Program Descriptions

  • All sport specific programs are for individuals 8 years and older. For interested participants age 2-7, please view information on our Young Athletes programs
  • All dates, times and facilities are subject to change. 
  • Programs will not be offered with less than 10 registered athletes or if there are not enough coaches to meet the required athlete to coach ratio.
  • Special Olympics Calgary cannot offer 1-1 support. It is the responsibility of the guardian to provide this support if required. 

 

 

  

2023-2024 PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

SPORTS (age 8 and older)

 

5 PIN BOWLING                                                                                                  Cost: $175

These programs are designed to teach bowling skills from beginner to advanced levels. Instruction includes bowling techniques, coordination improvement, concentration enhancement, rules and etiquette.

NORTH 
BOWLING DEPOT #146, 5255 McCall Way NE
Saturdays: October 14, 2023 – March 16, 2024                              12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  

CHINOOK
CHINOOK 1 AM Adult  
Saturdays: October 14, 2023 – March 23, 2024                              11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Chinkook Mall Bowladrome, 6455 MacLeod Trail South


CHINOOK
CHINOOK 2 PM Adult 
Saturdays: October 14, 2023 – March 23, 2024                              1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Chinkook Mall Bowladrome, 6455 MacLeod Trail South


CHINOOK Youth 8-17 yrs
Saturdays: October 14, 2023 – March 23, 2024                              1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Chinook Mall Bowladrome, 6455 MacLeod Trail South



NOTE: Only the Bowling Depot location is wheelchair accessible. Other locations all involve stairs



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10 PIN BOWLING                                                                    Cost: $150

This program is designed to teach bowling skills from beginner to advanced levels. Instruction includes bowling techniques, coordination improvement, concentration enhancement, rules and etiquette. 

Times

Saturdays: October 14, 2023 – March 16, 2024
Let’s 10 Pin Bowlarama, 2916 – 5 Ave NE                                    10:00am – 12:00pm




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ALPINE SKIING                                                                                                  

This program is designed to teach downhill skiing through the development, intermediate and advanced levels. Dryland training is a mandatory part of this program and concentrates on improving cardio, strength and flexibility in preparation for the on-snow activity.

 

DEVELOPMENT                                              Cost: $200


Dryland:
Mondays: October 23, 2023 – November 27, 2023                          6:30pm – 7:30pm
Calgary Jewish Centre, 1607 – 90 Ave SW

Skiing:
Sundays: December 5, 2023 – February 4, 2024                             9:30am – 11:30am
Canada Olympic Park, 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW                


INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED                        
Cost: $200

Dryland:
Mondays: October 23, 2023 – November 27, 2023                          6:30pm – 7:30pm
Calgary Jewish Centre, 1607 – 90 Ave SW


Skiing:
Sundays: December 5, 2023 – February 4, 2024                             9:30am – 1:00pm
Canada Olympic Park, 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW               

NOTES:

  • There is no where to store equipment at the ski hill. 
  • Skis must be brought to each program or rented at facility. 
  • Canada Olympic Park is not accessible through city transit
  • Athletes MUST have proper Ski Helmet
 

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ATHLETICS (Track and Field)                                                                                                          Cost: $75

This program is designed to teach all levels (novice/intermediate/advanced) basic track and field skills. Instruction on sprinting, distance running, high jump, long jump and shot put is offered in this program.

Times

DEVELOPMENT/NOVICE

Indoor:
Sundays: March 10 - April 21, 2024 (No Program March 17th)     10:30pm - 12:00pm
Central Memorial High School, 5111 21 St SW

Outdoor: 
Sundays
: April 28, 2024 - June 23, 2024                                    12:30pm - 2:00pm
Glenmore Athletic Park, 5300 19th St SW

INTERMEDIATE

Indoor: 
Mondays: March 18 - April 22, 2024                                            6:30pm - 8:00pm
Huntington Hill Community Centre, 520 78 Ave NE

Outdoor: 
Sundays
: April 28, 2024 - June 23, 2024                                    12:30pm - 2:00pm
Glenmore Athletic Park, 5300 19th St SW

ADVANCED

Indoor: 
Mondays: March 4 - April 22, 2024                                            7:00pm - 8:30pm
Calgary Jewish Center, 1607 90 Ave SW

Outdoor: 
Mondays: April 29, 2024 - June 24, 2024                                   7:00pm - 8:30pm
Glenmore Athletic Park, 5300 19th St SW

                                

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BASKETBALL                                          

This program is designed to teach basketball skills from the development - advanced levels. Instruction on passing, catching, shooting and dribbling are provided through both drills and scrimmage.


