Region B Gymnastics

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines.  Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible.  While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority.  All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information:


What Is Gymnastics?

Gymnastics combines strength, flexibility and artistry. Competition is offered in men’s and women’s events in artistic gymnastics utilizing beams, bars, rings, vault and floor exercise equipment.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate. In gymnastics, athletes also compete in specific levels.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in gymnastics compete locally at a Region Qualifying event. Gold medal winners are eligible to advance to state championships at the Summer Games held in Normal in June.

Gymnastics Events Offered in Illinois

Women’s Artistic Events

  • Floor Exercise
    • Balance Beam
    • Vault
    • Uneven Parallel Bars
    • All Around

Men’s Artistic Events

  • Floor Exercise
    • Parallel Bars
    • Vault
    • High Bar
    • Pommel Horse
    • Rings
    • All Around

Rhythmic Gymnastics

  • Rope
    • Hoop
    • Ribbon
    • Ball
    • Clubs
    • All Around

Competition Information

All Special Olympics Illinois Gymnastics competitions abide by USA Gymnastics Rules. Any modifications to these rules done by Special Olympics Illinois can be found in the linked rules interpretation.

2023 Special Olympics Illinois Gymnastics Rule Interpretations

Facility Information

All teams, families, volunteers and spectators are asked to park in the main lot near the EAST GYMNASIUM.  The East Gym Entrance (door # 8) will be the only access for the tournament.  Please follow all posted signs from the parking lot to the correct entrance. 

We ask that spectators please remain on the upper track to watch the events and awards unless using the restroom.

Rhythmic Meet Information

Rhythmic gymnastics competition and awards will take place on Saturday, February 25th in the East Gym. Rhythmic gymnastics athletes are not required to attend on Sunday, February 26th.

2023 Special Olympics Illinois Region B Rhythmic FINAL Schedule

Meet Schedule – Saturday, February 25th

Team Check-In12:30pm
Warm Ups1:00pm
Competition Start1:30pm
AwardsTo Follow Competition

Artistic Meet Information

Artistic gymnastics competition and awards will take place on Sunday, February 26th. Artistic gymnastics athletes are not required to attend on Saturday, February 25th.

2023 Special Olympics Illinois Region B Artistic FINAL Rotation Schedule – Morning

2023 Special Olympics Illinois Region B Artistic FINAL Rotation Schedule – Afternoon

Meet Schedule – Sunday, February 26th

Session One Teams Check-In7:30am
Session One Warm Ups8:00am
Sessions One Competition Start9:00am
Session One AwardsTo Follow Competition
Session Two Teams Check-In11:30am
Session Two Warm Ups12:00pm
Session Two Competition Start1:00pm
Session Two AwardsTo Follow Competition

Volunteer Information


Rhythmic athlete will need to bring their own equipment for their routines.


Awards will be presented after each session.

Concessions & Souvenirs

Concessions and Souvenirs will be for sale in the hall between the main gym and the east gym.

Supporting Documents

2023 Special Olympics Illinois Region B Gymnastics Final Results – 3/8/23

Who We Are

Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world.  Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.  Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life.  Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.


Feb 25 - 26 2023


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Palatine High School
1111 North Rohlwing Road, Palatine, IL 60074
Jaimie Lieblich


Jaimie Lieblich
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