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2023 Polar Bear Plunge

The 2023 Polar Bear Plunge is scheduled for Saturday, March 11th. Sign-in starts a 1pm and ends at 2:45, DJ begins at 1pm and Plunge begins at 3pm!

Money raised will benefit the Jeffrey B. Meddock Memorial Scholarship at Pymatuning Valley Schools, Grand Valley Schools student programs in memory of Emily Plickert, Jefferson Area Local Schools Academic Boosters and the Roaming Shores Kids’ Breakfast with Santa event.

To assist us in our efforts, we are taking orders in advance for our annual plunge t-shirts and hoodies.  Due to the increased costs, we offer pullover hoodies only for $30.00.  If you wish to order a zip up hoodie as previously offered, the cost for those has increased to $35.00.  T-shirts will sell for $15.  Payment in advance is required at the time of order and the last day we can accept an order is Feb. 20th.  Make checks payable to RSPBC and mail to 62 Rockaway Dr.  Roaming Shores, OH 44085.  Any individual who wishes to donate to this years’ plunge, please mail your check to this same address.  Questions, 330-507-4917.  Venmo is available. 

2023 Jumper Instructions

2023 Jumper Sponsor Forms

Liability Waiver

T-Shirt/Hoodie Order Form

Interested in becoming a Business Sponsor?

The Polar Bear Club is excited to host our “Island Extravaganza”! July 8th (rain date 7/9), we are providing hot dogs, hamburgers, pop and water to every boater or jet ski that stops at the island on our beautiful Lake Roaming Rock. How many of us have went around the island and never stopped to enjoy? We wanted to take a day to celebrate the beautiful view! We are asking for a donation if able, and offer a 50/50 raffle! Music provided and time allotted is 12-3, or as supplies last.

August 5th Event

The Polar Bear Club will be providing free Hot Dogs and Hamburgers for Members at Beach 1 for those who were unable to attend the Island Extravaganza.

Clam Bake & Chicken Dinner

The Polar Bear Club will host a Clam Bake & Chicken Dinner at the Clubhouse. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Includes clams, chicken, corn, potato, bread, salad and dessert. You can purchase tickets from Mindy at 330-507-4917 or Chris at 440-812-3976, at the Marina or RRA Office.
Note: Tickets not yet available.

Breakfast with Santa

The 2023 Children’s Christmas with Santa will be held Saturday, December 9th, 2023 beginning at 9am. 

Registration is required with a cutoff date of Friday, December 1st.   Please email the Polar Bear Club at:

When registering, please leave the following information:

  1. Family name
  2. Children’s name, age, and gender
  3. Preference of 9:00, 9:30, 10:00,10:30 reservation (due to the amount of children, Santa has asked we spread out the times so he has time to spend with the children)

The Polar Bear Club will send an email confirmation that you are registered within 48 hours of receiving.

We thank you and look forward to your family’s participation. Proceeds from the Plunge are donated to charities we sponsor:

The Jeff Meddock Memorial Scholarship
Jefferson Area Schools Falcon Academic Boosters
“Breakfast with Santa” event for local children
Grand Valley Schools student programs in memory of Emily Plickert


There is no requirement that you take the plunge to be a part of the Club. We are just looking for like minded individuals, whether that means you like the icy water or the charities we help. We are seeking volunteers to help at all events. If interested, email us at or contact one of the Club officers at listed below.

President: Melinda Fier 330.507.4917
VP: Bryan Fier 330.507.9673 
Treasurer: Mark Dougherty 440.812.3411
Secretary: Gary Meighen

Past Plunges