What's new for 2023 Polar Plunge in Alexandria?

Listen and Learn is a one-hour informative virtual event hosted by the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

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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.
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ALEXANDRIA — The Polar Plunge raises awareness and money for more than 8,000 Special Olympic Athletes in Minnesota. Learn what’s new at an upcoming one-hour, informative, virtual Listen and Learn event on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 10 to 11 a.m.

The Polar Plunge is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Law Enforcement continues to grow the program and look for new ideas to raise money for Special Olympic athletes. The 2023 plunge will include a couple of those new ideas such as a Bass Fishing Tournament and a Super Plunge.

Join Keith Melrose, police sergeant, and Darcie Zirbes, ACCESS Team and detective, both with the Alexandria Police Department, to learn what an “Alexandria” twist looks like for the 2023 Polar Plunge activities and why they are so important.

Keith Melrose
Darcie Zirbes

The event is open to everyone and is free of charge. Register by visiting the Alexandria Chamber website at and look for the registration link on the main page.

Listen and Learn is a one-hour informative virtual event hosted by the Alexandria Chamber. These sessions offer information, education, support, and resources on topics that impact the community and its diverse business and organizational partners.


For more information, call the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce at 320-763-3161 or email

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