Freeze for a Reason at the Polar Plunge in La Crosse


The Polar Plunge in La Crosse is one of the biggest events of the year. Wisconsin has more than 15,000 lakes that all freeze during the winter, so why not take advantage of it? The Polar Plunge in La Crosse encourages people to voluntarily jump in icy water to raise donations and give their time and devotion. It’s a great way to have fun while contributing to amazing programs for people with disabilities. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the heartwarming side of Wisconsin! Plan your trip at Westby Inn around the Polar Plunge in La Crosse and discover this wonderful event.

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Take a Dip at the Polar Plunge in La Crosse


What Is the Polar Plunge in La Crosse?

The Polar Plunge is a great event for those wishing to challenge themselves while helping a good cause. It’s usually held in February or March at one of 12 different locations. This year’s edition in La Crosse takes place at Pettibone Beach.

In previous years, the Polar Plunge has raised funds and awareness for organizations like the Special Olympics Wisconsin, non-profit helping athletes with intellectual disabilities. They serve 10,000 people across the state every year.

How to Participate and Enjoy the Weekend

To enroll in the Polar Plunge La Crosse, you must pay a registration fee of $75. This minimum donation lets you take the plunge and compete for several prizes. The more registrations you buy, the more you increase your chances of winning! Compete for best costume by plunger, group or for the most memorable splash! Costumes are welcome and encouraged, so don’t be scared to show your originality. Prizes include goodie bags, apparels, and refreshments.

On top of the plunge, you can also register for other activities and challenges such as the Freezin’ For a Reason 5K or the Snowshoe Race. Too intimidated to jump? Don’t worry. You can sign up for the Too Chicken to Plunge program and enjoy all the festivities from the sideline! You can also donate directly to the organization or sponsor someone else.

The Coolest Event of the Year

The Polar Plunge La Crosse is a fun event that brings people together in the service of a noble cause. The more fun the better! Costumes are welcome and encouraged, so don’t be scared to show your originality. You can share the experience with your loved ones, friends, family, even co-workers; raise donations and jump with your schoolmates or throw your boss in the water at the Toss Your Boss event. All these exciting options make the Polar Plunge La Crosse a unique weekend you don’t want to miss!

Enjoy a Weekend of Fun at Westby House Inn

Polar Plunge in La CrosseAfter a memorable plunge in the water, come back to your comfortable room at Westby Inn. Our elegant accommodations are perfect for a relaxing weekend with our luxurious beds and private bathrooms. Book our Tower Room and enjoy the fluffy pillows and cozy up with a good book on one of our overstuffed sofas. Treat yourself to a special add-on of fresh fruit and cheese and make your stay even more unique! Start the next day refreshed and enjoy our gourmet breakfast with delicious cherry sundae French toast and homemade scones.

Start planning your visit today! We look forward to hosting you at Westby Inn.