Polar Bear Plunge and White Elephant Gift Exchange

  • December 8, 2013 · 2:00 PM
  • Andrew's House

It was 17 nights before Christmas and all through the house, 

not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.  


The stockings were hung by the chimney with care 

in hopes that St Nicholas would soon be there.


Unfortunately they were dripping wet, 

and it's cold outside so they were frozen you can bet.


The adults were in swimsuits on the frozen lake not in their beds, 

while visions of ice cubes danced in their heads.


And Mamma in her kerchief and I in my cap,

Had just settled in for a long winters nap.


***WAKE UP, GET OUT OF THE WATER NOW, OR YOU'LL FREEZE TO DEATH***

It's Back!  The ice has frozen earlier than usual and it's time again for the Polar Bear Plunge, we've had technical difficulties the past two years, so it's time once again to bring out the chainsaws, built a giant fire out on the ice and take turns jumping in the lake in our annual tradition!

We're also going to add a White Elephant Gift Exchange to the mix.  Bring something from your house that needs a new home.  Wrap it up good.  We draw numbers, and pick gifts in that order.  However instead of opening a new gift, you have the option of stealing a previous gift.  The person who brings the most stolen gift will win a 6 pack of beer to take home with them.

Please bring a towel, swimsuit, change of clothes, robe, flip flops etc.  I have a hot tub, but I wouldn't suggest jumping from the lake to the hot tub.

Also, bring whatever you want to drink, and some form of delicious HOMEMADE dish to pass.

We live about 30 minutes from Ann Arbor, right off of the I-94 and Sargent Rd Exit 145.  I will email specific directions the day before the event.

**YOUR PROFILE MUST BE FILLED OUT TO ATTEND THIS EVENT.  BY ATTENDING THIS EVENT, YOU ASSUME ALL RISK IN JUMPING INTO A FROZEN LAKE AND ARE AWARE THAT IT IS DANGEROUS AND COULD CAUSE INJURY, DEATH, FROSTBITE, OR YOUR VOICE PITCH TO INCREASE BY A LARGE MARGIN.  YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK AND TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANYTHING GOOD OR BAD THAT MAY HAPPEN TO YOU.

Guests are not permitted, if you'd like to bring someone, they must join the adventure club and sign up on their own with their own account.

See you there!

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  • David S

    My dish is in the oven new... see you around 2:30

    December 8, 2013

  • Andrew

    call me if you are a late rsvper and need directions[masked]four

    December 8, 2013

  • Magda

    Count me in for the gift exchange and games! I will bring a dessert and some wine.

    December 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow! Not only did I just move here, but I also just joined this group and NOW I see this amazing event. SO PERFECT. I'm already going to a talk on the Appalachian at REI or I'd be diving right in. Looking forward to meeting you all.

    December 8, 2013

  • Gerry

    Feeling a t tad under the weather, so I'm going to bow out. Hope you guys have another plunge soon!

    December 8, 2013

  • Dan S

    Planning on it...

    December 7, 2013

  • David S

    I won't be plunging, but I can bring a dish of rutabaga gratin.

    December 6, 2013

  • Jim l.

    New to the group and a friend of Julia, looking forward to watching others take the plunge.

    December 5, 2013

  • Tom

    Polar bear plunge is on my bucket list, but I am going to have miss this one :(

    December 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is at the same time as The Run. Otherwise, I'd be in.

    December 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds fun, and I'll miss these events with you crazy people! However, now that I have time for me again, I'm going to be in HI and/or CO for 2.5 months. So, have fun, be safe, and I hope to see you in the spring.

    December 3, 2013

  • julia

    i'm in for the white elephant.....I don't think I am going to repeat the plunge tho!

    December 3, 2013

  • Tonya K.

    This sounds amazing, but I have plans that day already :( Just before spring hit this year, I jumped into a frozen pond with some friends, and we went from the pond to the hot tub about 6 times, back to back and it was a GREAT experience! It was a super-Reboot for the system! Just FYI, in case anyone was curious about the cold to hot experience.

    December 3, 2013

  • David S

    I'll have to call Kellogg to confirm how long I have to wait after PRK before swimming...

    December 3, 2013

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