Polar Plunge Site Ready On Park Point For Saturday’s Big Day

DULUTH, Minn. – Around 600 people are getting ready to take on the cold dip for Saturday’s annual Duluth Polar Plunge.

The fundraiser for the Special Olympics Minnesota kicks off at 2 p.m. at the end of Park Point.

But Friday, pre-registration for the plunge took place where those participating had a chance to check in and receive some merch. Last year’s plunge raised more than $135,000.

“The athletes that the Special Olympics has are amazing people. They have such good qualities about them and they’re such energetic and just exciting people to be around and I just love showing my support to them and being there for them and rooting them on because they jump and I’m too chicken to jump so kudos to them,” 2023 Polar Plunge Volunteer, Heather Barnes says.

While the plunge starts at 2, the fun actually starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Garden in Canal Park with food, prizes and awards.

Buses will shuttle plungers to the plunge site and back to The Garden all afternoon for free.

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