Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) will host its annual Regional Figure Skating Competition Friday, March 4 at Allen Community Ice Rink. Competition and skills events will run from 8:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The Championship field features 11 SOTX athletes, three coaches and 10 volunteers from around the state. This is one of eight annual state championship events held by SOTX and one of only three single-sport statewide events.
Athletes will compete in four different divisions, which are categorized by age and ability. The athletes qualifying for this year’s Figure Skating championships range in age from 20 to 43 years old. Six athletes come from the surrounding Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Justin Horton (Richardson, TX), Andrew Lugo (Garland, TX), Kristen Lyons (Richardson, TX), Leanne Owens (Dallas, TX), Tekla Petecki (Richardson, TX) and Ian Rawn (Plano, TX). All are members of the Richardson Roadrunnersdelegation.
About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 55,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646. Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.
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