Snow sports festival coming to Crystal Mt.

Special Olympics will stage its inaugural Snow Sports Festival at Crystal in March.

The Special Olympics BC organization announced last week the inaugural  SOBC Snow Sports Festival will be staged at Crystal Mountain in March 2013.

The new competitive event will bring together Special Olympics athletes from B.C. and Alberta on March 2 and 3 to race in alpine skiing events at Crystal Mountain Resort and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing events at Telemark Nordic Club.

The SOBC Snow Sports Festival is expected to draw roughly 145 SOBC athletes from all over the province and more than 100 Special Olympics Alberta athletes and coaches. The event will involve races in the three snow sports as well as educational opportunities for athletes and coaches.

The SOBC sport cycle operates on a four-year rotation involving regional qualifiers and provincial, national, and world games. Currently, 13 SOBC athletes are training to take part in the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in the Republic of Korea.

“After training week in and week out, the athletes need and deserve this opportunity to compete and network with other athletes and coaches,” said Cari Henri, SOBC manager of sports. About 50 to 60 volunteers will be needed to help stage the event. Contact Cari Henri to find out how you can get involved at1-888-854-2276 or e-mail chenri@specialolympics.bc.ca.

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