The ALARC Ice Dive is an annual event started in 1990. Join us for our 30th 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 a wonderful charities!
The ALARC Ice Dive will be held in Lake Minnetonka from the shoreline at the public docks in Excelsior at 400 Lake Street right behind the Port of Excelsior. Registration will be held at the the Excelsior Brewing Company, 421 Third Street, Excelsior. Coffee is available before the dive. Buses will take the divers to the dive site where divers will have a tent to remove their street clothes and be ready for their 2019 dive. After dive, buses will take the divers back to Excelsior Brewing for our famous Breakfast Burritos and coffee. Excelsior Brewing will be serving some of the best micro brews in the Twin Cities.
If you are an Orca or a Shark, you should arrive at Excelsior Brewing by 8:00 am in time to be ready for the 8:30 am start of the ALARC Ice Dive. If you have 5-15 previous dives, you should arrive around 8:30. Divers with less than five dives, and all new divers should plan to arrive around 9:00 am.
It is best to wear the clothes you will jump in under your street clothes as the changing rooms are very small. 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, there will be a warm tent ready for you to prepare to jump and stay warm until dive time. After the dive, you will return to the warm tent where you can dress for the return trip to Excelsior Brewing Company.
Hot coffee and a breakfast burrito will be served to each diver who completes this year's ALARC Ice Dive at Excelsior Brewing. Spectators can purchase for $7 per person, a comparable breakfast. Tickets for the breakfast will be sold at the Excelsior Brewing Company.
ALARC hosts its Ice Dive each year to raise money for charity. The majority of the net proceeds goes to the Wounded Warrior Project 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 1, 2020
Registration and Check in (Start Here)
Excelsior Brewing Company
421 Third Street
Excelsior, MN 55331
Excelsior Public Docks
400 Lake Street
Excelsior, MN 55331
ALARC Ice Dive Pre-register online $30 | Day of Dive $35
All registered participants get a post-ice dive breakfast burrito and hot coffee. Non-divers can purchase the breakfast for $7 on-site
Registration is open until midnight, December 31, 2019.
Divers will also have the option to purchase the 2020 Ice Dive Shirt and/or an Ice Dive Stocking Cap.
Here is a link to the online registration form.
Below is the registration form that can be downloaded. Fill it out and bring it to the event.
Contact Harley Feldman at email@example.com
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