Forget hibernating and embrace winter with the passion of Norsemen. North Liberty’s Beat the Bitter is back with a week full of activities to get you out of the house for some outdoor winter games and good cheer. Join us on the tundra of North Liberty January 28 through February 3, 2018, for fun on the bleakest days of the year. Some events do require registration, snag your spot here.

All events subject to change pending weather.

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Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Plunge

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Polar Plunge

Kick-off Beat the Bitter with the coldest and most challenging feat of the week, a polar jump into Centennial Park Pond (on St. Andrews Drive) on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Organized by the North Liberty Police Department, the Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Jump will “feed the beast” and raise funds to provide food, vaccinations, and training for the newest member of the NLPD squad, K-9 Falco. Falco will be onsite during the polar jump for a demonstration with Officer Campbell and give the public a chance to officially welcome him to the community.

Register online below or day of the jump at Centennial Park with a $50 donation to take the plunge. Spectators are also welcome to cheer jumpers on! A heated tent and certified divers will be on-site for jumpers’ safety.

For questions, contact Officer Jennings at


January 28
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Centennial Park
1565 St. Andrews Drive
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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