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.
2019 SONC Fall Tournament
SONC Fall Tournament will be held November 1-3, 2019 in Charlotte.
Guilford/Highpoint Roller Skating Invitational
Guilford/High Point will host a Roller Skating Invitational on Sunday, October 20, at Skate South in High Point.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
8:30 a.m. Check-in for head coaches/athletes
9:00 a.m. Competition start
11:00 a.m. Tentative competition finish/awards start
12:00 p.m. Event concludes
This event is open to all programs that wish to attend, and due to the timeframe we will need to cap the registration at 40 athletes. Athletes will be permitted to compete in a maximum of two of the following events:
- 30 meter straight
- 30 meter slalom
- 50 meter
- 100 meter
- 200 meter
- 500 meter
Athletes and Unified 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Jayne Koeslin Radionov
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 email@example.com.