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Things to do on a weekend - A third chance to take a plunge

For the second time in two days, and third time within a month, the High Country welcomes those willing to jump into cold water for a good cause. This time it's a Polar Plunge into Ashe County Park Pond. Afterwards there's an Ice Bowl disc golf competition.

Ashe County Polar PlungeFearless jumpers, and disc golf enthusiasts are invited to join Ashe County Parks and Recreation for the 2012 Polar Plunge and Ice Bowl disc golf tournament. ...

The Polar Plunge is a great opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Ashe “Freezin for a Reason” by jumping, walking or slowly crawling into the frigid waters of the Ashe County Park Pond.

“The Jumpers” will have heated private area(s) to prepare/change in (Costumes are optional). Please come prepared with extra dry and warm clothes, towels, etc. A DJ, music, and EMT will be provided for your comfort and protection.


Thursday students at Appalachian State held a Polar Plunge into the cold and muddy waters of the campus Duck Pond. It benefited the Watauga County Special Olympics and always carries a festival atmosphere. The first local Polar Plunge was last month as part of Blowing Rock Winterfest.