2022 Winter Sports Season Plans Return to Regular Schedule

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2022 Winter Sports Season Plans Return to Regular Schedule

Basketball Season, Winter Games Look to Return to Pre-Pandemic Structure

After a 2021 season that saw serious limitations on our winter sports schedule, we are planning a return to our normal schedule in 2022. Most affected are the State Winter Games and 2022 basketball season.

Winter Games

After a year as a single-day event, the 2022 State Winter Games are scheduled for three days in their usual calendar slot the week after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Jan. 23-25, athletes will return to Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, Ind., for the 25th time. Athletes will once again compete in snowshoeing and alpine skiing. The skiing competition includes levels ranging from developmental (short glides without turns) to advanced plus, making the sport accessible to anyone interested in competing. Ski partners will again be on hand to teach athletes to ski or to help improve their skills. Practice and time trials will take place on Monday, Jan. 24, with competition and awards on Tues., Jan. 25.

For more information about the State Winter Games, contact Kim Satterwhite at ksatterwhite@soky.org or 502-695-8222.

Basketball

Not surprisingly, basketball is the most popular team sport offering on the Special Olympics Kentucky calendar. Last year, the season was limited to non-contact practices and ended with a Team Skills Competition. This year, we expect to hold a traditional basketball season, which will include leagues in Louisville and Georgetown, a series of local tournaments and regional tournaments that determine teams for the State Basketball Tournament, which is scheduled for March 11-13 at Mid-America Sports Complex in Louisville.

Teams are forming now across the state. Contact our office now if you have an athlete interested in playing.

For more information about the Special Olympics basketball season or our basketball program, contact Hunter Brislin at hbrislin@soky.org or 502-695-8222.

Cheerleading

We are also planning on bringing back our traditional cheerleading season this year. Kentucky has been a national leader in special-needs cheerleading programs for many years. Our season consists of two regional cheerleading competitions with any squad who participates in at least one of those seasons eligible to compete in the State Cheerleading Competition that is traditionally held in late February.

For more information about the cheerleading season or our cheerleading program or how to participate, contact Kim Satterwhite at ksatterwhite@soky.org or 502-695-8222.

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