Last year, 711 brave souls participate in the Polar Plunge in La Crosse. The best part? After their bodies returned to 98.6°F and the donations were tallied, they raised more than $142,000 for Special Olympics Wisconsin. Booyah. Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the La Crosse plunge in 2018!


Pettibone Beach in Pettibone Park
La Crosse, WI

Event Schedule

Friday, March 2 @ Pettibone Beach

Free Shuttles:  4:00pm – 8:00pm
Registration & Check In: 4:30pm – 7:00pm

Entertainment: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Freezin’ for A Reason 5K Begins: 6:00pm
Freezin’ for A Reason 5K Awards: 6:45pm
Opening Ceremonies & Moonlight Plunge Begins: 7:00pm
**Concessions, Souvenirs & S’Mores Available On-Site**

Saturday, March 3 @ Pettibone Beach

Free Shuttles:  8:30am – 1:00pm
Registration: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Entertainment: 10:00a – 1:00pm
Opening Ceremonies: 10:45am

Pee Wee Plunging & Polar Plunging: 11:00am
**Concessions, Souvenirs & Kids Activities Available On-Site**


When checking in for the Polar Plunge you must bring the following items:

  • Registration form (if you did not register online)
  • Cash and check donations (each team member must have raised a minimum of $75)
  • Any corporate matching gift forms to receive your FREE Polar Plunge hat


Partake in various contests to win some cool prizes! Our judges will be looking for the following categories:

  • Best Costume by a Chicken
  • Best Costume by a Plunger
  • Best Group Plunge
  • Most Memorable Splash


Registration coming soon!

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