Polar Plunge 2013 - Take the Leap!

Freeze the day and join us and thousands of other brave souls for the coolest thing you’ll do in 2013.  Whether you run, plunge or party – or do all three – you’ll be helping us build a bigger, better and COOLER community for our Special Olympics athletes.

Alberta's Law Enforcement Torch Run has a record THREE Polar Plunges for 2013! As LETR has pushed on for over 30 years raising funds for Special Olympics around the world, the LETR in Alberta is stronger than ever. After having shined brightly at International LETR Conference in Indianapolis in November, Alberta's LETR is keeping the momentum going with many events planned for 2013!

There will be Polar Plunges planned are:

Lethbridge - February 2
Edmonton - February 9
Calgary - March 16

See more pictures at www.albertatorchrun.ca!

Lethbridge Polar Plunge

Freezin’ for a Reason

Saturday February 2, 2013 

Time: Noon — 4:00pm
Location: Nicholas Sheran Park
Registration: Noon — 1:00pm (
at Picnic Shelter)

Online Registration and Direct Donations NOW OPEN AT:


Edmonton Polar Plunge
Freezin’ for a Reason

Saturday February 9, 2013

Time: Noon — 4:00pm
Location: Lake Summerside Beach Club in Ellerslie (88 Street and Summerside Grande Blvd SW)
Registration: Noon — 1:00pm

Online Registration and Direct Donations NOW OPEN AT:


Thank you to our Edmonton partner: Polar Spas!

Calgary Polar Plunge
Freezin’ for a Reason

Saturday March 16, 2013 

Time: Noon — 4:00pm
Location: Arbour Lake, #12 Arbour Lake Drive NW
Registration: Noon — 1:00pm

Online Registration and Direct Donations NOW OPEN AT:


ALL Plungers will have their own personal links to make direct donations to support them or their team.


Prizes * Awards* Music
And so much more fun

All Proceeds to Special Olympics in Alberta's local communities!

Same-Day Registration – Just complete a registration form, bring your registration fee (minimum of $100 in donations), and head to the Registration Area.  Walk-ups are welcome!  Extra forms will be available on-site.

Changing Facilities – Men’s and Women’s changing facilities are available on-site.  A tent will be located next to the plunge area for you to change into your ‘plunge’ wear.  We suggest that you leave valuable items at home, or with a family member/friend while you take the Plunge.

  • Wear your swimsuit under your clothes so you’ll be ready for the Plunge fun
  • Bring along easy to slip-into warm clothes and shoes for after the Plunge
  • For your safety, never run or dive into the lake.
  • Bring a plastic bag for wet clothes, and a waterproof backpack or bag to store your dry clothes
  • Remember to pack a towel and water shoes, if you have them
  • Spectators – Come out and cheer on the plungers!  Spectators are welcome to watch the event at no charge.  Don’t forget your camera!

IT'S PLUNGE TIME at 1:00 PM!!:  The Polar Plunge organizer will collect the Plunger Card for each Plunger.  Volunteers will be on hand to take your nice, cozy warm cover-ups and you  will take your place at the starting point.   The emcee will announce you and 1, 2, 3....go!  Each person will jump into water that is approximately 2 meters deep!  FOR YOUR SAFETY - absolutely NO DIVING, NO CANNONBALLS, NO SOMERSAULTS!!!

Ready to Become a Plunger?
STEP 1:  Register for the Plunge. ( Soon you will be able to go to the Special Olympics website to register)

STEP 2:  Collect Pledges.  Use the Pledge Form and solicit pledges from family, friends, neighbours and co-workers or go on-line and e-mail your contacts asking them to support you by donating to your personal fundraising webpage.

STEP 3:  Bring your pledge form and pledges to the Plunge site
STEP 4: Have fun!


Donate $50 to another Plunger and received a "Too Chicken to Plunge" shirt

However, you could be having this much fun!!