Couple Ties Knot During Polar Bear Plunge

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It was rainy, but all-in-all a nice, mild day for this year’s annual plunge into the frigid waters of the Mon River.

The Polar Bear Club takes the dip every year on New Year’s Day.

However, this year one couple took the plunge literally.

Judy and Adam Lipinski exchanged vows, and then sealed the deal by hopping into the icy river.

“We were [going to] get married on 11/11/11, but we changed it to 1/1/11,” said Judy. “Somebody said, ‘You’re [going to] miss the Polar Bear Plunge!’ And we said, ‘We’ll just make it part of the ceremony.’”

“We had a very brief ceremony on the back of the boat right here,” added Adam.

“Then we exchanged our rings,” said Judy. “Then, we walked over, and we said as soon as we touch the water, we would be married.”

The couple says they wanted a non-traditional wedding to symbolize their unique bond.

  • Erik

    That was awesome of them to do that this morning…We all had a blast at the plunge. Just hoping KDKA puts their video of it on here. I AM GREEN MAN…

  • Ken

    Isn’t it a bit early for him to be getting cold feet?

    Just kidding, best of luck to them!

  • family division

    I give them 6 months, then they’ll be battling each other for spousal support on Ross St

  • Judy

    Adam and I are extremely grateful to all who came out to support us and those that participated in the plunge. GREEN MAN!!! Oh my gosh. We are huge It’s Always Sunny fans. We didnt get a chance to meet but feel free to write. I have a post here where I reversed the sound from the end of the show.

  • Emma W

    Best WIshes Adam and Judy.

  • Bulls

    Glad I was there! What a refreshing way for me to start my year as you two start your marriage!

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