2024 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 free Registration Incentive (Polar Plunge Hand warmer and sunglasses package) to be picked up at Registration on-site when you check-in. 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, 2024. 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 2024. Cash donations can be submitted at these events.   

Edmonton: January 28, 2024
Registration: 12:00 p.m. | Plunge: 1:00 p.m.  
 Lake Summerside



Lethbridge: February 3, 2024
Registration: 10:00 a.m. | Plunge: 11:00 a.m.
Henderson Lake



Medicine Hat: February 23, 2024
Registration: 4:30 p.m. | Plunge: 5:30 p.m.
Medicine Hat Police Headquarters



 Calgary: February 24, 2024
Registration: 9:30 a.m. | Plunge: 10:30 a.m.
 Arbour Lake



Canmore: February 24, 2024
Registration: 12:30 p.m. | Plunge: 1:00 p.m.
 Millennium Park



Red Deer: February 25, 2024
Registration: 10:00 a.m. | Plunge: 11:00 a.m.
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame



Virtual Polar Plunge: January 28 - March 2, 2024 https://soa.crowdchange.ca/54159

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


We're so excited that the 2024 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, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Canmore, and Red Deer.  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 2023, you can Plunge Your Way anytime between January 28th to March 2nd – 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 2024!  Go solo, grab some friends, get dunked, and register today! 

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.