Plunge Festival:

9:00am - 2pm


$50 minimum donation

Free to spectators

Free parking – Gold Lot 1

Pittsburgh Polar Plunge

Save-the-Date! The 2016 Pittsburgh Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday, December 10th. #PghPolarPlunge

Have you ever had the experience of jumping into the icy Ohio River in the middle of December?  If not, you don’t know what you’re missing!

Jumping into rivers isn’t your thing? No problem.  We have icy cold pools too!

On December 9th and 10th Special Olympics Pennsylvania is taking over the North Shore! The Pittsburgh Polar Plunge challenges brave individuals to get involved, show off their Pittsburgh Pride and support Special Olympics Pennsylvania by “taking the plunge.” This year, YOU have your choice, jump in the icy river or the cool pools!

It’s the kind of experience that earns you the “badge” of honor as your bravery supports over 20,000 athletes at Special Olympics Pennsylvania.

Not quite ready to “take the plunge,” join us at the Festival at Stage AE for food, live music featuring The CLINTONES playing 90s tunes, entertainment, celebrity guests, vendors, kids activities and more. There will be something for everyone so bring the whole family.

Think you have what it takes? Then brrrrrrrring it on!

Pittsburgh Plunge 2015

Schedule of Activities and Events:

Friday December 9th – Stage AE Outdoor Stage - 9:00 am

The 2016 Super Plunge - Super Plungers are a rare group, possessing the ability and the desire– to take not one, not two, but 24 teeth chattering, breath catching, you’re not gonna be warm until sometime next week, icy cold plunges over 12-hours.

Super Plunge

Friday December 9th – Stage AE Outdoor Stage - 5:00 pm

The 2016 Happy Hour Plunge - Start your weekend early and join Special Olympics PA for our all new Happy Hour Plunge. Toss the suit jacket and heels, leave your briefcase at the office. Show your colleagues, business peers and the community how charitable and brave you are by taking an icy dip into our pool, all to benefit the Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes.

Friday December 9th – Stage AE – Doors Open at 6:00 pm

The 2016 Friday Night Splash Party - Back by popular demand, the Friday Night Splash is the coolest party in Pittsburgh. Good food, good drinks, good people and a swimming pool in December!  Tickets are just $50 ... purchase them today!

Saturday December 10th – Stage AE inside and Outside Activities

The 2016 Pittsburgh Polar Plunge and Festival - Plungers commit to “Freezin’ for a Reason” and raise a minimum of $50 to dip a toe, wade, or jump on into icy waters. Take your pick: plungers can jump into the icy waters of the Ohio River OR one of our outdoor pools at Stage AE courtesy of Pool City. Spectators can cheer on individuals or teams and enjoy the festive atmosphere and activities surrounding the event.

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