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It’s Freezin’ for a Reason Season at Lake Summerside

For Immediate Release: 24-Jan-2020 @ 2:00 PM
MRU #: 20R005

It’s time to grab your penguins, polar bears, and seals for the coolest event of the decade. The annual Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Polar Plunge fundraiser is on Sunday, January 26. 

“We always have fun at the Polar Plunge. It sounds daunting and teeth-chattering, but everyone is laughing and smiling as they step out of the lake,” Constable Amanda Trenchard expressed. “It’s a shock for sure, but what a great and unique way for Special Olympics athletes, law enforcement, and citizens to come together.” 

It's not too late to become an ice cube:

  1. Register online as a team or an individual - you can register on-site if you decide last minute! Anyone 16 years old and up can register for the plunge; underage participants require their legal guardian to sign a waiver.
    1. Registration fee is $50 and gets you a pair of Polar Plunge gloves!
  2. Review the Plunger Toolkit so you can prepare for the big day.
  3. Start fundraising! The more you raise, the more incentives you can receive.
  4. Bring your cheer squad with you to Lake Summerside on January 26 and get the perfect photo memory as you jump in your super suit.
    1. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. and opening ceremonies are at 12:00 pm.
  5. Warm up, watch the rest of the plungers, and take in the fun family-friendly activities!

If you’re more of a cat-stretched-out-in-front-of-a-fireplace person, you can sponsor your arctic-loving friends instead. Pledge your fellow plungers here.

Event Details
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Venue: Lake Summerside at Ellerslie, 1720 88 Street S.W., Edmonton, AB

Time                Event
11 a.m.            Registration
12 p.m.            Opening Ceremonies
12:10 p.m.       V.I.P. and uniformed personnel plunge
12:25 p.m.       Individual and Team plunges

For more information on the plunge, visit the Special Olympics Alberta Polar Plunge web page.

Who we freeze for:

Every plunge makes a difference to more than 3,300 Special Olympics Alberta athletes, who represent 140 communities across Alberta. 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 the dedication of nearly 1,000 volunteer heroes, there is a Special Olympics Alberta sports program in Alberta every day. Click here to learn more about Special Olympics Alberta.


Please contact Landis Reichle at (780) 421-3508 for more information.

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