Athletes traveling from across Indiana and Ohio to compete

LAWRENCEBURG — More than 100 Special Olympics athletes from Indiana and Ohio will come together for three days of wintertime fun and competition during the 2023 Winter Games, Jan. 8-10 at Perfect North Slopes.

This 42nd annual event, sponsored by the Indiana Lions Club, renews Special Olympics Indiana’s commitment to offer sports training and competition opportunities year around. This marks the second year for the partnership between Special Olympics programs in Indiana and Ohio. And Perfect North Slopes, located in southeast Indiana, is an ideal location to hold the combined event — one of only a few dual-state Special Olympics competitions in the country.

Winter Games will officially begin with an Opening Ceremony on Jan. 8, followed by two days of training and competition. This year’s event will feature three winter sports: alpine skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing.

Professional instructors at Perfect North Slopes, supported by volunteers and coaches, will provide on-site training for athletes in their chosen events, allowing them to participate and compete regardless of their winter sports experience.

Additionally, athletes and their families can participate in games, activities and more at Winter Fest, held at Higher Ground Conference & Retreat Center.

Winter Games are free and open to the public. Spectators are encouraged to attend.