Watch the 2018 Duluth Polar Bear Plunge Live Video Stream
The 2018 Duluth Polar Bear Plunge is Saturday, February 17 on the Canal Park shoreline of Lake Superior. As hundreds of brave individuals dive into the icy waters of Lake Superior in support of Special Olympics of Minnesota, we will have a live video stream of the event right here!
You'll be able to see all the action live from the shoreline of Lake Superior in a live video on this page. Bookmark it and share it with your friends and family so they can watch live. Then, come back after and watch the recording of the plunge right here, available shortly after the plunge is over. Our live stream (click the play button above) will go live before plunge time (approximately 1:30), with the plunge itself set to start at 2:00 pm.
The Polar Plunge is a statewide effort among Minnesota police departments and community organizations to raise funds for Special Olympics of Minnesota. The Duluth event consists of a 5K event on the morning of February 17, the plunge in the afternoon, and a newly-added Cool School Plunge on Friday the 16th.. Check-in for the plunge is at Grandma's Sports Garden in Canal Park from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, with the plunge beginning at 2:00 pm.
If you're wondering what the plunge site looks like before being prepped for the weekend's events, here is some live video from midday Monday. There is plenty of ice and snow that will be moved out of the way for the event. if the sheet of ice on Lake Superior isn't blown out before Saturday, a crew will cut a hole in the ice for plungers to find their way into the lake.