The 15-year anniversary of the MSP Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park brought out thousands Special Olympics supporters for a dip in the Chesapeake and day of frigid fun. Ravens QB Joe Flacco, and Governor O'Malley were among the local celebrities to take the plunge while the Maryland shore got a little taste of the “Jersey Shore” with DJ Pauly D spinning at the Rams Head Ice Lodge.
The day-long festival also included two public plunges, a VIP plunge, costume contest, sand sculptures, an animal display by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, as well as six zones of family fun and vendors.
Metromix braved the cold to bring you a close up of look at all the fun! Flip through our gallery to see what you might have missed!