Madison's premier winter event is back!

Join us Saturday, February 18, 2023 for the Madison Polar Plunge presented by JP Cullen at Olin Park to help raise funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes.


Olin Park
1156 Olin-Turville Ct.
Madison, WI 53715

Event Features

Live Music
Food & Beverage
Hot Cocoa
Photo Moments
SOWI Athletes
Chilly Bear

Event Schedule

Friday, February 17, 2023
Early Check-in/Registration TBA

Saturday, February 18, 2023
8:00am: Registration opens
11:00am: Opening Ceremony
Plunging immediately to follow

Event Details

Plunge Times

When you check-in for the Polar Plunge, you will choose from available plunge times for your team. If you would like an early Plunge time it is recommended that you attend an Early Check-In event.


The safety of our communities, participants and volunteers are our number one priority. With that said, this year the Madison Polar Plunge will be going cashless and paperless.

What does this mean?

  • In order to receive incentives, fundraising must be completed by February 10; any dollars raised after this date will not be eligible for additional incentives
  • We are strongly encouraging that all donations are made online in an effort to reduce cash handling at check-in
  • These improved efficiencies at check-in will mean reduced wait times and limit exposure to other participants and volunteers creating a COVID-friendly environment for all!

Early Check-In Events

  • February 17 – TBD

Only one team member needs to attend Early Check-In. Attending an early check-in helps you avoid lines on the day of the event. A reminder that the Madison Polar Plunge will be cashless and paperless this year. Refer to details above.

Day of Event Check-In

If you did not attend an Early Check-in event, you must check-in inside the Registration Tent.

*Shuttles will be running every half hour starting at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Pick up locations are Chazen Museum of ArtWisconsin Department of Revenue and Liberty Station.


Volunteer at the Polar Plunge! A variety of volunteer opportunities available. Register here.

Don’t see the information you’re looking for? Try our FAQ page.

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2023 Leaderboard

Top Fundraisers
Tyler Link $2,997
Onika Hollman $2,717
Lindsay Schwabe $1,443
Adam Flyte $1,380
Maddie Lux $1,351
Top Teams
Columbus High School 6-44 $14,010
JP Cullen $6,070
BFSO $5,474
State Collection Service $4,979
Team MPD $4,276
Top Schools
Columbus High School 6-44 $14,010
BFSO $5,474
Wisconsin School of Business Graduate Programs $3,581
Milton Middle School PU7-03 $2,661
Cutting Edge 2023 Team $1,442

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