Registration Opens:

9:00am - 11:30 am

Plunge Safety Briefing:

11:45 am


12 pm


Plungers & Too Chicken-$50 Fundraising Goal

Cool Schools Plungers-$35 Fundraising Goal

Free to Spectators

The 2018 Winter Games Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday, February 3rd. #WGPlunge


Welcome to the 2018 Winter Games Polar Plunge and thanks for stopping by our page. This year, we have some awesome goals and would like to invite you to help us reach them!

For the 7th year running, attendees will be treated to a fun filled day with music, food & friends.  

Last year more than 500 plungers participated in the second annual plunge to benefit Special Olympics PA (SOPA). This year, we would like to see that participation number hit 700 plungers; and we want to raise $125,000 for our SOPA athletes! But, we can’t get there without you; so please, REGISTER TODAY and join us on Saturday, February 3rd for the coolest event of the season!

The 2017 Winter Games Polar Plunge major event sponsors included Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics PA, Aerotek, GEICO, Sheetz, Harmelin Media, New Pace Productions, WJAC, Galliker Dairy Company, Hollidaysburg American Legion Ambulance Service, Sam’s Club, Altoona Grand Hotel, Geeseytown Community Fire Company, Atlantic Broadband, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and Pennsylvania State Police.

We hope to welcome back those sponsors in 2018 & invite new ones to join our cause!


Check Out Our 2017 Media Coverage:

Altoona Mirror

Polar Plunge raises about $120K for Special Olympics




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" long sleeved t-shirt. Individuals can join a team, start their own team, or be "Too Chicken" alone.