Fire and Ice Plunge

People dressed in Frozen costumes leap from a platform into a frozen lake as part of the Fire and Ice Plunge charity event.
Costumed characters plunge into the frigid shallows of Silver Lake in Columbia Heights, MN.

Keep the Columbia Heights Fire and Ice Plunge green as a Zero Waste volunteer! Each winter, several community organizations host this silly fundraiser where sponsored jumpers leap into the frozen Silver Lake! Cheering onlookers enjoy music, hot food, and beer.

HeightsNEXT volunteers are garbage guards for the event, directing recycling and compost to their proper bins. This simple assistance teaches people that not all garbage needs to go in a landfill.

Fire and Ice Plunge Volunteering


The Fire and Ice Plunge is typically the last Saturday in January. Check for exact dates. Volunteering is extremely simple, so organizing usually takes place via phone or email. No planning meetings are needed.

Garbage Guards enjoy volunteering at this Zero Waste event on Silver Lake Beach.


Groom and bride fearlessly leap into their future by way of sub-zero waters.

Event is held at:

Silver Lake Beach
4305 Stinson Boulevard NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Silver Lake Beach Park in Columbia Heights, MN.


  • Staff the event

Become a zero waste volunteer today!

How to Get Involved

Contact the event coordinator:

Amáda Márquez Simula
Amáda Márquez Simula

Email Amáda

Not your thing?

If winter fun doesn’t interest you, feel free to check our our many other volunteer opportunities.