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Polar Plunge at Chetola Resort
January 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Watch fearless contenders take the Plunge. The Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake is one of the highlights at WinterFest. Chetola starts cutting through the layer of ice well in advance so Plungers can feel the full impact! Agonize with your favorite “Plunger”, most in costume, while enjoying the antics and one liners of Emcee John Carter, WBTV news anchor! Judges will award the famous “Golden Plunger” award to the best costume. Day-of registration and check-in begins at 9am (pre-registration online is encouraged). Plungers gather in the indoor pool area at 9:30am for a safety speech and then the party starts with the annual march to Chetola Lake. Participants begin jumping at 10am, but get there early for good viewing! Proceeds will benefit local charities.
Last-minute plungers will still be able to sign up the morning of the Polar Plunge in the Recreation Center on the 2nd Floor of Chetola. Registration is $35 per person and begins at 9am. The first 75 plungers to register will receive a
“Freezin’ for a Reason WinterFest Gift”. Plunge begins promptly at 10am.
**Absolutely no one under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be allowed to participate in the plunge.
Location: Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock 185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock 800.243.8652 www.chetola.com
POLAR PLUNGE BRUNCH 10am – noon in Timbers Room
Featuring a live feed of the Polar Plunge, drink specials and a special brunch menu.
$22 adults, $16 children 12 and younger (Gratuity and drinks not included)
Limited Seating Available for Live Feed Viewing ~ Reservations Accepted (Regular breakfast will be served from 7:30-10am)
Click below to see video of previous Polar Plunges!