Support Event

Polar Plunge with The Special Olympics!!!

February 5, 2023  09:00 AM-12:00 PM


The Roger Robach Community Center

180 Beach Ave
Rochester, NY

Event Overview

We will be participating in the 2023 Polar Plunge!!! This yearly event to raise money for The Special Olympics involves taking a dip in Lake Ontario during winter conditions (you don’t have to go all the way in, a toe dip is acceptable). There is also a costume contest that will be happening (no platoon theme yet) on-site too.

9:00AM Registration, Merchandise & Raffle Open
10:00AM Costume Judging Begins. Entertainment, DJ, Food, all Kick Off
11:00AM – Rochester Polar Plunge Celebration Program Begins on the Main Stage
11:15AM Costume Judging Ends Immediate Results
11:40AM Opening Ceremony Begins Welcome, Moment of Silence, National Anthem
12Noon Plunge!
12:15PM We regroup and go home

What To Wear

TMC blues;Clothes that can get dirty;Cold weather

What to Bring

Bring warm clothes, clothes you can get wet in, and towels. You must wear shoes of some sort. They recommend old sneakers, crocs, or water shoes. Avoid wearing flip-flops as they fall off easily.

Lewd or indecent bathing suits or outfits are not permitted.

There is a costume contest! Prizes for the best individual and best team costume will be given out so they strongly encourage costumes!


Free parking on-site

Parking Address

The Roger Robach Community Center 180 Beach Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612

Inclement Weather

Event will be postponed to a later date


Handicap Parking available

Who’s Invited

Groups;Kids (under 13);Teens;Seniors (55+);Adults (18+)

Rochester Platoon

Event Contact:  Geoff Messenger
(158) 574-6190

Impact Stories from the Field