Sat., Jan. 18, 2014


Come to Warren County Winterfest on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and see a different breed of swimmer on the Beach at Chapman State Park! Watch as crazed enthusiasts take a dip in the icy-cold waters of the West Branch of the Tionesta Creek for a good cause! Registration fees benefit the Salvation Army’s Warren citadel.

The Polar Pluge is dedicated to the late Patrick Shine (1948 - 2010), past chief of the Glade Township Volunteer Fire Department and part of the Glade Water Rescue Team. Chief Shine was a very active Winterfest volunteer, supervising the Polar Plunge ice cutting and safety effort. He will be missed at Winterfest.

Whether you wish to take a swim or you just want to watch all the plunging action, you’ll want to get there early to beat the traffic. The event starts at 2:00 PM on Saturday. “Grizzly Gary” Wert will once again serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

If you wish to participate in the Plunge, you must register first. Registration takes three steps:

Step 1:  Download Forms.

You must download these forms, read them and fill them out:

Waiver Form not yet available

Sponsorship Form not yet available

Step 2:  Submit Forms.

You can choose your method of returning the completed Waiver and Sponsorship forms:

a: You can bring the completed forms with you to the Plunge event on Jan. 18; or...

b: You can mail the completed forms to:

Polar Plunge

care of The Salvation Army

311 Beech St.

Warren, PA  16365

mail-in forms should be submitted by Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, or...

c: You can scan-in and e-mail the forms to the Salvation Army’s Polar Plunge Address.

See you at the Plunge!


The Patrick Shine Memorial Polar Plunge

Some photos on this site are courtesy MRM Photography . Other photos are courtesy Charles Varro.