Freezin for a reason

February 5, 2023

In Person

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Plunge

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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Volunteer

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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Donate

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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Our Featured Sponsors for 2023

 

Event Info

February 5th, 2023
Ontario Beach Park, Charlotte
Rochester, New York
Registration starts at 9:00 AM
(Walk up registration is welcome)
Plunge at NOON!

Parking Information
Directions

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

Contests

2022 Top Law Enforcement Team: Monroe County Sheriffs Office
2022 Top Fundraising Team: Rangers Rock
2022 Top Fundraising Individual: Emily Brushafer
2022 Largest Team: Post 465 Polar Cubs

2023 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.

Learn More About Special Olympics

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2023 Rochester Polar Plunge Sponsors

 

Home Depot

Knights of Columbus

Badge of Honor

Monroe Cchool Transportation

ADMAR

ALSCO

Dunkin' Donuts

Greece Post American Legion

Never Wet Basements

NYRA

O'Callaghan's

SUNY Brockport

CSEA

Mark's Pizzeria

Ontario Beach Park

Professional Instant Press

UofR Special Olympics