12:30 - 2 PM Polar Plunge at Waterfront Park/Hood River Swim Beach.
Sponsored by Cell Regen
Scandinavian Social at The Ruins
Doors open at 6:30. All ages welcome!
7:15pm viewing of Markus Eder's The Ultimate Run
7:30pm Chicken $#it Gamblers
8:30pm Costume Contest
Come dressed as a winter god or goddess, or in your favorite Viking attire, and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win the crown for Snow King or Queen!
8:45pm Chicken $#it Gamblers
9:45pm Raffle Winners Announced
December 3 - 12:30pm
Come join us at Waterfront Park for a cold water plunge in the Columbia River! Did you know that this activity will help boost your immune system, improve your circulation, burn calories and reduce stress. Experience the many benefits of deliberate cold exposure as a community.
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO -
HOOD RIVER COUNTY CHRISTMAS PROJECT
Originally founded in 1923 by the Elks, the Christmas Project is a Hood River based 501(3)(c) that provides assistance during the holiday season to low-income families and seniors who live in Hood River County. For nearly 100 years, the Hood River County community has gathered to help their neighbors at the holidays. Most years, food boxes and age-appropriate toys (new, gently used or repaired) were distributed the week before Christmas.
For the last 12 years, teen gifts have been covered by local businesses donating gift cards to be distributed to children 13-17. Those have included Hood River Bowling passes, Parks and Rec swim pool passes, Dominos pizza coupons and Dutch Bros coffee passes. 2020 was the largest year in recent time, serving 891 households and 3,411 individuals (1,617 children). This year, the Christmas Project is projecting close to 1000 households.
Currently, more than 300 volunteers help to handle all the food packing, toy shopping, distribution, and registration. These volunteers and dozens of local businesses work to bring joy to seniors, families in need, and kids in foster care.
COOPER SPUR ALPINE TEAM
Originally founded in 1978, Cooper Spur Alpine Team is a Hood River based 501(3)(c). For over 40 years CSAT has provided youth outdoor programming dedicated to fostering love of sport and character development. In 2012 CSAT expanded programming intoFreeStyle/FreeRide and Mt.Biking. CSAT is based out of Mt.Hood Meadows in the winter and holds youth mountain biking in Hood River County’s Post Canyon. All monies raised for CSAT will be designated for CSAT's Dave Howe Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is a financially need based scholarship. In the last 8 years CSAT has given out over 40k to White Salmon and Hood River youth who are dedicated to ski racing and chasing their dreams.
Currently, Cooper Spur Alpine Team offers programs for children ages 6 through 17. Our programs provide opportunities for youth to learn, train and compete in the sports of ski racing, slopestyle, park/pipe, and mountain biking. CSAT participants experience structured physical activity, with highly experienced coaches who are dedicated to helping skiers and riders reach their goals.
In winter CSAT offers youth programming for all ranges of goals and abilities, ranging from the high school age athlete training for Junior Olympics, the middle school Freeride athlete perfecting their cork 360 or the six year old learning to pole plant and perfecting their snow angel. In 2021 over 175 local skiers participated in our winter programs.
In the spring, summer and fall over 200 middle and elementary school age riders in CSAT’s mountain bike programs. Ability groups range from biking fundamentals to advanced skills such as drops and jumps.
In this community where outdoor sports are a way of life, participation in CSAT programs helps motivate our children and build their self-esteem. CSAT provides experiences that build a strong foundation of healthy life skills including leadership, perseverance, respect, honesty, self-discipline, teamwork and gratitude. With these skills local youth are prepared for the challenges of adulthood. We believe skiing and mountain biking are lifelong sports that will continue to enrich the lives of our athletes long beyond their competitive careers.