2023 Polar Plunge


There is a $50 registration fee required to plunge virtually. Registrants will receive an electronic $25 tax receipt (emailed to the email address you registered with) as well as your registration-level incentive - a Polar Plunge dry gear bag - mailed right to your home (to the address you used to register with). Plungers can raise additional funds, earning them extra incentives along the way. You can raise funds in person, online, or a combination of both.

Online donations will remain open until February 19, 2023. You should keep a record of all offline donations you receive, either by entering it into your personal fundraising page as an offline donation, or by printing off and completing this pledge form 2023. Cash donations can be submitted at these events.   

Edmonton: January 29, 2023 –
Registration: 12 p.m. | Plunge: 1 p.m.  
Lake Summerside

Canmore: February 2, 2023 -
Registration: 11:30 a.m. | Plunge: 12 p.m.
Millenium Park 

Lethbridge: February 4, 2023 –
Registration: 10 a.m. | Plunge:  11 a.m.
Lake Henderson

 Calgary: February 11, 2023 –
Registration: 11 a.m. | Plunge: 12 p.m.
Arbour Lake

Red Deer: February 18, 2023 –
Registration: 10 a.m. | Plunge: 11 a.m.
Bower-Kin Community Centre

Medicine Hat: February 19, 2023 –
Registration: 1 p.m. | Plunge: 2 p.m.
Big Marble Go Centre


Register or Donate Today
Get Freezin' For a Reason

Are you taking the plunge? Download your Plunger's tool kit here!


We're so excited that the 2023 Polar Plunge is back in person this year as well as virtually! Come take the plunge in support of Special Olympics Alberta and help raise money for our over 2,500 athletes. The plunge will be taking place in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.  Let's all get freezin' for a reason this winter!

Each year, the Polar Plunge challenges hundreds of brave jumpers at numerous locations around the province. It’s a great way for everyone - individuals, organizations, and teams - to get involved in supporting Special Olympics Alberta.

All funds raised go towards supporting programming for more than 2,500 athletes across the province. 

Think you have what it takes? The concept is simple: each participant registers for $50, raises donations, and takes a dip in-person or virtually in a safe and creative way. A virtual plunge gives you an opportunity to bring the spirit of the Polar Plunge into your own home.

Similar to 2022, you can Plunge Your Way anytime between January 29 to February 19 – from taking a dip in an ice bath to hitting a backyard slip and slide, the opportunities are endless. We cannot wait to see what you come up with in 2023!  Go solo, grab some friends, get dunked, and register today! 

Register or Donate Today
Get Freezin' For a Reason

Plunge Your Way Video Submission

We're asking all virtual participants to share their plunge videos with us by posting it to social media, tagging us @PlungeAlberta, and making sure the post is public so we can share to our channels. There are no restrictions as to how to get your plunge done – whether snow angels, cold buckets of water, or in a kiddie pool in your backyard.

We're also asking that you send your videos via WeTransfer to communications@specialolympics.ab.ca. The videos that we receive will be uploaded to the Polar Bear Lair, which we hope will facilitate a community of virtual togetherness. WeTransfer is a free cloud-based online platform designed to allow you to transfer different types of files to other users on the Internet. 

Click the button below to upload your video, copy the link, and then send your submission to communications@specialolympics.ab.ca.