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This page draws together snowboarding-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.


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Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics snowboarding.  View the Snowboarding Fact Sheet

Special Olympics coaching guides are the key source of coaching information for our volunteer coaches worldwide. The guides are written by experts in the sport who understand that people with intellectual disabilities need extra time and attention to master new skills. The guides are helpful to anyone teaching a sport but are especially valuable when coaching Special Olympics athletes.


Snowboarding News and Stories


February 19, 2015 | North America: Utah

Special Olympics at the Aspen 2015 Xgames. Thanks to Hannah Teter

By Copied from Utah News

When X Games Aspen returns for a 14th event in Aspen Snowmass, Colo., from January 22-25, the winter action sports and youth lifestyle festival will descend upon Buttermilk Mountain with an expanded and fully-medaled adaptive sport lineup.View Story SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Jan. 16, 2014 - When X Games Aspen returns for a 14th event in Aspen Snowmass, Colo., from January 22-25, the winter action sports and youth lifestyle festival will descend upon Buttermilk Mountain with an expanded and fully-medaled adaptive sport lineup and the return of the Snowmobile Hillcross and Speed & Style, showcasing the talents of more than 200 world-class athletes from around the globe. X Games Aspen 2015 - with live coverage on ESPN and ABC and an extensive array of content across digital platforms - is also presenting a Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding dual slalom competition on Thursday, Jan. 22. Each team will consist of one Special Olympics athlete and one X Games athlete participating in the dual giant slalom race on Buttermilk Mountain. Athletes will include X Games and Olympic Snowboard SuperPipe gold medalist and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Hannah Teter. As one of only 10 Special Olympics athletes, Special Olympics Utah's own Carson Geiger from the Utah State Aggies team was chosen to participate in Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Races as part of this year's X Games in Aspen, Colorado on Thursday, January 22 from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m CST. Just 24 years old, Carson has been snowboarding for Special Olympics Utah since he was 16. Carson also participates in basketball, soccer and unified golf with his dad. He says that he has won a gold medal in every snowboarding event he has participated in, and his dream is to one day be chosen to go to National or World Games to compete with other athletes from around the world. He will leave Tuesday, Jan. 20, to fly to Colorado for the big event.

About Copied from Utah News:I am from Logan Utah and I love to snowboard. I am sad there is no more snowboarding in Utah. I wen to xgames. I love to snowboard.
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January 28, 2015 | North America: Utah

Carson Geiger from Logan, Utah chosen as 1 of 10 athletes to participate in unified sports, Aspen 2015 Xgames

By Carson Geiger

Carson Geiger from Utah with Josh Kerr

Carson Geiger one of 10 unified athletes chose for ESPN XgamesView Story Carson Geiger one of 10 unified athletes chose for ESPN Xgames

About Carson Geiger:Snowboarding with Special Olympics for 6 years. Has only taken gold in Utah but never chosen for word games. This is my goal. In the Xgames, got third in individual and 4th in team.
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January 22, 2015 | North America: Colorado

Winter X Games Hosts Unified® Competition

By Rafael Pacheco

Cody Field, Special Olympics Snowboarder, practices in preparation for the X Games first Special Olympics Unified® competition.

Cody Field, Special Olympics snowboard world champion, competed for X Games glory along with nine other Special Olympics snowboarders who were paired with veteran pro riders in a combined-time race for the event's first Special Olympics Unified® competition.View Story Cody Field, Special Olympics snowboard world champion, competed for X Games glory along with nine other Special Olympics snowboarders who were paired with veteran pro riders in a combined-time race for the event's first Special Olympics Unified® competition.

About Rafael Pacheco:I am the e-Communications Product Manager for Special Olympics.
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The 2013 Games featured world-class competition in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding and speedskating, among other sports in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea. See results by delegation, athlete and bib number.


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