Are you brave enough to take a plunge in Lake Stevens in February with the local police departments? If so, your dreams of turning into a popsicle are in luck with the upcoming Lake Stevens Polar Plunge. This winter, waterfronts statewide will once again be packed with fearless polar plungers. Whether you want to get cold for a cause or show up to cheer on others, this annual tradition has something for everyone.
The city of Lake Stevens will also be hosting their Third Annual Polar Plunge on February 25. The $25 registration fee will be going to Special Olympics Washington and will take place on Sunday, February 25, at 9 a.m. At this event you can join the Lake Stevens Police Department and turn into “copsicles” together. By raising $50 or more in donations, you can earn yourself a t-shirt for your chilling bravery. Attendees will want to show at North Cove Park around 8:30 a.m. in order to prepare and warm up before the big jump. “This is the third year we are doing it in Lake Stevens, and we are expecting a big turnout. Last year we got around 60 participants to jump in the lake with us, so we’re excited to see everyone out there,” said Deb Smith who works for Lake Stevens Police Department.
Starting at 9 a.m., participants will hear a short speech from the Lake Stevens Chief of Police, Jeffery Beazizo. Once the plunge is complete, attendees can warm up with hot chocolate, coffee, and donuts inside The Mill, and yes there will be heaters for people to warm up at. Particpants are encouraged to dress up in fun and wacky costumes as well, as there will be prizes to earn for best costume. Departments from Everett, Arlington, Marysville, Snohomish County, and the Washington State Patrol will also be participating as apart of the group “North County Copsicles.”
If you are wanting to freeze even more, there will be a separate event held at Alki Beach in Seattle hosted by Polar Plunge NW taking place the day before on February 24. Both events help support Special Olympics Washington. By registering to Plunge, participants pledge to a raise a minimum of an additional $50, after registration fee, in support of Special Olympics Washington which will help transform the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities on and off the playing field.
For more information about these events and their sign-up details, visit the previously mentioned links.