Welcome to the Polar Bear Plunge Site

Bloomington, Indiana


Welcome to the site for all things Polar Bear Plunge related! 

The Polar Bear Plunge takes place each year on January 1st at Fairfax Beach in Bloomington, Indiana.  Specific details of the event will be posted on this website, in the Herald Times newspaper, and on the Facebook page prior to the event - so you will be sure to be in the right place at the right time to start your New Year with a splash!

In the meantime, check out information on how the Bloomington Polar Bear Plunge began; see photos, articles, and videos from past years; and read frequently asked questions.

Everyone is welcome - join in the fun!



Thanks to all who participated in the 2014 Polar Bear Plunge - what a GREAT event!

We had over 350 brave participants, along with friends and family watching and cheering.

We raised over $1,650 towards bladder cancer.

event details

Date:        January 1, 2015

Time:        11:00am

Place:       Fairfax, Beach

                 Bloomington, IN

Theme:     TBD!