A little cold water's got nothing on you! You've got what it takes to make the plunge. You're up to the challenge and are ready to jump in. You are charged up and ready to be Freezin' for a Reason!

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Not sure about taking the plunge but want to be a part of this awesome event? We can't do this without you. There are many opportunities to make a difference while staying completely dry!

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Okay, so you prefer things nice and toasty warm. That doesn't mean you can't participate. Without your donations we're freezin' for no reason. Support a plunger or the event overall!

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Event Info

February 10th, 2019
Ontario Beach Park, Charlotte
Rochester, New York
Registration starts at 9:00 AM
(Walk up registration is welcome)
Plunge at NOON!

Parking Information

Food & Fun

Lakeside Winter Celebration
The Rochester Polar Plunge is held in cooperation with the Lakeside Winter Celebration at Ontario Beach Park which offers a wide array of events and festivities including Ice Sculpture Contests, the Chilly Chili Challenge, Sleigh Rides, Fireworks and more!

Photo Galleries of the Fun We Have
Lakeside Winter Celebration


2018 Top Law Enforcement Team: RPD                  2018 Top Fundraising Team: Rangers Rock 
2018 Top Fundraising Individual: Dena Olson
2018 Largest Team: RIT

2019 Contests

What's Our Reason For Freezin' ?

The Rochester Polar Plunge supports programs and services of Special Olympics New York. Special Olympics New York provides year round training and competition to over 66,000 athletes and unified partners with intellectual disabilities across over 23 Olympic style sports. The greater Rochester area supports over 3,500 athletes and hosts over 40 local Special Olympics competitions annually.

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2019 Rochester Polar Plunge Sponsors


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