DEVELOPMENT                                                       Cost: $50
Wednesdays: April 10 - June 5, 2024                                    7:00pm - 8:30pm
Chief Justice Milvain School, 3428 42 St NE
 
NOVICE                                                                   Cost: $50
Wednesday: April 10 - June 5, 2024                                     7:00pm - 8:30pm
King George School, 2108 10th St NW

INTERMEDIATE                                                     Cost: $75
Wednesdays: March 13 - June 19, 2024                               6:30pm - 8:30pm
Don Hartman NE Sportsplex, 5206 68 St NE                                                              

ADVANCED BULLDOGS:                                        Cost: $100
Mondays: March 11 - June 17, 2024                                      6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saint Rosa of Lima Junior High School, 2419 50 St NE   

ADVANCED TITANS:                                              Cost: $100
Mondays: March 11 - June 17, 2024                                   6:30pm - 8:30pm
St. Helena Junior Highschool, 320 64 Ave NW

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BOCCE                                                                                                                   Cost: $60

This program teaches the basic rules and skills needed to play Bocce. Program will be open to all levels of abilities and only available as an outdoor program.

Times
Saturdays: April 27 - June 22, 2024                                   10:00am - 11:30am
Huntington Hills Community Centre, 520 78 Ave NW

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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING                                                                                  Cost: $60

This program is designed to teach cross country skills from beginner to advanced levels. Skiing techniques/skills, as well as safety, fitting of equipment, dryland practice and on-snow instruction will be incorporated into the program. Dry land training is mandatory. 

Times
­Dry land Training:
Saturdays: October 14 – November 25, 2023                              9:00am - 10:30am
Location: TBD


Skiing:
Saturdays: December 2, 2023 – February 24, 2024                            9:30am - 11:30am
Location: Maple Ridge Golf Course, 1240 Mapleglade Dr SE

NOTE: Athletes MUST have their own cross country skis and poles.

  
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CURLING                                                                                                     Cost: $60

This program is designed to introduce athletes to the basic fundamentals associated with curling. Emphasis will be placed on rock throwing and sweeping techniques as well as rules and strategies. Athletes will have the opportunity to develop their skills through individual instruction and game situations. Athletes should dress warmly as the curling rink is not heated.


DEVELOPMENT
Athletes enrolled in this program will learn the basics of curling

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
This level is for athletes who have a good understanding of the rules and aspects of curling, and can participate in game play without coach assistance.

Times
Sundays: October 15, 2023 – March 3, 2024                           3:30pm - 5:30pm
Calgary Winter Club, 4611 14 St NW

NOTE: Athletes MUST have their own curling protective head gear.

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FIGURE SKATING                                                      Cost: $175

This program is designed to teach all levels of basic figure skating skills. Given demonstration and practice will allow athletes to advance to figures, pairs and dance, as well as team precision skating.

Recreational  (Learn to skate)

Sundays: October 15, 2023– February 28, 2024                              11:00am - 12:30pm
Locations:
Father David Bauer Arena, 2424 University Dr NW (West Side)
Norma Bush Arena, 2424 University Dr NW (East Side)

Contact your head coach for the schedule as times vary each week.


Competitive  
                                       
                     
This level is for those that want to enter competitions

Sundays: October 15, 2023– February 28, 2024                               10:30am - 12:30pm
Locations:
Father David Bauer Arena, 2424 University Dr NW (West Side)
Norma Bush Arena, 2424 University Dr NW (East Side)

Contact your head coach for the schedule as times vary each week.

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FLOOR HOCKEY                                                                                                 Cost: $150

When athletes register for the floor hockey program they will be required to attend a skills assessment. From that they will be placed in the appropriate division based on the athletes ability level. If an athlete has not played floor hockey before, they are encouraged to register in development. Athletes will be able to move among divisions based on the coaches assessment.

The floor hockey program provides the opportunity to develop skills through both drills and scrimmage. Novice and intermediate levels may involve some body contact during play. Development level: body contact and slap shots are not allowed.

