Chill Seekers Needed to Participate in VA Beach Polar Plunge

Are you ready to take an ice-cold dip into the Atlantic Ocean with several thousand of the coolest Special Olympics supporters in Virginia?! Then grab your best costume and your favorite flip flops for the VA Beach Polar Plunge® Festival, Feb. 2-3 at the Hilton Oceanfront Hotel.

This year, we’re serving up:

  • live music to get you moving
  • frosty beverages from Big Ugly Brewing (NEW!)
  • two beachfront races for all you runners – the SunTrust Dash & Splash Challenge
  • a costume contest and parade
  • photo booth (NEW!)
  • VIP party (NEW!)
  • Plunge Marketplace featuring local Virginia artisans (NEW!)
  • free sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A (NEW!)
  • free Wawa hot chocolate and coffee

Not to mention, the icy dip into the frosty Atlantic Ocean with 3,000 of your closest friends! Plus, join us for a NEW post-Plunge party at the Hyatt’s Ocean 27 with music, food and drink specials to celebrate being an all-star fundraiser for Special Olympics Virginia! It’s an all-day party ‒ and it’s all for a great cause!

It's $100 to Plunge, but the top 5 teams that raise the most money by midnight before the Plunge will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win 4 free airline vouchers to anywhere in the United States. Teams and individuals also can earn warm towels, hotel vouchers, priority check-in, a star on the boardwalk and a brand new VIP experience under the main heated tent!

Ready to brrr-ave the wave? TEAM UP and register at or call our VA Beach office, 757.962.157, for more details.

Bringing the kids? Don’t forget about the Cool School Challenge, which kicks off Friday morning at 10:30 am and features students in grades 3-12 taking an icy dip for a cool cause!

Want to volunteer? It takes hundreds of COOL people to make this event happen, so if the icy dip isn’t for you, sign up to volunteer at

The 2018 Virginia Beach Polar Plunge® Festival is presented FM99, 106.9 THE FOX, WTKR News3, WGNT, Virginia Natural Gas, Walmart, Knights of Columbus, the Wawa Foundation and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Virginia.

This event is one of four Polar Plunge® Fests in Virginia. In addition to the Virginia Beach event, plunges also will take place in the New River Valley and Northern VA on Saturday, Feb 24; and our first Solar Plunge is set for June 9 in Richmond during our largest annual competition, Summer Games. For more details on any of the events, visit