Sports, Health & Wellness Center

Special Olympics Alaska Athlete Training Center and Campus

The Special Olympics Alaska Athlete Training Center and Campus project began in 2002, when the Board of Directors authorized the purchase of land at 3200 Mountain View Drive in Anchorage. A building campaign was launched by the Board of Directors, which resulted in the construction of an 8,000 square foot facility, valued at $2.5 million, that currently houses the Special Olympics Alaska program office and hosts athlete and coaches training programs. The building was dedicated on August 15, 2006. The center includes 1,000 square foot weight training and physical fitness center and a multi-purpose room for athletes and volunteers along with a board room, a classroom, and office space to administer the Special Olympics statewide program. On May 8, 2014 Special Olympics Alaska hosted the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the 20,000 square foot gymnasium, including a multi-purpose high school size basketball area, an indoor track, a commercial kitchen for event functions and nutrition education, and showers and lockers.  Additionally, there is a classroom to be used for athlete, coach, volunteer, and family/support systems training. Specific education programs planned include:  (1) healthy nutrition workshops, (2) healthy exercise and wellness programs, (3) family home training exercise and nutrition programs, (4) coaches and volunteer training, and (5) health promotion related programs.

Admin Center

Staff offices & reception area, Training/conference room (classroom space for 25), Breakroom, Small conference room (seats 6 comfortably), Copy room

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Fitness Center

State of the art weight training facility and expert staff to help meet the physical health and wellness needs of all athletes. Each athlete works within a group setting with a personalized fitness plan created with his or her unique needs and goals in mind. Our trainers work with each athlete to set goals and facilitate improved sports performance and health. In addition to any sports specific or personal goals, we work to increase physical health and well being by creating an individualized personal fitness plan to include any of the following:

  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Strength Training
  • Flexibility
  • Endurance Training
  • Balance
  • Proprioreception

All this is done in a fun and safe setting, where athletes have the additional benefit of meeting new people and re-connecting with old friends, all while being held to a high standard of behavior that provides a safe and enjoyable environment for all.

Sports, Health and Wellness Center

Full court Gymnasium & multi purpose room lined/equipped for various sports including Floor Hockey, Basketball and Volleyball, Training/conference room (classroom space for 40), Indoor 2 lane track, Full locker rooms with showers, Small meeting space

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For more information contact:

  • Nicolle Egan
  • Vice President/COO
  • 3200 Mountain View Dr.
  • Anchorage, AK  99501
  • nicolle@specialolympicsalaska.org
  • 1-888-499-7625 (toll free in Alaska)
  • 1-907-222-7625 (ext 629)
  • 1-907-222-6200 (fax)