Taking the plunge was still pretty cold
More than 150 jumpers tested the cold waters of Pelican Lake during Breezy Point's annual Polar Plunge
The air temperature was warm. The water temperature was not.
That did not stop roughly 150 jumpers from plunging into an icy Pelican Lake during Breezy Point's annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 6.
Jumpers of all ages leapt into the water on a day when the temperature above the ice was in the mid-40s. Some brought friends, others brought costumes and everyone raised roughly $40,000 to support Special Olympics Minnesota.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, jumpers participated in waves with the changing area cleaned between groups. An option to plunge virtually was also added this year.
1/4: Costumes were out and on display during the Polar Plunge in Breezy Point - from hot dogs to doctors and a variety in between. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
2/4: Jumpers young and old braved the icy waters of Pelican Lake, but some needed a little help. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
3/4: Though the air temperature was in the mid- to high-40s on Saturday, March 6, the water was still plenty cold for jumpers. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
4/4: It wasn't a contest, but some plungers still felt the belly flop was the way to go. Dan Determan / Echo Journal