The ALARC Ice Dive is an annual event started in 1990. Join us for our 31st Anniversary Dive! Jump into Lake Minnetonka to wake you up on New Year's Day! Great Annual Tradition with major bragging rights and contribution to wonderful charities!
The ALARC Ice Dive will be held in Lake Minnetonka from the shoreline at the public docks in Excelsior at 395 Lake Street right behind the Port of Excelsior. Due to COVID-19, all registrations will be online. This event will be Drive-Up, Dive, and Drive-Away this year. We recommend having a friend drive you to the event and drive you home after finishing your dive.If you want to drive yourself, there are a limited number of parking spots available in downtown Excelsior.
The event will start at 8:30 am and is expected to finish by 10:00 am. In order to social distance the divers, please respect the following schedule by Fish Level: If your group has divers from different levels, please arrive at the time of the most senior diver.
8:30 – 8:45 Polar Bears, Orcas, Sharks
8:45 – 9:00 Barracudas
9:00 – 9:15 Muskies, Northerns, Walleyes
9:15 – 9:45 Minnows, Guppies, First time divers
9:45 – 10:00 Divers that overslept, are habitually late, got lost, or partied too late on New Year's Eve
10:00 - Last dive
You should wear the clothes you will jump in as there will be no changing rooms. The less clothes you wear, the better. Sweatshirts and other cotton items hold the water after the dive, and when hitting cold air, feel much colder to the diver. Once you arrive at the dive site, head to the Dive Hole where the ALARC Ice Dive staff will guide you through the diving process. The Excelsior Fire Department will be there to help divers across the Dive Hole with poles if you wish. Hennepin County Hospital will have an ambulance there in case of an emergency.
We encourage you to visit our partners after the ALARC Ice Dive. Excelsior Brewing Company, 421 Third Street, Excelsior, MN 55331 and Olives Pizza, 287 Water Street, Excelsior, MN 55331. They are next door to each other. Excelsior Brewing is sending several divers to the ALARC Ice Dive.
For more information about the ALARC Ice Dive, please download this flyer.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, under some conditions, we will allow divers to register to dive in 2021, complete their dive, and earn their next Fish Level at another location. If you have an interest, please contact Harley Feldman.
ALARC hosts its Ice Dive each year to raise money for charity. The majority of the net proceeds goes to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation providing with smaller amounts to the Excelsior Fire and Police Departments for the help they provide to the divers. If you would prefer to contribute to our charities and not dive, you can do so here. Select the Donate Only ticket option.
If you are a Barracuda 9, or have completed nine dives as a Shark, and you intend to complete your tenth or twentieth dive on January 1, 2019, to become a Shark or Orca you may be interested in purchasing a beautiful black ALARC Ice Dive Shark Robe or maroon Orca Robe. Contact Harley Feldman here.
Be sure to wear a special costume. The top two best costumes will be awarded $50 gift certificates.
John Mallon, our outstanding photographer, will be on hand to take 3-4 photos of every dive group. These pictures can be purchased through John by emailing him at email@example.com.
January 1, 2022
Excelsior Public Docks
395 Lake Street
Excelsior, MN 55331
ALARC Ice Dive Pre-register online $30
Registration is open until midnight, December 31, 2021.
Divers will also have the option to purchase the 2022 Ice Dive Shirt and/or an Ice Dive Stocking Cap.
Here is a link to the online registration form.
Contact Harley Feldman at firstname.lastname@example.org
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