COVID-19 Safety Measures – Your Safety is our Top Priority

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

Cool Schools Plunge
Super Plunge
Toss Your Boss Plunge

Event Schedule

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

Saturday, February 18, 2023
8:30am–10:30am : Registration
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 6; 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.

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

View photos from the 2022 Madison Polar Plunge here!

…and here!

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2022 Leaderboard

Top Fundraisers
Peyton Bohn $8,064
Lauren Henry $4,429
Tyler Link $3,368
Kyle Kittel $3,043
Richard Cullen $3,000
Top Teams
Columbus High School UCS/PU 6-44 $34,514
JP Cullen $13,410
Epic Polar Plunge Team $7,900
Lindsay's Big Chill $7,324
Wisconsin School of Business $6,889
Top Schools
Columbus High School UCS/PU 6-44 $34,514
Wisconsin School of Business $6,889
Cutting Edge 2022 Team $6,023
Madison East Purgolder Unified UCS6-17 $5,138
Milton Middle School PU7-03 $4,590
Top Law Enforcement
Team MPD $3,525
Acorn Plungers $1,044
DeForest Police Department $27
Top Agencies
Lindsay's Big Chill $7,324
West Madison Area Special Olympics 6-12 $3,043
East Madison Red Lightning $3,005
WMASO $1,299
Oregon Plunging Panthers $1,092

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