You might notice that things look a little different around here...

After 15 years we are excited to announce that we have changed our name to the CHICAGO POLAR BEAR CLUB, NFP.  We have a new name, a new logo and a new website, but we are still the same Polar Bear Club dedicated to helping local families in need.


Also, did you catch our new logo? Pretty sweet, right? For a refresher, here's a side-by-side of old vs. new:

Though we've got a snazzy new new look, we're still the same cold-water-loving, philanthropy-minded crazies underneath. Our event is the same, our fans are the same, and our mission is the same:

Do something a little crazy while doing some good along the way.

Take a look around, and let us know what you think!

- The Chicago Polar Bear Club (formerly Lakeview Polar Bear Club)

Get ready for the 16th Annual Polar Plunge!


Mark your calendars for January 28th, 2017 for the 16th annual Chicago Polar Bear Club (CPBC) Polar Plunge!

Over the past 15 years, through thousands of generous donations, the LPBC has raised nearly $300,000 and ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of every dollar donated has gone directly to the families supported by the LPBC.

YOU can make a difference in the life of a family in need.

We look forward to seeing you all at the beach next January (preferably in your speedo!)


The Chicago Polar Bear Club


We plunge at Oak Street Beach: