Strengthening Exercises for Alpine Skiing

Sometimes the subtle burn in your quads becomes too much. As you carefully weave between each marker on the steep slope, your focus shifts to your suddenly fatigued legs. It’s as if someone has surreptitiously attached 20-pound weights to each of your thighs during your brief stint down the mountain. How can you possibly concentrate… Read more »

It’s Penguin Plunge Season!

Here at Special Olympics Vermont, the New Year always begins with an icy dip in the lake. We look forward to joining more than 1,200 people representing schools, businesses, families, sports teams, and more, in taking the Plunge to support Special Olympics Vermont athletes. Here’s how you can get involved! Register for the Penguin Plunge Rally your Penguin… Read more »

2016 Award Winners

Each year, Special Olympics Vermont awards individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the movement. For 2016, we are proud to announce the following award recipients. If you’d like to nominate an athlete, volunteer, or organization in 2017, please fill out the nomination form. Athlete of the Year John Vincenty, Smuggler’s Notch… Read more »

Warming Up for Winter Sports

Everyone knows that Vermont winters can be painfully cold at times. Sub-zero temperatures with driving winds and feet upon feet of snow are not the most inviting conditions to go outside and be active. However, snowboarding, skiing, and snowshoeing must go on! The cold weather makes a pre-event warm-up that much more important. While warming… Read more »

Out With the Bad, In With the Good:Healthy Food Substitutions to Help Bowling Performance

Nutrition is an essential component of athlete performance. Oftentimes physical fitness becomes the focus for performing well, but eating well can be just as important. Filling your body with wholesome food will give you the energy to perform and the nutrients to recover. This doesn’t mean that it’s only important to eat well right before… Read more »

State Trooper Elected to Lead LETR Council

Special Olympics Vermont is proud to announce the appointment of a new Co-Director of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Executive Council. Senior Trooper Callie Field serves out of the Vermont State Police barracks in Derby and has been an active member of Vermont’s Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for more than a decade. “VSP Sr…. Read more »


Sore muscles are proof of hard work, but they can also cause a great deal of discomfort. During bowling season, a variety of muscles can become sore from training or games. Maybe it’s your triceps one week, but your glutes are particularly sore the next. Regardless of the location of your discomfort, there is no… Read more »