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 11th, 2018
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


2017 Top Law Enforcement Team: RPD                  2017 Top Fundraising Team: RIT 
2017 Top Fundraising School Team: RIT
2017 Top Fundraising Individual: Flo Trippi
2017 Largest Team: RIT

2017 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 nearly 65,000 athletes wtih intellectual disabilities across over 18 Olympic style sports. The greater Rochester area supports nearly 3,000 athletes and hosts over 30 local Special Olympics competitions annually.

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2018 Rochester Polar Plunge Sponsors


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