Yarmouth, Barnstable, Bourne “Polar Plunges” postponed, Ptown advises to stay out of water

– Two Polar Plunges on Cape Cod has been cancelled, ironically, because of the brutally cold weather.

Yarmouth Police report that The 8th Annual Polar Plunge On New Year’s Day at Smugglers Beach has been postponed until Sunday, January 21st at 12 Noon.

Cold and wind is predicted for January 1st that will push wind chill below 0.

Although a few brave Cape Codders would be willing to dive in, the consensus was that this community and family event will be better enjoyed and attended when conditions are more tolerable later this winter.

BARNSTABLE – The Polar Plunge at Barnstable Harbor has also been cancelled because of the icy conditions.

Organizers with the Millway Beach Splash Swim said the harbor is currently frozen over, making it impossible for the event to proceed.

However, the event’s after-party will still take place at the Dolphin Restaurant in Barnstable Village at 1 p.m. Commemorative t-shirts will also be available, with proceeds benefiting Dance in the Rain, a peer-to-peer mental health support and advocacy group.

BOURNE – Tthe Monument Beach Polar Plunge has been postponed until January 27th.

PROVINCETOWN – Because the weather forecast predicts temperatures in the single digit to mid-teens with strong winds, the organizers are discouraging participants from going into the water. These conditions could likely cause hypothermia and frostbite upon exiting the water. These can be life-threatening conditions.s.

The event will still be held: music, hot coffee, hot chocolate and tea. T-shirts will be distributed to registrants t-shirts and will also be on sale at the Johnson Street lot from 11 am – noon. For those who decide, despite the advisory, to go in to the water, there will be medical personnel on-hand.


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