Eröffnung & Schlussfeier
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. International stars like Helene Fischer and Jason Mraz will perform at the Opening, also Rose May Alaba and Anna Maria Kaufmann, "Vereinigung Wiener Staatsopernballett" together with Dance Company "Ich bin O.K." and many more.
Date: Friday, 24th March 2017
Place: Stadium Graz (Stadionpl. 1, 8041 Graz)
Time: 7 pm
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. Helene Fischer and Andreas Gabalier will perform at the Closing, also Rose May Alaba and Grace VanderWaal.
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!
- Please notice that all rehearsals /general rehearsals are not public.
Die Eröffnungsfeier LIVE im Fernsehen
In Austria you can watch the Opening Ceremony on ORF Sport+!
ESPN is international broadcaster: