On New Year’s Day, you could have brunch with your family, work on your resolutions, or come to Asheville and throw yourself into frigid water at the Lake Lure Polar Plunge!
The annual New Year’s Day Lake Lure Polar Plunge has become quite the tradition around these parts and why not? What better way to start the New Year than with a dousing in ice-cold lake water?
In fact, it’s become such a tradition that, even when Lake Lure has had its water drawn down, the show goes on! They just move it to the pool at the Lake Lure Inn! Such is the case for this year – but fear not! We’ve seen this before and it actually turned into one of the better Polar Plunges!
So come on out for the Lake Lure Polar Plunge! Registration begins at 10am and only costs $20. (spectators may attend for free) Registered Plungers will receive a Plunge Permit, Plunge Towel, and the popular Plunge Beanie. Lake Lure Polar Plunge Towels and sweatshirts will also be available for sale. A portion of the proceeds will go towards Lake Lure Fire and Rescue and other, local first responders.
Those who wish to take part in the Polar Plunge Costume Contest are encouraged to don their wackiest wear. Prizes are given in a variety of categories, including best costume, youngest, oldest, and plunger who traveled the furthest. 1st prize in any category is $100! Best Costume will be judged by Lake Lure Mayor Bob Keith and a guest Judge.
At noon the plunging will commence. Huzzah! Potential plungees will be thrilled to hear that there will be bonfires and hot cocoa on hand to help bring you back up to normal temp. A live DJ will also be on hand to pump up the jams for the plunge and post-plunge games.
2017 Lake Lure Polar Plunge
January 1st, 2017 – 10:30am to 1pm
2771 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC 28746
Visit the Lake Lure Polar Plunge Facebook page for more information, pictures, and directions.
Lake Lure Polar Plunge Lodging
After your harrowing experience at the Lake Lure Polar Plunge, warm yourself back up with accommodations at North Lodge on Oakland. Our Asheville B&B offers impeccable service and personal touches you’ll never find in a hotel or motel. Our beautifully appointed guest rooms all include private baths and flat-screen TVs. When you stay with us, your day begins with a three-course, plated breakfast! Book your stay at North Lodge on Oakland today – and Happy New Year!