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News Release

Take The Polar Bear Plunge

January 03, 2013



Henderson, Nev. Those brave enough to bear the freezing water of the Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy., are invited to take part in the city of Henderson’s second annual Polar Bear Plunge. The event takes place 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Participants will ride down the slides of the outdoor activity pool and plunge into the cold water below.

The event also includes warm winter treats, activities and a bounce house. Admission is $5 per person, including those wishing to spectate. Swimmers will take the plunge by age: 4-12 years, 13-19 years, and ages 20 and up. Register at code 136502-00) or at any city of Henderson recreation center.

“We had 70 brave people take part in last year’s inaugural event and are expecting a strong turnout again in 2013,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “The water is very chilly in February, so participants can expect an exhilarating slide and a bracing plunge into the pool. It will be a memorable experience.” The Polar Bear Plunge is not recommended for those with high blood pressure or heart conditions. For additional information, call 702-267-5824 or visit

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About City of Henderson:
Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 268,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities and outstanding quality of life. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY, 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live and work in Henderson…a place to call home.

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