Local NewsPhotography Seattle’s Polar Bear Plunge welcomes new year with a splash Originally published January 1, 2018 at 5:55 pm Back to story Restart gallery More Photo Galleries Thousands march in Seattle to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Seattle marchers call for justice for missing and murdered indigenous women Photos: Deck building moves rapidly at new Sodo tunnel interchange The 16th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Matthews Beach Park in Seattle on Monday drew a hardy group of celebrants. Share story By Courtney Pedroza Seattle Times staff photographer Courtney Pedroza View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.