The mission of Special Olympics is to provide
year-round sports training and athletic competition in
a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults
with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing
opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate
courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of
gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other
Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Figure Skating Facts
Special Olympics Figure Skating was first included in
the 1977 Special Olympics World Winter Games.
As of the 2005 Special Olympics Athlete Participation
Report, 8,853 Special Olympics athletes compete in figure