and look TOTALLY freakin' AWESOME doing it.


Feeding Families One Jump at a Time

The Fire & Ice Plunge is an annual fundraising event to support SACA Food Shelf & Thrift Store, a non-profit food shelf, in their mission to provide assistance to the less fortunate in Columbia Heights, Fridley, Spring Lake Park, Northeast Minneapolis and Hilltop, Minnesota. All donations are collected directly by SACA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

The Columbia Heights Fire & Ice Plunge is a 100% volunteer cooperative effort led by SACA Food Shelf & Thrift Store, the Columbia Heights Lions, the Columbia Heights Athletic Boosters, and the Columbia Heights Fire Department.

100% VOLUNTEER   100% LOCAL   100% AWESOME

Dive In

No chickens allowed!  
Whether you jump alone or with a group of your craziest friends, this is your chance to strut your stuff and make a splash!

Step up your game!  
The word is out: this year, you can expect more jumpers, crazier costumes, bigger prizes and the stiffest competition on the ice yet!  

Are you up to the challenge?
Sign up now and start planning your strategy win over $1000 in cash and prizes!

Do Good

Every jump counts. 
Simply by participating, you're helping people in your neighborhood through SACA Food Shelf and Thrift Store.

Not ready to jump?
Make your splash with a donation, volunteer on plunge day, and most importantly - show up and have a blast!

Learn more.
We're proud to support SACA.  Each $40 jump donation raises enough money to buy over 300 pounds of food. Learn more about what just a $10 donation can do for your neighbors here

Have Fun

This year, you can expect all the fun of last year, plus:

We've got even more to tell you about!  Check out the event page for all of the awesome details!  We can't wait to show you a great time on the ice!

The 2018 Fire & Ice PluNge Video

A little taste of us doing what we do best!

The Event

Get ready for the biggest, baddest jumpers these parts have to offer.  You'll have a crazy good time with our lineup of attractions to break the ice off your boots and relieve that cabin fever.  Join us on January 26th for:

  • A scholarship awarded to the school with the most jumpers. The winning school will award the prize to the student of their choice. Will you lead your school to victory in 2019?

  • Cash prizes awarded Best Costume and Most Creative Jump. Each prize is awarded per group of 1-4 people. Coordinate a show stopper with your friends, or fly solo and take all the glory!

  • Even more prizes that you can discover at the event!

  • A variety of games and entertainment!

  • An open air photo booth to capture the event in style!

  • Fire spinners, seriously?! Seriously. Come check 'em out!

  • A heated beer tent featuring selections from six local breweries, as well as a wide selection of beer and nonalcoholic beverages.

  • Great food and dessert to recharge after your jump!

  • Bonfires, music, DJ, games and activities for all ages.

And just for the jumpers, we've added:

  • A runway for you to show off your best moves before your jump (this is where the prize money is won!)

  • Heated changing rooms with direct access to the jump runway.

the location



January 26th, 2019

12-3 PM

Silver Lake Beach Park
4305 Stinson Boulevard NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

stay updated!

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how to sign up for the 2019 fire & ice plunge


I'm ready to jump!

Congratulations!  You're already more awesome!

What to expect:

Jumpin' is a crazy thing, man. We've seen pigs and chickens holding hands. Superheroes and fairies floating around together like it's no big deal. We've even seen a caveman or two. What we haven't seen is WHAT YOU SHOW US in 2019. You'll just need to be aware of a couple of things and you'll be ready to start gunnin' for those bragging rights - and of course, that sweet, sweet grand prize money!

  • Your jump is as much your own personal talent show as it is your own personal ice bath. Make it big, make it bright, and make a splash!

  • The runway is yours to own. Show the world what you've got. We've heard that costumes, crazy cool style, and complete and total originality go over well with the judge types.

  • All jump groups have a chance to compete equally for the grand prize, regardless of size (up to 4 jumpers per group). Will you win as the lone wolf or the conquering army?

  • You will get wet. And everything you're wearing will too. Make sure to take your phone out of your pocket. Pros will bring a plastic bag for their wet stuff, towels and a hair dryer.

  • Heated changing rooms are available before and after your jump. Bring a warm change of clothes and a towel for maximum plunge enjoyment.

  • The Columbia Heights Fire Department will be in the water with you to make sure that you're safe every step of the way. Make sure to thank them at the event.

Get set in three easy steps:

1:  Make a donation for each jumper, or have a sponsor do it on your behalf. Minimum jump donations are $40/adult and $20/youth (under 18).

2.  Complete and sign the waiver and agree to the jump rules. We take this part seriously.

3.  Get ready to be totally freakin' awesome. We take this part seriously too.


Volunteer Opportunities


how can i volunteer?

Charity starts at home.

The Columbia Heights Fire & Ice Plunge is a 100% volunteer organization comprised of people from all walks of life. Our common thread is a strong desire to create real action in our community to help those in need who are closest to us - our neighbors. Through our fundraising efforts that provide direct donations to SACA, we ensure that our efforts utilize a proven and effective system for delivering assistance to our immediate neighborhood without any unnecessary or duplicated overhead and cost. If you're looking for a way to improve the community you live in, you've found it. We've listed some volunteer opportunities below, and we can't wait to hear new ways you can help.


  • Fundraising: You're crouched at the ready to help us raise money for SACA. Do your thing, chicken wing.

  • Street Team: You're there to spread the plunge word loud and proud! Posters? Got it. Parades? Easy stuff. Convincing everyone you meet to come to the event? That's a given.

  • Summer Parade: You know that we don't just float in a frozen lake, we float in parades too! You're ready to help in any way you can.

  • Setup and Teardown: You know the drill. That's why you're joining the setup army.

  • Concessions: Your smile and red-hot serving skills might just melt the ice.

  • Media Team: Your photos and videos will capture every smile, splash and scream at the event!

  • Any way you can: It takes a village to feed a village. If you're open to helping at the event however you can, sign up now and we'll find you the perfect fit.


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Parental permission is required for all volunteers under 18 years old.

How can I sponsor?


local sponsorship opportunity for businesses

Sponsorship opportunities are available to local and national businesses that service the Columbia Heights, Fridley, St. Anthony Northeast Minneapolis and Hilltop communities.  For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please view our sponsorship flyer and contact us to donate today.

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2019 Gold Sponsors

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