The 2019 Provincial Winter Games are fast approaching and Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is excited to welcome you to our wonderful city.  Like you, we are looking forward to and anticipating a weekend of great competition, camaraderie and fun!  We will all be witness to the athletes as they showcase their amazing abilities, strength and determination.

At this time, the family and friends section of the hospitality division is pleased to provide you with some information to help you navigate through the games.

Family and Friends Registration:

We encourage all of our Families and Friends to register with us so we can ensure you have the most up to date information about the games.

Click Here to Register with Family and Friends.


Opening Ceremonies – Thursday January 31st at 7:30pm

Located at GFL Memorial Gardens, 269 Queen St. East, Sault Ste. Marie

Tickets are not required for entry.


Closing Ceremonies – Saturday February 2nd at 7:30pm

Located at Sault Community Theatre, 1007 Trunk Rd Sault Ste. Marie

Tickets are not required for entry.


Sporting Venues:

Parents and supporters will not need tickets to attend the sporting events however are reminded to remain in the designated spectator areas.

Sport Venue Locations:

Alpine Skiing                       Searchmont Ski Resort

Cross Country Skiing       SOO Finnish Nordic Ski Club (Hiawatha Park)

Curling                                  Community First Curling Centre

Figure Skating                    John Rhodes Community Centre Arena B

Snowshoeing                      Searchmont Ski Resort

Speed Skating                    John Rhodes Community Centre Arena A


Family and Friends Dinner:

The Family and Friends Dinner will be hosted on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at the Royal Canadian Legion 96 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie.

Doors open at 5:00pm

Family Style Dinner Service Begins at 6:00pm

Guest Speaker

Cash Bar

Adult: $25.00

Children (5-10yrs) $12.50

Children under 5 are Free

Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Deadline to purchase tickets is January 10, 2019 (or before if tickets sell out).

Seating is limited, tickets will be processed on a first come first serve basis.

You must present your purchased ticket at the dinner.

If you wish to purchase your tickets over the phone with a credit card, please call the Games Office at 1-888-333-5515 ext 291.

Family and Friends Dinner Menu:

Pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, chicken, potatoes followed by dessert, tea and coffee. Gluten Free option is available.

Click Here to Purchase your Family and Friends Dinner Tickets



Athlete Early Departure:

If you are planning for your athlete to return home from Games with you, the Athlete Early Departure Form must be completed.   Athletes must be picked up on Saturday, February 2nd at 11:00pm.

Click Here to complete the Athlete Early Departure Form.

Deadline for the Athlete Early Departure form is January 10, 2019.


Merchandise Sales:

Purchase your 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Winter Games merchandise before January 11, 2019Click here to order.


Games Photos:

All photos from these games will be posted HERE.



Any questions regarding the Family and Friends Program

 Call: 1-888-333-5515 ext 291

 Or Email:



We look forward to seeing you at the
2019 Special Olympics Provincial Winter Games!