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 8am in the Chetola Lodge 2nd floor foyer (pre-registration online is encouraged and is less expensive). Plungers gather in the indoor pool area at 9:45am 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 Chetola Lodge 2nd floor foyer. Day-of event registration is $40 per person and begins at 8am. Pre-registrants who register by January 4, 2019 will receive a commemorative long-sleeved t-shirt in their chosen size; those registering online between January 5-25 are not guaranteed a t-shirt in their requested size. Pre-registrants will also be entered into a drawing for a complimentary massage at the Spa at Chetola Resort on the day of the plunge! Day-of registrants will have the opportunity to purchase a shirt for an additional $10 at registration; sizes and availability will be first come, first served. 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!