1,000 divers expected for icy Minnesota lake plungeEXCELSIOR, Minn. (AP) — Some 1,000 people are expected to welcome the New Year with a chilly plunge into Lake Minnetonka.
EXCELSIOR, Minn. (AP) — Some 1,000 people are expected to welcome the New Year with a chilly plunge into Lake Minnetonka.
The 23rd annual ALARC Ice Dive gets under way at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bayview Event Center in Excelsior.
ALARC founder Bill Wenmark will do his 23rd dive to start the annual tradition.
An 86-year-old man from Mound is among those expected to take the plunge. A costume contest will be held for the top two costumes worn by divers as they jump into the lake.
The National Weather Service forecasts an air temperature of 5 degrees below zero — with a wind chill of 17 below — about the time the dive gets going Tuesday morning.