Eröffnung & Schlussfeier

Notice: Tickets now available -


Opening Ceremony

Date: Saturday18th March, 2017

Place: Planai Stadium, Schladming (Coburgstraße 52, 8970 Schladming)

Time: 7 pm


The Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 will be a very special experience. The marching in of all 107 delegations in the Planaistadium, the Special Olympics flag, the Special Olympics oath and the "Flame of Hope" are just a few highlights of this special event.

Tickets: EUR 50,-


Closing Ceremony

Date: Friday, 24th March 2017

Place: Stadium Graz (Stadionpl. 1, 8041 Graz)

Time: 19 Uhr

The closing ceremony is the end of an exciting and emotional time. The "Flame of Hope" will be extinguished but the "Heartbeat around the world" will continue to live.



Inportant information for the ceremonies:

  • No large bags or backpacks are allowed - safety checks are carried out!     
  • It is recommended to travel by public transport as there is very limited parking.     
  • The ceremonies are Open Air events - please dress in accordance with the temperatures.     
  • Ticket sale: Limited card contingent!


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