Penobscot Area Winter Games
February 10 - February 11
Special Olympics Maine: Penobscot, Piscataquis & Hancock Area
2020 Area Winter Games Registration
Event Date: February 10 & 11, 2020. Registration due by January 20, 2020
Location: Hermon Mountain & Sawyer Arena
Event Chair: Wendy Gilbert
Monday, February 10th: Speed Skating at Sawyer Arena. Adult time trials for Nordic and Snowshoe at Hermon Mt.
Tuesday, February 11th: Finals for School & Adult athletes in Snowshoe, Nordic and Alpine
Snowshoeing: 25M, 50M 100M
Speed Skating: 25M, 25M Sit-Skate, 50M, 50M Sit-Skate, 100M, 300M, 500M, 1000M
Alpine: Downhill Ski, Snowboard, Dual Ski
Nordic Ski: 100M, 500M, 1K
Online Registration Instructions:
Please follow the links below to register your team. This information is to be submitted by the Head of Delegation. Qualifying scores required for Speed Skating and school age Snowshoe.
Head of Delegation Form: Required for all teams click here: HOD & Coaches Registration
Snowshoe Athlete Registration Form: click here: Snowshoe Athlete Registration
Speed Skating Athlete Registration Form: click here Speed Skating Athlete Registration
Alpine Athlete Registration Form: click here Alpine Athlete Registration
Nordic Athlete Registration Form: click here Nordic Athlete Registration
Winter Games Banquet and Overnight Lodging at Black Bear Inn:
The Banquet is 2/10, 5:30pm dinner with dance to follow. Food served will be a pasta bar. All attending will need to purchase tickets in advance, tickets will not be available at the door. Overnight lodging includes breakfast Tuesday morning. All payment due 1/20 and is non-refundable.
Banquet Only- $17
Banquet & Lodging Double Occupancy- $45
Banquet & Lodging Single Occupancy- $67
To register for the Banquet and/or Lodging please use the following link to create an invoice: Click here: Winter Games Banquet & Lodging Invoice
Follow the instructions and mail payment to Wendy Gilbert, P.O. Box 65, Bradley, ME 04411 to complete your banquet and room reservation.
2020 Mickey Award Nomination
Mickey Boutilier was the Founder of Special Olympics Maine. He often came to our Area Winter Games and enjoyed seeing and talking with all the athletes. The Mickey Award is given to an athlete who has displayed some or all of the following of Mickey’s traits:
Sense of humor, Commitment to Special Olympics, Love of Life, Leadership, Determination, Willingness to Speak Up, Seeing and Believing in all Abilities and Possibilities.
The 2020 Mickey Award will be presented at the Winter Games Banquet.
To nominate an athlete for this award please use the following link: 2020 Mickey Award Nomination
Coach Education Policy: ALL registered coaches (Head of Delegation, Head Coaches & Assistant Coaches) must have a current certification for the following; Class A Volunteer Screening, Protective Behaviors Course and Concussion Awareness and Safety Recognition Course. You can find these documents/links on the State website at www.somaine.org/sports/coachs-corner/become-a-coach/.
Head of Delegation: This person is responsible for the entire delegation including; athletes, head coaches and assistant coaches. This person will send and receive pertinent information to and from Special Olympics regarding; registration forms, athlete unified partner and coach requirements.
Head Coach Requirements: Every delegation must assign one certified head coach for every sport that they have athletes competing in. This person is responsible for the entire sports team training including; athletes, unified partners and assistant coaches.
SOME has two upcoming opportunities for coaches to become a certified Coach.
Snowshoeing & Cross Country Skiing:
Quarry Road Trails in Waterville on January 8th (9am-2:30pm)
Pineland Farms Outdoor Center on January 10th (9am-2:30pm)
To register for the Quarry Road Trails CTS, please click HERE
To register for the Pineland Farms CTS, please click HERE
Medicals & Consent Forms: ALL Athletes must have current medical & consent forms on file at Special Olympics Maine’s State Office. It is your responsibility to insure that these (2) (current/completed) forms are on file at the state office, for every athlete you plan to bring to the games. If we already have a medical on file for an athlete and it is less than three years old, you don’t need a new one, unless there has been a significant physical/medical change in one of your athletes. You may email Lauren at LaurenL@somaine.org to check on medicals in your file. We recommend that you make two additional copies of each medical/release form – keep one file of all medicals in a safe place and have a file with all your athletes’ medicals that travels with you to events. Blank Medical and Consent Forms can be downloaded by going to our website: www.somaine.org/sports/athlete-resources/.
Reminder for Alpine Skiers: On behalf of Special Olympics International and SOME, we are working towards all Alpine Skiers racing with a FIS-approved helmet. This will not be mandated for 2020 Winter Games, however will be mandatory for the 2021 Winter Games (State and Area). If an athlete is due for a new helmet we suggest purchasing an FIS-approved helmet. Additional information will be sent regarding reduced athlete pricing, please contact either the State Office if you are looking to purchase.
Practice Time at Hermon Mountain: Looking for practice time? Check out the adaptive ski lessons at Hermon Mountain! Click HERE for more information.
The above information and Winter Games registration links will be available on the somaine.org website by selecting the 2/10 event date on the Calendar of Events.
Area Co-Manager and GMS Coordinator