NOTE: athletes must provide their own helmet that has full face protection, shin guards – soccer shin guards are acceptable, gloves and clean indoor shoes, which are required at all practices and games.


Youth: (8-17)       

Wednesdays: October 11, 2023 - February 28, 2024              7:00pm – 8:30pm
Calgary Jewish Centre, 1607 90 Ave SW

Development

Wednesdays: October 11, 2023 - February 28, 2024              7:00pm – 8:30pm
Calgary Jewish Centre, 1607 90 Ave SW      


Novice

Wednesdays: October 11, 2023 - February 28, 2024              6:30pm – 8:30pm
Don Hartman North East Sportsplex, 5206 – 68 St NE 
 

Intermediate

Wednesdays: October 11, 2023 - February 28, 2024              7:00pm – 8:30pm
Hillhurst – Sunnyside Community Centre, 1320 – 5 Ave NW 
Genesis Centre, 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE

Contact your head coach for the schedule as times vary each week.

 

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GOLF

GOLF PROGRAM


YOUTH (8-17)                                                                 Cost: $75
Tuesdays: May 7 - June 25, 2024                                              7:00pm – 8:30pm
Eaglequest Golf Dome at Fox Hollow, 1025 32 Ave NE   

INTERMEDIATE                                                              Cost: $80                                 
Athletes must have some experience playing golf on a course and proper golf skills.

Tuesdays: May 7 - June 25, 2024                                             7:00pm – 8:30pm
Eaglequest Golf Dome at Fox Hollow, 1025 32 Ave NE AND McCall Lake Golf Course, 1600 32 Ave NE

ADVANCED                                                                  Cost: $200                                                                                    
Athletes must be able to play 9 holes of golf at a regular course pace unassisted.  Athletes MUST have their own clubs.

ADVANCED - NORTH

Tuesdays: May 7 - June 25, 2024                                             6:00pm – 9:00pm
McCall Lake Golf Course, 1600 32 Ave NE

ADVANCED - SOUTH

Sundays: May 5 - June 23, 2024                                             6:00pm – 9:00pm
McKenzie Meadows Golf Club, 17215 McKenzie Meadows Dr SE

 

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 POWERLIFTING                                                                                                   Cost: $100

Athletes will be training not only to perform the three associated lifts in powerlifting; deadlift, bench press and squat, but athletes will learn the benefits of being physically active and will see the benefits of weight training.

*Note: Athletes should wear gym clothing as they will be working out. Running shoes, shorts/track pant, and a shirt will allow them to move comfortably. Coaches may make suggestions for any additional attire etc. Athletes that have tested positive for Atlanto –Axial Dislocation CANNOT compete in the SQUAT event.

Times
Wednesdays: March 6 - June 26, 2024                                              6:30pm – 8:30pm
Evolve Strength, 125 2985 23 Ave NE

Note: Program is split into 2 groups for the timeframe.

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RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS                                                                                    Cost: $100

This program is designed to teach all levels of basic rhythmic gymnastics skills as well as individual and group routines. Instruction on hoop, ribbon, club and ball techniques are included.

Times
Wednesdays: March 6 - June 26, 2024                                              6:30pm – 8:30pm
Calgary Jewish Centre, 1607 90 Ave SW


Note: Program is split into 2 groups for the timeframe.

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SNOWSHOEING                                                                                                   Cost: $60

This program is designed to teach basic snowshoeing skills from beginner to intermediate levels. Techniques, as well as safety, fitting of equipment, dryland training and on-snow instruction is offered. Equipment is provided.

Times
Sundays: October 15, 2023 – February 25, 2024                            12:30pm – 2:00pm
Glenmore Athletic Park, 5300 19 St SW



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SOCCER                                                                                                           Cost: $75

This program offers five levels of play: youth, development, novice, intermediate and advanced. Instruction is provided to teach kicking, passing and ball handling techniques, as well as teamwork and game rules. The program will include indoor training before moving outside. 

YOUTH (8-17)
DEVELOPMENT
NOVICE

INTERMEDIATE
ADVANCED

Times:
Indoor: 
Thursdays: April 11 - May 2, 2024                                  7:00pm - 8:30pm
Absolute Baseball Academy, 2221 Crowchild Tr NW


Outdoor: 
Thursdays: May 9 - June 27, 2024                                  7:00pm - 8:30pm
Huntington Hills Soccer Field, 320 64 Ave NW

NOTE: Assessments will be done during the first program session.

