For Immediate Release: Jan. 19, 2012
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Whitney Ranch Aquatic Complex Plans Inaugural Polar Bear Plunge
HENDERSON, Nev. – Brave souls are invited to “bear” the freezing weather at the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s inaugural Polar Bear Plunge. The event takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Whitney Ranch Aquatic Complex, 1575 C Galleria Dr. Ride down the slides at the outdoor activity pool and then warm up with hot winter treats. The event also includes activities, games, bounce house, raffles, and full concessions.
Admission is $5 per person, including those wishing to watch from the sidelines. Participants will take the plunge by age division: 4-12 years, 13-19 years, and ages 20 and up, with children plunging down the smaller slide. Each participant receives a commemorative pin and the first 100 will receive goodie bags. The event is not recommended for individuals with high blood pressure or heart conditions.
Advance registration is recommended and can be made online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity code 136624-00) or in person at any City of Henderson recreation center or indoor pool.
“We expect this event to become an annual tradition in Henderson, especially among those who are always looking for a new and unique challenge,” said Adam Blackmore, Aquatics manager, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “Brave participants can expect an invigorating ride down the slide into the chilly water of the activity pool, which is usually open only during the hot summer months. Swimmers can expect an enjoyable and very memorable experience.”
For additional information, call 267-5870 or visit http://cityofhenderson.com/parks/
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 54 parks, six skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 65 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.