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State Winter Games
presented by
Wertz Warriors

A Special Olympics Michigan athlete skis during the State Winter Games.

February 5-7, 2020

The State Winter Games presented by Wertz Warriors offers a high profile, exciting event for approximately 900 Special Olympics Michigan athletes to showcase their skills in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding, snowshoeing and speed skating. Events take place in the greater Grand Traverse area.

Volunteer registration will open in December.

Competition & Venues

Snowshoeing & Non-Competition Events

  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Healthy Athletes screenings, souvenirs, special events and delegation housing.
  • Snowshoeing: 30M, 50M, 100M, 200M, 400M

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd., Acme, MI 49610)

Snowboarding, Alpine & Cross Country Skiing

  • Snowboarding: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super Giant Slalom
  • Alpine Skiing: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Downhill
  • Cross Country Skiing: 50M, 100M, 250M, 500M, 1K, 3K, 5K

Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort (1826 Schuss Mountain Ln., Mancelona, MI 49659)

Figure & Speed Skating

  • Figure Skating: Compulsory and Freestyle
  • Speed Skating: 100M, 300M, 500M, 800M

Howe Ice Arena (550 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI  49686)


  •  General Schedule will be released in late December

State Winter Games Partners

Wertz Warriors

State Winter Games Presenting Partner

High 5ive Foundation

State Winter Games Bronze Medal Partner

State Winter Games Athlete Partner

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Statewide Partners


Statewide Premier Medallion Partner

Real Estate One Charitable Foundation

Statewide Legend Partner


Statewide Victor Partner


Statewide Unified Sports & Victor Partner

Law Enforcement Torch Run®

Statewide Civic Partner

Knights of Columbus

Statewide Civic Partner

Water Warriors

Statewide Civic Partner