Wisconsin Rapids' premier winter event is back!

Join us Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Anchor Bay Bar & Grill for the Wisconsin Rapids Polar Plunge presented by Ho-Chunk Gaming Casino-Nekoosa to help raise funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes.


Anchor Bay Bar & Grill
3460 N Biron Drive
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Event Features

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

Event Schedule

Saturday, February 4, 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.


  • In order to receive incentives, fundraising must be completed by January 27; 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, you must register before you plunge at Anchor Bay. 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
Cole Cleworth $15,004
Donald Mancl $1,574
Terry Johnson $1,443
Melvin Pedersen $1,401
Joan Cieslewicz $1,077
Top Teams
Rapids DECA/FBLA 2-44 $11,666
Wood County Sheriff's Department $5,112
Stevens Point Area YMCA Adapted Recreation 2-25 $4,797
Amherst High School 2-30 $4,435
Alivia's Pool Party $2,329
Top Schools
Rapids DECA/FBLA 2-44 $11,666
Amherst High School 2-30 $4,435
Mosinee DECA $2,269
Wausau West DECA $1,723
Top Law Enforcement
Wood County Sheriff's Department $5,112
Top Agencies
Stevens Point Area YMCA Adapted Recreation 2-25 $4,797

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