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About the Special Olympics Program

The Special Olympics group is for youth and adults with an intellectual disability. This program is in its fifth year of existence with a dozen athletes, and is now working in collaboration with KNC. Programming for younger skiers focuses on fun and playing games to get started on skis, while programming for adults is organized around fun activities and building strength, endurance, and technique leading towards competition. Team members have won medals at Provincial and National level races.


Training sessions run 9:15 to 11:00 am every Saturday from October 8 until November 19. Meetings will occur at Western Financial Place (south parking lot) in Cranbrook followed by carpooling to a variety of trails in the Kimberley/Cranbrook area. Sessions will focus on Nordic Pole Walking.

On Snow

Training sessions run 10:00 am to 1:00 pm every Saturday starting on November 26. Meet at either Western Financial Place at 9:15 am to carpool from Cranbrook or meet directly at KNC at 10:00 am. Extra sessions will be held every Wednesday evening, starting November 30 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. These evening sessions are targeted towards provincial competitors, but other team members are welcome to join.

Coaches Needed!

Interested in coaching? The bulk of our volunteer coaches are happy amateurs. We train as we go. We would love to see people who have a stronger technical/race experience join us.


Registration is now closed.


Free! Program fees are funded by the Special Olympics. All Special Olympics registrants must purchase the "Special Olympic" KNC membership option.


Kevin Phillips, Head Coach: 250-919-7347

Barb Phillips, Team Manager: 250-320-8132 or email:

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