Roller Skating

Game On: Learn about the divisioning process that differentiates Special Olympics from other sport organizations.

SONC offers roller skating speed events. There is something for all ability levels, from the 30 meter slalom to 1,000 meter race. SONC also offers two team relays in two-person and four-person teams.

Always communicate with your local coordinator if you are interested in submitting registration for an event.

Fall Tournament/Invitational Registration Forms

Local program coordinators should submit entries along with the remainder of the Fall Tournament registration.  Click here for a full list of Fall Tournament registration forms. These forms will be available closer to the event date.

SONC Fall Tournament will be held November 1-3, 2019 in Charlotte.


Athletes and partners also have the opportunity and are encouraged to participate in various local invitationals. Check the roller skating sport calendar for upcoming invitationals being hosted by local programs.

Local programs are also encouraged to host and invite neighboring counties to participate in invitationals, scrimmages, or leagues.  Click here for some basic steps on how to get started.  If you are interested in hosting an invitational you can also contact the sports department at

About Roller Skating:  Roller Skating is a lifetime fitness sport, well-suited for both children and adults. In addition to building cardiovascular fitness, it contributes to the development of balance and coordination. The wide range of competitive events offered to meet the needs of athletes with limited balance and challenge those with advanced skill 

Differences of Special Olympics Roller Skating:  

History: Roller Skating became a Special Olympics North Carolina sport in 1986. 

By the Numbers:   

  • A demonstration of roller skating occurred at the 1985 Special Olympics North Carolina Leadership Conference in 1985.   
  • Roller skating moved from Summer Games to Fall Games in 1992. 
  • In 1991, four athletes from Special Olympics North Carolina competed in roller skating at International Special Olympics Summer Games. 

Sport Development Teams (SDT) are responsible for assisting with local and state level programs and competition, educating coaches and officials, and promoting active engagement among athletes throughout the year.  Click here for more information.

Donna Jones

Jayne Koeslin Radionov

Q.K. Wall

Tony Williams

Certified Clinicians receive additional training in presentational skills to conduct training schools in their community.  In order to become a Certified Clinician one must have a Special Olympics North Carolina level 2 sport certification in this sport.

For more information on becoming an SDT member or a Certified Clinician, contact

Find out if this sport is offered in your community

Become an athlete or unified partner

Special Olympics North Carolina offers sports training and competition in 19 Olympic-type sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  Learn more on how to become an athlete.

Become a Unified partner and play on a team alongside athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Become a Coach

Combine knowledge and passion for a sport by becoming a Special Olympics North Carolina coach to lead athletes in preparing for local and state-level competition.

Become a Volunteer

Serve a crucial role at Special Olympics North Carolina by volunteering at our office or one of our many events throughout the year. Check out our home page for these volunteer opportunities.

Share Your Sport Knowledge

Officiate for Special Olympics North Carolina by donating your time as a sports official.  Contact for more information.

Sport Development Team members (SDT) are active volunteers who channel their passion and knowledge for a sport into effective leadership for local and state programs.  

Certified clinicians supplement the SDT by providing coaches training in their community.  Click here for trainers.

For more information on getting involved, contact