Special Super Bowl Polar Plunge in downtown Minneapolis

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There’s going to be a special Polar Plunge during Super Bowl week in Minnesota. Special Olympics Minnesota and the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee have announced a Polar Plunge as part of the Bold North celebration on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. The Super Bowl plunge will be held on Tuesday, Jan, 30 at the Verizon stage at Nicollet and 8th Street.

There will be numerous plunges at the Verizon stage throughout the day -- including sports figures, media members, celebrities, and corporate teams. For the general public, only 200 spaces are available. To reserve a slot, candidates must register on line at www.plungemn.org by January 5, and raise at least $150. Special incentive gift packages are available based on the amount a candidate raises.


$150 is the base “participant package:” commemorative Polar Plunge at Super Bowl LIVE long-sleeved shirt, shorts, towel and digital Polar Plunge photo.

$300 is the participant package and a quarter-zip jacket.

$500 is the participant package and a sweatshirt.

$750 is the participant package and a wind jacket.

$1,000 is the participant package and a backpack.

$1,500 is the participant package and a puffer jacket.

$3,000 includes the participant package and all inventive gifts.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Super Bowl Host Committee and offer a Polar Plunge experience right in the middle of the excitement,” said Dave Dorn, the President and CEO of Special Olympics Minnesota. “Instead of trekking to one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes, participants are invited to plunge into an icy pond that we will create on the streets of downtown Minneapolis exclusively for this event.” 

“Special Olympics Minnesota hosting a Bold North Polar Plunge is in line with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee goals to celebrate winter in Minnesota and leave a lasting legacy,” said Maureen Bausch, CEO for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. “We want to make sure that every person in Minnesota builds lifelong healthy habits, and the Special Olympics and their enthusiastic supporters exemplify making this objective happen.” 
The NFL and Special Olympics Minnesota will host a Unified Flag Football game prior to the Polar Plunge on Tuesday.

If a Polar Plunge isn’t cold enough for you, you can also ride a 100-foot high zipline over the Mississippi River.