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Penobscot, Piscataquis and Hancock Winter Games
February 13 @ 8:00 am - February 14 @ 5:00 pm
2023 Special Olympics: Penobscot/Piscataquis/Hancock Area Winter Games
Event Date: February 13th and14th, 2023
Registration Due: January 26th
Location: Hermon Mountain & Sawyer Arena
Event Chair: Wendy Gilbert
GMS: Christina Ehrhard
The 2023 PPH Area Winter Games will be held at Hermon Mountain and Sawyer Arena for school age and adult athletes. Qualifying scores required for school age snowshoe athletes and speedskating only. Award ribbons will be provided on site. We will be having a banquet this year with dinner and dance and reduced rates for overnight stays are being offered by the Hilton Garden Inn Bangor. The Mickey Award means a lot to our area and will be awarded this year at the banquet. See below for more information on athlete event registration, banquet tickets, lodging and to nominate an athlete for the Mickey Award. Lots to look forward to!
Dates & Times:
Snowshoe: Monday 2/13, Adult Time Trials: 11:30-3pm
Tuesday 2/14 Schools: 9am -12pm & Adult Finals: 12-3pm
Speedskating: Monday 2/13, 9am-11:30am
Nordic: Monday 2/13, Time Trials: 11:30-3pm, Tuesday 2/14 Finals: 12-3pm
Alpine: Tuesday 2/14, Schools: 10:30am-12pm, Adults: 12:30-3pm
Banquet: Monday 2/13 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor. Dinner 6-7:30pm, Dance till 9pm.
Snowshoe: 25M, 50M, 100M (choose up to two races) Qualifying scores required for schools.
Alpine: Slalom (please indicate athlete Level: 1-Beginner, 2-Novice, 3-Intermediate, 4-Advanced)
Nordic: 100M, 500M, 1K (choose up to two)
Speedskating: Choose two of the shorter races: 25M, 25M Sit Skate, 50M, 50M Sit Skate or Choose up to three of the longer races: 100M, 300M, 500M, 1000M Qualifying scores are required for Speedskating.
Requirements for Participation in the PPH Area Winter Games:
Teams must complete the following:
Step 1: Complete PPH Area Winter Games HOD Registration Form by 1/26/23
Step 2: Complete PPH Area Winter Games Athlete Registration Form by 1/26/23
Step 3: Complete ALL required forms below for Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers & Partners prior to the event if you have not already done so previously.
3) Volunteer A/Unified Partner (Coaches, Volunteers, Partners Only)
Scan To: MikeL@somaine.org Fax To: 1-888-490-0672
Mail To: Special Olympics Maine, 525 Main Street Unit D, South Portland, ME 04106
Banquet & Lodging:
We are thrilled to be offering a banquet this year! The Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor is offering Winter Games participants a reduced overnight room rate and will be hosting our banquet. In years past we have been hosted by Black Bear Inn in Orono. They have had a management change and we were looking for a closer location to the games. The Hilton has been very accommodating and we are looking forward to our time there!
Date & Time: 2/13, Dinner at 6:00-7:30pm, Dance 7:30 till 9pm with DJ Jeff!
Banquet Tickets: Tickets are $20 per person.
Dinner will be a pasta bar (bolognese, creamy pesto, creme Rosa, marinara or alfredo), salad, breadsticks and dessert.
Purchase banquet tickets online here by 1/26. We need to provide an accurate head count by 1/26, tickets will not be available at the door. Tickets that have been reserved and paid for will be given to HODs at Winter Games.
Lodging: Overnight 2/13-2/14 at the Hilton Garden Inn Bangor. We have been offered the reduced rate of $115 (usually $214) for a double queen room. Please contact Wendy for the overnight discount code needed for the reduced rate, firstname.lastname@example.org. We are asking teams to book and pay for this directly with the Hilton by 1/26.
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
Click here to nominate an athlete by describing how this athlete has displayed the above traits and why he or she should receive this award. The Mickey Award will be presented at the banquet.
Winter Sports Head Coach Certification Courses:
Reminder of courses being offered in January. Click here for more information and to sign up!