Registration Night:

Warm-Up Registration Party

Friday, January 19th at the

Capital Area Intermediate Unit

(55 Miller St, Summerdale, PA)

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Pre-Plunge Warm Up Registration Party at CAUI

Iglooville Set Up:

8:00am - 9:00am

Plunge Registration:

9:30am - 11am

Chillville & Concessionville:


Costume Contest Registration:


Costume Contest Judging & Chicken Plungers "Chicken Dance":

10:30am - 11am

Plunge Time:


The 13th Annual Capital Area Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Harrisburg’s City Island. We are Back in the ‘Burg to be Freezin’ For A Reason! #CapitalAreaPlunge

The 12th annual Capital Area Polar Bear Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) was held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Gifford Pinchot State Park - Conewago Day Use Area in Wellsville, PA. 

The Capital Area Polar Plunge is a staple winter event that brought over 300 costumed clad, energized plungers together to “freeze’ for a reason” and raise more than $85,000. The fun filled day included tailgating, a photo booth, music, and a costume contest. Event sponsor, Dunkin’ Donuts, was also onsite to help warm everyone up with free coffee & hot chocolate.

Check Out Event Media Coverage & Photos:

Roger That Photography

Polar Plunge 1-27-17 (Photos Available for Purchase)

2017's Capital Area Polar Plunge: I found out how cold the lake was, the hard way

Capital Area Polar Plunge 2017 (Photos)

York Daily Record

Polar Plunge raises more than $80,000






Those who are too afraid to Plunge can still support Special Olympics PA by registering under "Too Chicken To Plunge"! For a $50 minimum donation, individuals can support their friends, family members and co-workers who are plunging and get their very own "Too Chicken To Plunge" t-shirt. Individuals can join a team, start their own team, or be "Too Chicken" alone.