golf course anywhere, and play a round between August 1st - August 16th to support Special Olympics Calgary.
  • Participate as an individual or a team of 4, and challenge friends/family/coworkers to participate.


  • After your round, please visit our website and complete your donation form. Donation forms must be submitted online by Monday, August 17th @ 11:59pm MT to be eligible for prizes.

    Donate your score
    If you are up for the challenge, donate $1 for every stroke in your round.

    Donate any amount
    We appreciate any size of donation, if you would like to participate in the fun, please donate any amount you are personally comfortable with and help make a difference in the lives of our athletes.

    *Every participant who donates $100.00 or more will be entered in our Special Draw for a Round of Golf for 4 at the fantastic Mickelson National Golf Course. If you shoot a low score you can bump up your donation to $100 or more to enter the Special Draw.

    *First 144 participants will also receive a Feed A Friend gift card from our friends at Spolumbo's Fine Foods and Deli! The gift card entitles the cardholder to a free 2nd lunch with the purchase of the first one at either of their deli store-front locations.


  • Every participant who makes a donation will be eligible for a variety of draw prizes.*
    Individual: Participate as an individual and you will be entered in the draw for great individual prizes.
    Team: Participate as a team of 4 and your team will enter the draw for great team prizes.

  • More ways to win. On top of entering the main draw just for participating, see how you can also win awesome prizes in the following categories:

    As an Individual:
    Most Honest Prize: For the individual participant who donates the 'most honest' score.
    Special Draw Prize: Donate $100 or more and be automatically entered in the Special Draw for a Round of Golf for 4 at the fantastic Mickelson National Golf Course. (courtesy of the Windmill Golf Group)
    ATB Shootout Challenge: Submit your score on the online donation form. Players shooting in 70’s, 80’s 90’s or 100+ are entered in a Prize Draw in their own scoring category.
    Best Dressed Prize: Show off the fun you're having with a wacky or themed costume on social media tagging @specialocalgary and #SOCClassic on facebook, twitter or instagram, or by including a photo on your donation form to enter the draw for a prize.

    As a Team:
    Closest to the Pin: Compete within your own team for the best Closest to the Pin shot on any or all of the Par 3's. Send in the name of the winning player(s) from your team. The player(s) will be added to the draw for the overall Closest to the Pin Prize.
    Longest Putt: Compete within your own team for the Longest Putt made during your round. Send in the name of the winning player from your team. The player will be added to the draw for the overall Longest Putt Prize.
    Special Draw Prize: Any individual team member who donates $100 or more will also automatically be entered in the Special Draw for a Round of Golf for 4 at the fantastic Mickelson National Golf Course. (courtesy of the Windmill Golf Group)
    ATB Shootout Challenge: Submit your score on the online donation form. Players shooting in 70’s, 80’s 90’s or 100+ are entered in a Prize Draw in their own scoring category.
    Best Dressed: Show off the fun you're having with a wacky or themed costume on social media tagging @specialocalgary and #SOCClassic on facebook, twitter or instagram, or by including a photo on your donation form to enter the draw.


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Click on the buttons below for one pagers of information. The participation guides layout the information you need to collect for the donation form, and the different prize opportunities available to you.

individual participation guide     Team participation guide     prize list

Complete your Individual or Team Donation Form after your round.
*Participants must complete and submit their donation form online by Monday, August 17th @ 11:59pm MT to be eligible for prizes.


 Thank you to all the donors of the Virtual Golf Classic, for the prizes and your contributions.
                                             Windmill Golf Group                          VIP Golf       Calgary Old-Time Hockey Players Association
Caroline Barham
Mickelson National Golf Club
Peters Family Foundation

Calgary Flames Hockey Club
Calgary Hitmen
Calgary Roughnecks
Carstairs Community Golf Club
Collicutt Siding Golf Club - Crossfield
Darcy Ranch Golf Group
Flames/NHL Alumni
Helga Price
John & Barb Taylor
Molson Coors
Nanton Golf Club
River Spirit Golf Club
Serenity Golf Club
Sprinbank Links Golf Club
Tuxedo Source for Sports


