Committed to enriching the lives of Albertans with an intellectual disability through sport.

Return To Play

Our plan is designed to help Special Olympics Edmonton athletes, coaches, families and caregivers understand the steps and requirements for in-person programs and events to return as safely as possible.

We appreciate the patience from our community as we navigate our way through the new realities of the 2020-2021 season.

We will be continually updating this website page as the situation evolves. Last update: November 4, 2020

Our current sport level

Our Return to Play protocols have been approved and Special Olympics Alberta staff are currently working with coaches and programs to ensure they are ready to go!

We are aiming to start our programs in mid-November, but with the current COVID climate in Edmonton – start dates are subject to change with little notice. We are hopeful and excited for a successful return to play.

Return to play is going to be an ongoing process, so we want to thank you for your patience as we continue to be conservative in our approach. Our priority is, and will always be, the health and safety of our athletes, volunteers, and coaches.

Guidelines and protocols

We adhere to guidelines and protocols set out by Special Olympics Alberta and work with our key partners and local health authorities to determine the safety of returning to and resuming programs. For more information, please click the links below to view most up-to-date guidelines and protocols.

Special Olympics Alberta
Alberta Health Services
City Of Edmonton

Frequent Q&A’s

When do programs start?
We are aiming to start programs end of November/ early December! We are currently watching the COVID situation closely and will continue to follow the guidelines. You will be notified 2 weeks prior to your program start date?

Are parents/ other spectators allowed to come watch programs?
Unfortunately, no. Due to cohort restrictions, no one that is not registered at the program are permitted into the program. We know this is a big change and we appreciate families and caregivers making arrangements to not stay at the program during the duration of practice.

Are masks mandatory?
YES! Every member of a program is required to wear a mask to and from the program. Depending on your sport, you may not need to wear a mask during physical activity. Every member is required to bring their own mask, however, we will have emergency masks on hand at each program.