Erie Polar Plunge

November 12, 2022

Presque Isle Beach #7

Erie, PA


Thank you so much for attending the 2022 Erie Polar Plunge! Tap the button below to see photos from the event!


What to Know

The Erie Polar Plunge is an event to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Pennsylvania. There will be something for everyone so bring the whole family!

> General Registration is $50; all registrants will receive the Erie Polar Plunge 2022 T-Shirt.

> Show up ready-to-plunge in proper attire on plunge day.

> Jump into the frigid waters of Lake Erie to show your support for Special Olympics Pennsylvania!

Not Plunging?

Spectators can cheer on individuals and teams from the viewing areas, join us at PLUNGETOWN for food and entertainment, and can also sign up with a one time $50 donation as ‘Too Chicken to Plunge’ in support of our athletes.


Saturday, November 12, 2022

Registration Opens: 9:00 am

Opening Ceremonies: 11:30 am

General Plunge: 12:00 pm with Law Enforcement teams


Pop a cold water balloon over your head, or over the heads of friends and family members, to show your support of Special Olympics. This option is open to everyone and is perfect for people who are unable to attend the in-person plunge.

Virtual Polar Poppers Commit To

  1. Raise a minimum of $50 to get the 2023 Polar Plunge t-shirt; shirts will be shipped by the end of March.
  2. Post about your “pop” on social media using #EriePlunge and challenge others to register and join in on the fun!
Polar Pop Bear
Polar Pop Bear

IMPORTANT: All reasonable efforts will be made to hold scheduled in-person plunges which assure the safety of all participants. However, Special Olympics PA reserves the right to modify or cancel events as circumstances surrounding the pandemic evolve.

2021 Major Event Sponsors

Geico Cares
Law Enforcement Torch Run
New Pace
Energy Transfer

2021 Local Event Sponsors

Sportsmen's Athletic Club
Duggan's Service & Sales
Meadville Medical Center
Pilot Company