This page draws together bowling-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.

Companionship through Sport

Ten-pin Bowling commonly called "Bowling" in the US, is a competitive sport in which a player (the "bowler") rolles a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic lane with the objectvie of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible. 

Although Bowling does not belong to the Olympic sports, it is among the most popular sports in Special Olympics. It is a particularly beneficial sport to people with intellectual disabilities, irrespective of their age or sports abilities, since it ensures physical exercise and at the same time participation and social integration. Plus, it's great fun!

About This Page

Special Olympics focuses on the individuality of each athlete so that coaches can train and encourage growth in skills and accomplishment. The coaching materials, rules and other resources on this page have been specially prepared for coaches working with people with intellectual disabilities. Coaching Special Olympics athletes calls for the same skills and experience that many coaches are familiar with. The extra information in our coaching guides about working with people with ID is what makes our materials helpful and valuable.


Bowling Events

  • juil. 07 - juil. 09
    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games
    ven. juil. 7 - dim. juil. 09, 2017
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    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games

    ven. juil. 7 - dim. juil. 09, 2017

    The 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games is taking place in Medicine Hat from July 7 to 9. Medicine Hat will host the largest Provincial Summer Games with over 1,200 athletes and coaches from across the province. Athletes will compete in 11 summer sports: 5 and 10 pin bowling, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball and swimming.

    Contact information
    Basketball, Bocce, Powerlifting, Soccer, Softball and Swimming
    Family Leisure Centre
    2000 Division Ave N.
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    5-pin Bowling and 10-pin Bowling
    Panorama Bowling Lanes
    820 FA Ave SW
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
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