Winter Games

Coronavirus & Flu:

Coronavirus is on everyone’s radar, and it is still flu season here in Massachusetts. Special Olympics MA has been in contact with the Massachusetts Department of Health seeking guidance on how to proceed with Winter Games and as an organization we are following their recommendations that it is OK to move forward with the event and the risk level for the virus is low in the state. With that said, SOMA has taken the following precautions and wants to remind everyone of the following:

  • SOMA will have disinfect wipes, hand sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer at every venue
  • It is good practice to avoid the spreading of germs by:
    • Making sure everyone in your care is always washing their hands
    • Bringing extra hand sanitizer
    • Educating everyone to cough or sneeze into their elbow
  • ·If anyone on your team is sick, please have them stay home during the tournament


Winter Games is a multi-weekend event hosted every March in Central Massachusetts and the Greater Worcester Area, that serves as the season ending state tournaments for the sports of Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Floor Hockey & Ten Pin Bowling.   More event information visit the online event guide



  • Juniors (ages 8-15) Basketball Tournament
  • Unified Sports Player Development (all age groups)
  • Traditional Seniors (ages 16-21) & Masters (22+)
  • Unified Sports Seniors (ages 16-21) & Masters (22+)

Floor Hockey

Dance & Olympic Town

Ten Pin Bowling

Alpine Skiing

All event information is available via the SOMA online calendar

Thank you to our many community partners & venues:

Get Involved

Want to be a part of this great event?  Special Olympics Massachusetts is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers who want to deliver sports to the 14,000 + athletes that participate in our programing. This event we rely on approximately 750 volunteers across the three different weekends. These volunteer roles are wonderful opportunities to support, cheer-on, encourage and congratulate the athletes as they compete and showcase all of their hard work and training. Volunteer roles include:

  • Certified Officials
  • Scorekeepers
  • Timers
  • On Ski volunteers
  • Announcers
  • Photographers
  • Medical & first Aid

To get involved visit our online volunteer registration portal or for more information please email us.

Press / Media

For all press and media inquiries please contact Charles Hirsch at charles.hirsch@specialolympicsma.org