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Leap in the Lake
Ever wonder how cold Lake Michigan really gets during the winter? Come find out at the Centennial Leap in the Lake! This new event challenges the bravest of individuals to tough out the cold and wade into the chilly winter waters of Glencoe Beach. After a quick dip into the water, participants will step into warming areas for hot chocolate, coffee, and a visit with the Watts Center mascot, Wattson the Polar Bear.
This event is a fundraiser for C.A.R.E., a scholarship fund for Glencoe residents in need of financial assistance. Support a great cause by sponsoring a friend or family member to take the plunge, or raise money for your own dip into the water. Registrants will receive a welcome packet and sponsorship form when they sign up. All participants can show off their bravery when they receive an “I Survived the Leap in the Lake” sweatshirt!
Registration Fee: $20 for Ages 10-17 / $25 for Age 18+
Backup Date: February 26
• Given the nature of this event, registrants must sign a high-risk waiver in order to participate.
• All participants and observers must walk down the bluff to Glencoe Beach, as motorized shuttles are unable to travel the course during the winter.
• Emergency medical staff and a dive team will be on-site to assist participants if needed.
• Warming tents and a changing station will be available, however be aware the Beach House will be closed and only portable washroom facilities will be open.
Register online today at www.glencoeparkdistrict.com with program #9390-3. For more information call 847-835-3030.
|Where||Watts Center 305 Randolph St, Glencoe, IL 60022|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||10:00 am–11:00 am|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||$20 for Ages 10-17, $25 for Age 18+|
More About Watts Center
In the winter, the Watts Center is a hotspot for Glencoe sports. The center has two outdoor ice rinks for hockey and skating and a sledding hill. When weather permits, the center opens the day after Thanksgiving and closes after the first Sunday in March. The rinks are open for recreational skating, hockey and skating lessons and private parties. There are also soccer fields, three tennis courts and a Frisbee golf course across the street.