2020-2021 Registration

Thank you for your interest in registering with Special Olympics Calgary for the upcoming season as an athlete or volunteer. Please read the information below to complete your registration.

Due to a high volume of emails and phone calls we receive during the registration period, we ask that you please review the Frequently Asked Questions below, to help answer any questions you may have about the registration process. Click on the question to reveal the answer. If your question does not get answered from the list below, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it but anticipate waiting a possible 2-3 business days for a response. Thank you for your understanding.

2020-2021 Registration Opens: Friday, September 18th

September 17: Registration Package Distributed to members
September 18: Fall/Winter Registration Starts
October: 14, 21, 28 - Floor Hockey pilot program
October 17, 24, 31 - Bowling Pilot Program
November 15 Week: Fall/Winter programs begin


Visit Special Olympics Alberta and Special Olympics Canada's website to read more on Return to Play.


We have selected 3 specific fall/winter programs, 5 Pin Bowling, 10 Pin Bowling and Floor Hockey which will run as a three week pilot program. Based on your intent submission, you will be receiving a communication email from us by September 17th about your participation.

The pilot programs will assist us in determining if all safety measures and protocols required can be adhered to and sustained for the Fall/Winter programs. Once the pilot programs are completed, a decision will be made whether Special Olympics Calgary's Fall/Winter program season will continue.

Fall/Winter Programs
If the Pilot Programs are successful, we hope to run the following sport programs for the Fall/Winter season, subject to volunteer ratios, facilities, participation interest, etc.
5 Pin Bowling
10 Pin Bowling
Alpine Skiing
Cross Country Skiing
Figure Skating
Floor Hockey Novice
Floor Hockey Intermediate

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to offer the following fall/winter programs this season:
Active Start/FUNdamentals
Figure Skating - Learn to Skate
Floor Hockey - Development
Floor Hockey - Youth
Health & Wellness 1
Speed Skating
Swimming - Novice
Swimming - Youth

Please note: Swimming Intermediate and Advanced have moved to the Spring/Summer season.


General Registration Questions

+       How do I know if I qualify to participate with Special Olympics?
+       What do I need to register with Special Olympics Calgary?
+       When does Registration open?
+       Where do I go to register?


Return to Play

+       What measures will be in place for Special Olympics programs this year?
+       What happens for High Risk Individuals?
+       How many sports can we participate in?
+       Will we be able to watch Special Olympics practices and programs?
+       What happens if an athlete requires 1 to 1 support?

+       Any measures in place for arrival and departure times?
+       When is registration for Spring/Summer programs?

Online Portal

+       I am receiving an 'Incorrect credentials' message or I don't remember my password.
+       I logged in but I see my information, not the athlete I want to register.
+       It is telling me to print and sign the waivers, but I don't have a printer.
+       I am at the Program Search but there are no options to select, or I am receiving "An organization must be selected from the Search Results before continuing" message.
+       When will I know if I get in my sport program(s)?


+       Is there a cost to participate with Special Olympics?

       How do I pay for my registration and sports?

       Are post-dated cheques accepted?

       I have a credit from the previous year… how do I claim it?

       I requested a refund from last season and haven’t received it yet.

       Do I have to pay for all my sports now?

       I cannot pay all the program fees, what can I do?

       How do I get a refund?



I still have questions – who can I contact?

You can contact our office best through email and we would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Please contact us here or email registration@specialolympicscalgary.ca.



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