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Friday, December 18, 2020 by Katy McElroy

Bad news, cold-water enthusiasts: The city has decided that since Austin is currently operating under stage 4 Covid-19 risk-based guidelines, the 2021 Polar Bear Plunge is canceled. Barton Springs Pool will remain closed on Jan 1, 2021. However, in an attempt to keep the spirit of the plunge alive, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department is asking that prior attendees share photos/videos of past events on social media using the hashtag #polarplungeatx. The department plans for the Polar Bear Plunge to return in 2022. For more information on city pool schedules, visit

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