NOTE: Athletes must wear shin guards

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SOFTBALL                                                                                                          

This program is designed to develop throwing, catching and hitting skills. Athletes will gain knowledge of rules of the game through both drills and scrimmage. Athletes new to slopitch are encouraged to start at the development level and based on the skill level will move among divisions based on the coaches assessment.

NOTE: athletes must have thier own helmet

DEVELOPMENT (T-Ball)                                     Cost: $70
Indoor: 
Sundays: April 21 - May 5, 2024                                     10:00am - 11:30am
Absolute Baseball Academy, 2221 Crowchild Trail NW

Outdoor: 
Sundays: May 12 - June 23, 2024                                   10:00am - 11:30am
Bridgeland Riverside Diamond, McDougall Rd & 11 St NE


NOVICE                                                               Cost: $80
Indoor: 
Sundays: April 21 - May 5, 2024                                     10:00am - 11:30am
Absolute Baseball Academy, 2221 Crowchild Trail NW

Outdoor: 
Sundays: May 12 - June 23, 2024                                  10:00am - 11:30am
Huntington Hills Community Centre, 520 78 Ave NW
                                             

INTERMEDIATE                                                  Cost: $80
Indoor: 
Sundays: April 21 - May 5, 2024                                    12:00pm - 2:00pm
Absolute Baseball Academy, 2221 Crowchild Trail NW

Outdoor: 
Sundays: May 12 - June 23, 2024                                  11:45am - 1:15pm
Huntington Hills Community Centre, 520 78 Ave NW
                                             
                                                                     

  
ADVANCED                                                         Cost: $80
Indoor:
Sundays: April 21 - May 5, 2024                                    12:00pm - 2:00pm
Absolute Baseball Academy, 2221 Crowchild Trail NW

Outdoor: 
Sundays: May 12 - June 23, 2024                                  12:00pm - 2:00pm
Bridgeland Riverside Diamond, McDougall Rd & 11 St NE    

NOTE: The Advanced program may run on either Saturday or Sunday.                                                                             

                      

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SPEED SKATING                             Cost:                                             

NOTE: Athletes must be officially registered with both SOCalgary and a local speed skating club. Fees are paid to the local speed skating club.

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SWIMMING                                                              Cost: $150                                                                                                  

This program is focused from learning and developing skills needed to swim all the way to competitive stroke development. Athletes will be assessed and placed in the appropriate ability level.

NOTE: Program offered is NOT Red Cross or Lifesaving Society certified swim lessons. 

Times

YOUTH (8-12yrs)
Tuesdays: November 14, 2023 - March 26, 2024                                      7:00pm - 8:45pm
Vecova Recreation Centre, 33004 33 St NW                                                            

NOVICE 
Athletes must be able to do a front and back glide for half a pool length - assisted.

Tuesdays: November 14, 2023 - March 26, 2024                                      6:30pm - 8:00pm
Inglewood Pool, 1527 17 Ave SE                                                                                                                             

 

INTERMEDIATE                                                                    

Athletes must be able to do a front and a back glide for half the length of the pool - unassisted.
There are two sessions running in this time frame. Athletes will be placed into one 1 hour session.

Date: TBD                                                                         7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: TBD

 
ADVANCED                                                                       

Athletes must be able to do a front and a back glide for the full length of the pool - unassisted.
There are two sessions running in this time frame. Athletes will be placed into one 1 hour session.

Date: TBD                                                                        7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: TBD

 

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HEALTH & WELLNESS    

WALK/RUN CLUB                                              Cost: $60

Tuesdays: April 23 - June 25, 2024                                 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Calgary Curling Club, 720 3 St NW

 

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BADMINTON                                                        Cost: $60


Sundays: April 14 - June 9, 2024                                    1:30pm - 3:30pm                              
Location: Gao Badminton Tao, 4839 47 St SE

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DEMONSTRATION SPORTS

PICKLEBALL                                                        Cost: $60

Sundays: October 15 - December 10, 2023                    
Calgary Pickleball Centre, 1145 65 Ave NE

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