About Our Athletes

The health benefits individuals receive from sport and recreation programs are widely known. Participation in physical activity promotes balance, co-ordination, body control and improves total physical fitness.

Athlete Eligibility. Is Special Olympics For Everyone?

In order to be eligible for participation in Special Olympics, an individual with an intellectual disability must agree to observe and abide by the Special Olympic Canada Sports Rules and the Special Olympics Ontario Code of Conduct.

Individuals ages 8 and up, all abilities can train and compete in Special Olympics program with the Aurora community. See the Sports at a Glance section of the Sports Tab for Town of Aurora programs for younger athletes. Athletes train and compete against athletes of similar ability level.


   •     Physical fitness and conditioning

   •     Increase in sports skill level and competitive skills

   •     Increase in self confidence and social skills

   •     In-house training and competitive opportunities available

How To Register As An Athlete? 

See the Sports pages of this website, to determine the sport you would like to join. Then contact Registrar to confirm space is available, and complete the online registration information? 

Registration Information 

Contact information is also listed for each sport club so feel free to call the coach to ask specific questions about the program.

Please note:

Registration for fall sports takes place in October.

Registration for summer sports takes place in April.

Should you have any questions or concerns please contact our Registrar at


When Are Your Sport Training Programs?

See the Sports at a Glance tab for program times.

What Is the Cost of Competitions? What If I Can’t Afford It? 

There is a small cost (which varies by sport club) to participate.

No Athlete shall ever be denied the opportunity to participate in weekly training or competition opportunities based on lack of financial resources

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