OUR 12th Annual Polar Pout Plunge WILL BE held Saturday February 21 2015! Register 12:00-2:00, Jumping begins at 1:00!

Welcome to the official site for the Polar Pout Plunge held annually in Walker, Minnesota as a part of the International Eelpout Festival. Each year, thousands of people watch hundreds of plungers jump, flip, belly-flop and dance their way into Leech Lake’s icy waters to benefit the Walker Area Community Center. Tens of thousands of dollars are raised each year with proceeds going directly to the WACC.

The Walker Area Community Center is the home of Walker Rotary Club, Youth Hockey, Curling Club, Just For Kix, Tae Kwon Do, Boys and Girls Club, Fitness Center, Gymnasium, a large community meeting space and the quaint Ringle Library meeting room. The WACC hosts many more groups and events that bring thousands of visitors to the Walker area. To find out everything you need to know about the Polar Pout Plunge, please check out all the information below or visit our Facebook page.

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Total Jumpers: 126 (28 Teams)
Total Jumper Money Raised: $28,261
Team High: Walker Home Center: $5,745
Most Senior Plunger: David Gibson, age 57
1st Place Presentation: First National Bank

Walker Home Center: $5,745 1st Place Presentation: First National Bank
Thank you MCs & Special Guests:
Ken Bresley, Ryan Bruns & Mayor Bruns
The hole cutting team: Tyler Crow of Tyler's Backhoe Service and crew: Steve Czycalla, Keaton Pederson, Curt Geiger, Nate Marlett, Tyler Crow & Ryan Bruns.
Thank you Lakes Area Dive Team!
You guys have the "coolest" job!



Because, you can earn great prizes including Moondance tickets by soliciting sponsors! Use the plunger prize form to choose your prizes based on your total money raised. Prizes include Zippo Outdoor products, towels, jackets and Moondance tickets.


Jumpers may combine into teams of 2-10 to compete for team prizes. Any team that raises $1,000 or more will receive 10 tickets to the Team Appreciation Party which will be held Friday, February 28th at the Walker Area Community Center. The Team Appreciation Party is an entirely free thank you party. At this event, $1,000 cash will be given away as well as HD TVs, Moondance tickets and more.

Polar Pout Plunge Talent contest!

On Eelpout Thursday night (February 20th, from 8 – 9 PM in the Eelpout Tent at Walker City Park, Polar Pout Plunge will host a free, open-to-the-public talent contest. Three finalists will be invited to perform on the Pout Plunge stage Eelpout Saturday from 12:45 – 2 PM. One of these performers will win a Moondance Jam or Jammin’ County festival ticket, 2 tickets to the Team Appreciation Party at Moondance and be invited back to the stage for Pout Plunge 12.


Get the best view with our VIP Pass! For only $20 you can be INSIDE the plunge area on our bleachers! This is the best view for live entertainment, the craziest costumes and plungers! VIP Passes may be purchased online or at local retailers. Same-day sales are available only if not sold out so get them now!

Click the “Donate Now” button to purchase VIP Passes or to Register to Jump. VIP Passes can be picked up at the “Will Call” table at Pout Plunge Registration. If you plan to raise more than the $50 minimum jump fee, or will be jumping with a team, please register at the event. (VIP SALES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED)

  • You may also purchase in person at The WACC, Walker Home Center, The 502, Benson’s, Bayside Bar & Grill.
  • Same-day sales are available only if not sold out (which often happens, so get them now!)

ATTENTION MEDIA & PRESS!: If you are part of the media personnel and need access inside of the plunge hole area, please call our hotline at 218-536-1763 to secure your press pass. Please be advised that you are not allowed access into the VIP area without a pass.


Individuals and teams collect money from sponsors (a.k.a. those too chicken to jump) and take the plunge. Minimum cost to participate is $50. You will plunge into shallow water, about four feet deep. Do not jump head first. The Lakes Area Dive Team will be in the water to assist jumpers, if necessary. After the plunge you can retreat to heated facilities within the Chase Hotel.

  1. Complete the registration form on the brochure.
  2. AND/OR Click the “Donate Now” button above to register to jump. If you plan to raise more than the $50 minimum jump fee, or will be jumping with a team, please register at the event.
  3. Prizes are awarded according to the amount of money submitted at registration.
  4. Collect sponsor donations from neighbors, friends and relatives. Minimum cost to participate is $50.
  5. Bring your sponsor form and contributions to registration at the Chase Hotel Convention Center on Saturday, February 28th, 2014 between 12:00-2:00.
  6. Jumping begins at 1:00.
  7. Bring a dry change of clothes with you. Shoes are strongly encouraged. Do not bring valuables!
  8. Family appropriate attire is required.
  9. Take the plunge! Water is about chest deep.
  10. Do NOT dive head first!'
  11. Escape to our heated accommodations.
  • Each $500 earned by a jumper
  • Team that raises the most money
  • Top Team presentation
  • Most senior jumper
  • Also Moondance tickets for raising at least $500!




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