Ventnor and Ocean City have canceled their New Year’s Day polar bear plunges because organizers fear it will be too cold for anyone but an actual bruin.
In a Facebook post Thursday, Ocean City said the resort’s “First Dip” polar plunge set for Monday had been canceled “due to concerns for public safety in frigid weather conditions.”
With temperatures expected to get no higher than 22 degrees Monday, organizers of Ventnor’s event also canceled their event for safety reasons.
“I will always err on the side of caution,” Ventnor Mayor Beth Holtzman told the Press of Atlantic City, calling the forecast “scary dangerous.”
The New Year’s Day polar bear plunge in Brigantine has been postponed until Jan. 13, according to the town’s Chamber of Commerce website. The New Year’s Day polar bear plunge scheduled for Margate apparently is still on.