Let’s mark 2024 as the year you did something BIG! Something crazy! Something memorable! Something AWESOME!  Join us as we head to Maranacook Lake on March 16th to take a flying leap through a hole in the ice! Who’s with us??? 

ICE OUT PLUNGE 2024 IS ON and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever!!!!!! All proceeds from the event will benefit Special Olympics Maine!!!! March 16th at NOON at Maranacook Lake in Winthrop. (In front of the American Legion on Bowdoin Street)

NEW incentives available this year for your fundraising efforts and top prizes will be awarded (more info coming)

The Ice Out Plunge is presented by Maine Law Enforcement and hosted by the Winthrop American Legion and open to EVERYONE!!!! That’s right, EVERYONE! 

The hole in the ice is big, it’s surrounded by a beautiful deck, and filled with members of the Maine Warden Service Diev Team. 

It’s time to break free and do something outside your comfort zone. Something just a little bit crazy. 

Special Olympics Maine athletes are continuing to train, learn, grow, connect and compete and they need your help to be able to keep going. Our costs are greater than ever.

Everyone wins by participating in the Ice Out Plunge. Special Olympics Maine gets much needed funds they need to continue, the SOME athletes get the opportunity to train, connect and compete and you get bragging rights for the rest of your life. 

If you are not able to attend on the 16th but still wish to participate virtually, please select SATELLITE PLUNGER when you register. 

Each plunger must raise a minimum of $100 to be considered properly registered and to receive the commemorative long sleave Ice Out Plunge shirt. 

Stay tuned for details on prizes!

Register or donate to a specific participant, team or the event today!


Each participant must register in advance and fundraise a minimum of $100. Those who do, will receive the official 2024 commemorative Ice Out Plunge t-shirt! Participate as an individual or form a team (5+ participants)!  Additional incentives will apply for additional funds raised—ALSO grand prizes for top fundraiser & top team! 

Choose your option to participate below:

  1. Ice Out Plunge – take the “Plunge” in-person on March 16 at the American Legion Post 40 in Winthrop
  1. Satellite Plunge – For those that prefer not to gather on March 16, individuals will have the option to take the “Plunge” elsewhere (choice of location, at their own risk) on or before March 16.


All participants must pre-register here through Panorama and setup a personal fundraising page. Panorama allows you to share your fundraising page, collect online donations, track your offline donations (cash & checks) you collect and input (recommended step to keep real-time fundraising totals).  Panorama also provides real-time fundraising efforts for individual dippers and teams on the event leaderboard.