Sign Up Now: 2018 Polar Bear Plunge

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Ja'Nette Beck, recreation supervisor for City of Bakersfield's Department of Recreation and Parks, joined Sunrise to talk about how you can take the Polar Bear Plunge to celebrate the new year on Jan. 1!

The annual event has grown to become a Bakersfield tradition with more than 200 Polar Bears taking the plunge every year!  Participants go down the slide into icy water and swim 25 yards, or they can choose to jump in and swim 25 yards before climbing out onto dry land to enjoy some hot chocolate.

Must be at least 48" tall to ride slide.  Participants ages 7 to 17 must have written parental consent. Polar Bear Club Sweatshirts are available for $20 each and quantities are limited. 

Polar Bears must wear swimsuits only; no wet suits, t-shirts, pants, water shoes, etc.

Registration the day of the event begins at 10:30 and closes at 11:30.  $5.00 Registration ages 7 and up.

Location: McMurtrey Aquatic Center
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
1325 Eye St
Bakersfield, California

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