Special Draw: Mickelson National Golf Club (4) - Debra Rice
Willow Park Golf Club (4) - Mary Trollope
Earl Grey Golf Club (4) - Jeff Mann
Closest to the Pin: Winston Golf Club (4) - Shirley Van Den Bosch
Nanton Golf Club (4) - Patty Egeland
Longest Putt: Bearspaw Golf Club (4) - Eric Blakely
Carstairs Community Golf Club (4) - Jack Gregory
ATB ShootOut Challenge
70s: $125 Gift Card - Mark Stobart
80s: $125 Gift Card -Elayne MacDonald
90s: $125 Gift Card -Murray Sigler
100+: $125 Gift Card -Dean Jones
Best Dressed: Calgary Flames Hockey Club Golf Package - Katrina O'Reilly
Radium Golf Group - Radium Course (4) - Karen Saunders
Most Honest Score: Calgary Roughnecks Team Signed Jersey - Laura Gordyko
Molson Coors Granville Retro Cooler and 24 pack - Trish Savill
General Draw
Wilderness Golf Club (4) - Marcus Astley
Heritage Pointe Golf Club (4) - Dean Jenkins
Kananaskis Country Golf Course (4) - Chris Demchuk
Radium Golf Group - Springs Course (4) - Karen Saunders
The Canal at Delacour Golf Club (4) - Mark Stobart
Lynx Ridge Golf Club (4) - Bob Corrigan
Springbank Links Golf Club (4) - Diane Gagnon
River Spirit Golf Club (4) - Wayne Thomas
The Hamptons Golf Course (2) - Jay Cowles
The Hamptons Golf Course (2) - Marie Evans
Heritage Pointe Golf Club (2) - Monika Jansen
Heritage Pointe Golf Club - Alejandra Price
D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club (2) - Patty Egeland
Collicutt Siding Golf Club (2) - Lisa Vlooswyk
Collicutt Siding Golf Club (2) - Walt Savill
Serenity Golf Club (2) - Kyle Derre
Fairmont Banff Hot Springs 1 Night Stay - Laura Gordyko
Xbox and Controller - Sharon Appleyard
Calgary Flames Lanny McDonald Jersey - Mike Keet
Calgary Hitmen Team Signed Jersey - Ken Hobday
Sobeys $50 Gift Card - Sharon Thomas
Sobeys $50 Gift Card - Barb Long
Sobeys $50 Gift Card - Carol Hall
Sobeys $50 Gift Card - Barb Reeson
Sobeys $50 Gift Card - Gary Simpson
Sobeys $50 Gift Card - Beverly Hansen
1 Dozen Wilson Golf Balls - Sam Gabor
1 Dozen Wilson Golf Balls - Heather Paul-Scott
1 Dozen Wilson Golf Balls - Eric Blakely
1 Dozen Wilson Golf Balls - John & Barb Taylor
Special Olympics Calgary (SOC) is a volunteer driven registered charity whose mission is to enrich the lives of Albertans with an intellectually disability through sport. Special Olympics is more than just sports, and a one time event, we are in the community every day of the year, providing a combination of fun, fitness and social activity that helps build the confidence and life skills of our athletes. SOC has over 800 athletes with support and coaching from 300+ volunteers, participating in 21 different summer and winter sports.
SOC relies on the generosity of individuals, groups corporations and special events to survive as we receive no direct government funding to sustain our operations. 76% of our annual operating budget is raised through generous donations right here in Calgary. Currently, we require approximately $750,000 dollars to cover the costs associated with programming. Proceeds from the Golf Classic will directly help us achieve this goal.
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We are proud to be a charity of the Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink program. All donations made through their site will be matched up to 50%.

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Special Olympics Alberta and by extension, Special Olympics Calgary, will be suspending across the province, all sport training, competition and other fundraising activations until April 14, at which time the situation will be re-evaluated.

Although the risk of infection in Alberta is still low, our members have a heightened risk so we have decided to take the necessary measures. We hope that we will be able to resume programs and events after April 14, but there is a possibility that we will need to extend the suspension. We will continue to monitor the situation and work with our key partners and local health authorities so that we only resume programs when we can ensure safety for our members. Protection of our athletes, volunteers, staff and families is our number one priority.

Please also know in order to ensure we are supporting the fight against the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the health and wellness of our staff and members, our office will be closed from March 16th - March 27th as staff will be working from home. You can still reach our staff through email and we look forward to staying connected with you.

Please visit our program cancellations page for updates as the situation progresses.

Thank you for your understanding. Please reach out with an questions you may have.
- Special Olympics Calgary
Frequently Asked Questions

When will our spring programs start?
Spring programs have been postponed until April 14th, but that date will be reevaluated based on the situation, and may possibly change.
Will we receive a refund for our dates missed?
We are still figuring out what the spring programs will look like, and more messaging will be sent out to you when we have an answer.
How do I get my Bowl-a-Rama pledges to Special Olympics?
Our office is currently closed, so when we reopen, information will be sent to bowling athletes on the procedures of Bowl-a-Rama pledge sheets and funds drop off and collecting the giveaway items, as well as announcing prize winners. Please keep all your information and funds in a safe and secure place until then.
Is the _______ event still running?
At this time, all programs, events, and fundraising initiatives including athlete activations have been suspended. Once events are confirmed to run or rescheduled, you will be notified.
Team Alberta 2020

We are proud to have athletes and volunteers representing Calgary on Team Alberta at the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Thunder Bay, Ontario February 25-29, 2020.

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Brittany Gadzosa
Sallie Szanik

Mary Goodwin
Darrel Harsch
David Smith
Michael Jamieson
Dana Tetz
Caroline Rippe, Coach

Ferris Brewer

Erica Manson
Sarah McCarthy
Emily Ross
Lois Ross, Coach

Amber Harriman
JorDen Tyson
Meg Ohsada
Emma Bittorf
McKenna Husband
Eleanor Saubak
Kennedy Zaytsoff
Barb Prystai, Coach

Nicolas Scarangella
Spencer Stevens
Joshua Weaver
Marie Powell, Coach

Katie Saunders
Nicholas Dagenais
Dylan Deuchar

For more information on the event, please click here for the event website.

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