The Special Olympics kick-off with an Opening Day Ceremony on July 1st at Husky Stadium in Seattle. Seattle Southside RTA is honored to have the stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) competition take place in our own backyard at Angle Lake! Here are a few tips and tricks on where to stay and how to get around for the games.


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Seattle Southside is home to a red-hot dining scene featuring unique international and Pacific Northwest restaurants. If you're visiting the area to attend the games, you'll most certainly work up an appetite. Just up the street from Angle Lake Park, there are plenty of great dining options like the delicious hole-in-the-wall burger/teriyaki joint, Bob's Burgers, to the savory roaster of meats, Sharp's Roasthouse.


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If you’re worried about traveling to the various events, don’t be! Seattle Southside is connected to downtown Seattle via the Link Light Rail. There are three light rail stations in our area:

  • Tukwila International Boulevard
  • SeaTac Airport
  • Angle Lake Station

The Angle Lake Station is right across from Angle Lake Park where the SUP competition will be held. The Link Light Rail stretches from Angle Lake to Husky Stadium, so you’ll never be far from the action.

SUP Competition at Angle Lake

Angle Lake

Just a few words about the stand-up paddle board competition at Angle Lake. The competition starts on Monday, July 2nd, at 8:00am with the assessment round, then concludes the next day with the final rounds. If you would like to get involved or volunteer at the event, visit the official website for the Special Olympics here.