Winter Games Polar Plunge

January 28, 2023

Canoe Creek State Park

Hollidaysburg, PA


Join us at Canoe Creek State Park on Saturday, January 28 for the 2023 Winter Games Polar Plunge!


What to Know

The Winter Games 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 Winter Games Plunge 2023 T-Shirt.

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

> Jump into the frigid lake at Canoe Creek 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, January 28, 2023

Registration Opens: 9:00 am

Opening Ceremonies: 11:30 am

Check out photos from the Winter Games Polar Plunge held on Saturday, February 5th, 2022 at Canoe Creek State Park!


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 #WGPLUNGE 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.

2023 Major Event Sponsors

Geico Cares
Law Enforcement Torch Run
New Pace

2023 Local Event Sponsors

Gardenspot Village
Fireside Events
Renewal by Anderson