Get a start to the festivities and spend
New Year's Eve with us!
The Polar Bear Plunge starts with our
Annual Ring of Fire and Hope on New Year's Eve
at 7 PM along the Birch Bay waterfront. Visitors and residents from around the bay light road flares signifying hope for the coming year. It's a beautiful sight to see as the ring of fire grows around the bay.
Join us and spend the night! For lodging accommodations, click here.
How to get to the PLUNGE
Birch Bay restaurants open at 8 AM for breakfast!
Hey, "stick" around for the
NEW YEAR'S DAY
2nd Annual Broom Hockey Tournament
WHERE: Birch Bay Waterslides
4874 Birch Bay-Lynden Road
Time: 1 PM
1st Annual International Broom Hockey Tournament may just be the hockey event of the year for the United States and Canada.
Instead of whining because there will be no NHL Classic Game on New Year's Day, come play some broom hockey with us at the Birch Bay Waterslides!
Spots still available for the US team. If you want to come on board,
give us a call at 360-656-6416.
Each team will be made up of at least 6 players, and they will compete in three 15-minute periods with the winner taking home the honor for their country. Participants who would like to watch this event, the Birch Bay Waterslides will be opening their doors so people can get out of the rain (if any), get warm, and have a cup of hot chocolate.
First video caught of Team Canada practicing!
Watch video of Team Canada practicing at an
undisclosed site in British Columbia.
Everyone will have a chance to win a free seasons pass to the
Birch Bay Waterslides just for attending!
Sponsored by Birch Bay Waterslides, Northwest Parks & Rec District 2
and the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce.
Become a "Brrr-The-Bear"
Become a sponsor of the Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge and be in front of a large audience of people who come from a wide demographic area to participate in this annual event! Find out all the details by emailing the chamber office!
There is no cost to take the plunge, but people who register receive "I Took The Plunge" certificate and hot beverages. "I Took The Plunge" commemorative
T-shirts are available for purchase for $20/each (while supplies last).
Fun For Everyone
Participant's range from children to senior adults. There are five costume judging categories with prizes for:
- Most Years Plunging
- Oldest Participant
- Best Individual Costume
- Best Group Costume
- Farthest Traveled Participant
(No awards are given for length of time in the water)
A little history
Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge started in 1982 by local residents on a dare, this annual ritual draws hundreds of participants and onlookers each year. The Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge is becoming a destination spot for the holiday season. Festivities begin New Year's Eve with the Annual Ring of Fire & Hope at 7pm. This event signifies hope for the coming year. Watch as the rim of the bay comes alive with the glow of flares and candles.
Location of the Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge:
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2013 Event Sponsors
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Sponsors!
To be a Sponsor for the 2013 Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge,
email the chamber at email@example.com