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Penobscot, Piscataquis and Hancock Winter Games

February 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am - February 14, 2023 @ 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

Click Here For The 2023 PPH Winter Games Informational Website!

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.  See below for more information on athlete event registration, banquet tickets, and lodging. 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.

Events Offered:

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.

1) Medical and Release (Athletes Only)

2) Communicable Disease Waiver (ALL) Submit online here or click here to download to complete

3) Volunteer A/Unified Partner (Coaches, Volunteers, Partners Only)

4) COVID 19 Supplemental Form (ALL-Optional)  Submit online by clicking here or click here to download to complete

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, wegaskum@gmail.com. We are asking teams to book and pay for this directly with the Hilton by 1/26.

Winter Sports Head Coach Certification Courses:

Reminder of courses being offered in January. Click here for more information and to sign up!

Sport Rules and Resources: Snowshoeing, Speedskating, Alpine, Nordic


February 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am
February 14, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Hermon Mountain Ski Area
Newburg Rd
Hermom, Maine 04401 United States