Region D Gymnastics

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 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

Gymnastics (Rhythmic and Artistic) competition.

Facility Information

Large gym area for all events. Bathrooms available.

Event Details

  • Volunteer check in: 8:30 AM
  • Agency/Team check in: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Competition begins: 10:00 AM
  • Awards: Immediately following competition
  • Competition ends: Around 2:00 PM

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Lunch will be provided to athletes and coaches (on a 3:1) ratio. Registered volunteers will be provided lunch as well.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Who We Are

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and X.  


Mar 23 2024


8:00 am - 2:00 pm




Harrison Park
1824 S. Wood St. Chicago, IL 60608


Caitlin Tipre

Other Organizers

Katie McFadden
Brenden Cannon
Brenden Cannon
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