Polar Plunge in Alexandria is Saturday, Feb. 25

Last year, about 150 jumpers raised $71,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota

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Flying through the air during the 2022 Polar Plunge on Lake Darling are Kyle Athey, in the hat, and Connor Winkelman. The two were part of the Geneva Capital's Frozen Assets team, which raised $11,606 for Special Olympics Minnesota. Other team members two also jumped included, from left, Sarah Dolan, Andrew Cavers and Lisa Juettner. This was the first year for this team.
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ALEXANDRIA — Ready to take the plunge?

The Alexandria Polar Plunge will take place on Lake L’Homme Dieu in front of Zorbaz and Lure Lakebar this Saturday, Feb. 25, beginning at 1 p.m. The spot is where the very first plunge took place, back in 2007, when Lure Lakebar was Bug-A-Boo Bay and Zorbaz had not opened yet.

Pre-registration/check-in will take place Friday, Feb. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Copper Trail Brewing Company. On the day of the plunge, check-in will begin at noon at Zorbaz.


The Cool School Plunge will take place Wednesday, March 8, beginning at 1 p.m. at DMS. Dates and times for both events are subject to change, depending on the weather.

Proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Minnesota.

At the 2022 event, about 150 jumpers raised $71,000.

Over the course of the last 16 years, the Alexandria Polar Plunge has raised more than $1 million for Special Olympics.

The goal this year is $75,000 but organizers would love to see the event hit the $100,000 mark.

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