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 An early look at the Bellevue light-rail tunnel This isn’t for everyone: Sumner dancer tries to ‘wake up senses’ with strange art of butoh Tiny-home village for women opens in North Seattle 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.