COLORADO SPRINGS — The 8th annual Colorado Springs Polar Plunge is Saturday, April 23rd at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

The Polar Plunge is a fundraising event benefitting Special Olympics Colorado. The event is open to the public, but attendees must register to participate. On-street metered parking is available, plus all three city garages are available for $1 per hour. Handicapped parking is located on Platte Avenue between Tejon Street and Cascade Avenue.

Festivities begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, but there will be temporary road closures beginning Friday.

Road closures in effect Friday, April 22 at 3 p.m. to Saturday, April 23 at 3 p.m.

  • Vermijo Avenue between Sierra Madre and Sahwatch streets
  • Sierra Madre Street between Costilla and Cucharras streets

For more information, visit the event’s website at