DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) — Over 280 athletes and 8 unified partners from 49 delegations across the state are set to complete in the 2019 Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) Winter Games.
Athletes will participate in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, speed skating and figure skating.
The Grand Harbor Resort, Sundown Mountain, Camp Albrecht Acres and Mystique Community Ice Center will play host to the various competitions and activities.
The games will kick off on January 14th, and will continue through the 15th, with the Opening Ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. at the grand Harbor Resort. The ceremony includes a parade along the River Walk to the River Center Patio and the Special Olympics Torching light.
Preliminary competition will begin on January 14 with time trials for snowshoeing beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Camp Albrecht acres. Preliminaries for speed skating will be at Mystique Community Ice Center; alpine skiing and cross country skiing assessments and time trials will take place at Sundown Mountain all starting at 1:00 p.m.