How It Works


 Plunge into Alberta’s icy lakes in support of Special Olympics. Every dollar you raise goes towards more than 3,300 Special Olympics athletes representing 140 communities across Alberta. The Polar Plunge challenges ANYONE to bravely jump into Alberta’s frozen lake waters. It’s a great way for everyone—individuals, organizations and businesses—to get involved in support of Special Olympics and show winter who’s boss.

The plunge is now open to all ages! If Participant is under 16 years of age on date of Activity, Participant Guardian must sign a printed copy of this waiver, which must be presented at Registration prior to the Plunge. If no waiver complete with Guardian signature is produced, Participant will not be permitted to plunge. We want safe and happy plunging for all!

Click here to print your waiver today.

This year we are looking for 750 pawesome individuals to get #FreezinForAReason and take the Plunge with the goal of raising $250,000 across the province! #PolarPlungeAB





January 26 - Edmonton - Lake Summerside

FEbruary 1 - Lethbridge - Henderson Lake Park

February 22 - Calgary - Arbour Lake

February 29 - Red Deer - Bower-Kin Community Center

March 14 - Medicine Hat - Family Leisure Centre



We are shaking things up in terms of cost this year by introducing a $50 registration fee. This lowers the minimum amount required to plunge and makes it more affordable for more people to participate. This also means you will get your first incentive - a pair of Polar Plunge gloves - with your $50 registration.

Plungers can raise additional funds, earning them extra incentives along the way. Each plunge is a different party you can be part of! You can raise funds in person, online, or a combination of both.

A charitable donation receipt will be issued by Special Olympics Alberta for donations over $25 or more. Please ensure donors complete their contact info or pledge form for a receipt to be issued.

Your pledge money and forms can be submitted on the day of the plunge during registration. Details about submission and registration will be posted on your event page.


We are thrilled to have Mr. Lube partner with us again. Thanks to their generous support, we have more awesome incentives in recognition of your fundraising efforts. Earn extra incentives along the way when you raise more funds.

Earn extra incentives along the way when you raise more funds. You have five opportunities to take the plunge across the province. Each plunge is a different party you can be part of!

Individual Plungers who raise funds will have a chance at the following incentives:
$50 Registration fee - Polar Plunge Gloves
$250 — All of the above and a 2020 polar plunge towel
$750 — All of the above and a 2020 polar plunge dryframe hoodie

Are you the competitive type? We will be giving out awards at our AACP Awards and Recognition banquet for those who find themselves at the top of one of these categories:

• Top plunger in Alberta
• Top law enforcement member
• Top athlete plunger
• Top team in Alberta
• Top corporate team
• Top university team

How does your plunge make a difference?

Every plunge makes a difference to more than 3,300 Special Olympics Alberta athletes. Special Olympics Alberta is dedicated to enriching the lives of Albertans with intellectual disabilities through the transformative power of sport. Programs cater to all ages and a wide range of abilities.
Thanks to a team of nearly 1,000 unsung volunteer heroes, Special Olympics Alberta sports programs take place in our province each and every day. For more information, visit,

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run

Without the support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, there would be no Polar Plunge.

Plunges are a part of the year-round fundraising through the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta. Law enforcement torch run members across the province raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Alberta.

These dedicated men and women are the energy and effort behind many of our events and programs. Be sure to give them a big THANK YOU when you see them at your plunge or other events. We couldn’t do it without them! For more information, visit