Milwaukee's premier winter event is back!

Join us Saturday, March 18, 2023 for the Milwaukee Polar Plunge back on the lakeshore to help raise funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes.


McKinley Marina
1750 N Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Event Features

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

Event Schedule

Saturday, March 18, 2023
8:30am–10:30am: Registration
11:00am: Opening Ceremony
Plunging immediately to follow

Event Details

Plunge Times

After checking-in for the Polar Plunge, plunging is first come, first served. Listen for “last call” announcements! If you would like an early Plunge time it is recommended that you arrive early to check-in.


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

  • In order to receive incentives, fundraising must be completed by March 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!

Day of Event Check-In

If you did not register online for the event, you must register at check-in. You will need to bring all of items listed above.


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
Chad Hershner $2,034
Isabel Sanchez $1,477
Sheila Mroczynski $758
Kollin Pfeifer $414
Colleen Stier $307
Top Teams
Fathom Freezers $2,264
Hartford Special Olympics-Team 8-31 $1,077
Arrowhead DECA $878
Washington High School Pur"c"olders 2023 $654
Supporting Special Olympics Marquette $589
Top Schools
Arrowhead DECA $878
Washington High School Pur"c"olders 2023 $654
Supporting Special Olympics Marquette $589
Hamilton DECA $127
Waukesha North Key Club $100

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