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7th annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge at Golden Gardens

Posted by Theresa Madison on December 30th, 2015

The 7th annual New Year’s Polar Bear Plunge is set for 11 am, January 1, 2016 at Golden Gardens (8498 Seaview Pl NW). Jump start your New Year by taking a dip in the sound!

The event was started by local resident Rick Sandvig after he saw the event become successful in Vancouver, Canada. Just a few dozen people took the plunge in 2009 and every year, the event continues to grow in numbers. Hundreds of people joined in the festivities January 1st, 2014.

Watch footage of 2014’s plunge to get a taste of what you’re in for.

Are you planning on taking the plunge? Email your photos and videos to

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