Virtual Polar Plunge

By getting involved in our Virtual Polar Plunge you are helping to support the athletes of Special Olympics overcome their challenges so THANK YOU!

We want you to join us in your plunge, at any bed of water near you from 10th-12th December as part of our Virtual Christmas Challenge.

We are asking individuals, groups or families to take the plunge, your way:

 🎅 Put on your festive gear
❄Take an icy sea dip, bath or shower
 🎵 Sing two verses of Jingle Bells
 🤳 Share on Social Media #PolarPlunge
❤ Raise money for a great cause!

All money raised from the event will be invested in our programme to ensure that our 7,895 athletes across Ireland are able to keep learning new skills, increase confidence and participate in a range of socially inclusive programmes including our sports, health and leadership programmes into the future.

Is there a registration fee?

No, this event is free to participate in virtually.

How do I get my t-shirt?

If you make a donation or fundraise, €25/£25 or more to Special Olympics, we will post you out a branded Special Olympics Polar Plunge t-shirt, just don’t forget to register with us so we have your address and details!

This year, if you donate/raise;

€25/£25, you will get a t-shirt!

€50/£50, you will get a Polar Plunge bobble hat!

€75/£75, you will be entered into a draw with a chance to win a Dry Robe!

I have a couple more questions, who can I ask?

Feel free to message us at and we will get back to you on any questions you might have