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A person wearing a Hillary Clinton mask participates in the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Coney Island in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City, U.S. January 1, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People dance on the boardwalk after participating in the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Coney Island in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City, U.S. January 1, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
People have a toast after participating in the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Coney Island in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City, U.S. January 1, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
People participate in the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Coney Island in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City, U.S. January 1, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
People participate in the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Coney Island in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City, U.S. January 1, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
People participate in the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Coney Island in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City, U.S. January 1, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
NEW YORK - JANUARY 01: Swimmers exit the ocean during Coney Island Polar Bear Club's New Year's Day Plunge on January 01, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 01: Swimmers run into the ocean during Coney Island Polar Bear Club's New Year's Day Plunge on January 01, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 01: Swimmers run into the ocean during Coney Island Polar Bear Club's New Year's Day Plunge on January 01, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 01: Swimmers run into the ocean during Coney Island Polar Bear Club's New Year's Day Plunge on January 01, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 01: Hundreds of people gather to take part in a Toronto Polar Bear Dip organization held in Toronto, Canada on January 01, 2017. People volunteered for a fundraiser to help Habitat for Humanity dive into Lake Ontario to ring in the new year. (Photo by Seyit Aydogan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 01: People rush into the frigid waters of Lake Ontario at Sunnyside beach during the Toronto Polar Bear Dip in Toronto, Canada on January 01, 2017. Hundreds of people volunteered for a fundraiser to help Habitat for Humanity dive into Lake Ontario to ring in the new year. (Photo by Giordano Ciampini/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 01: People are seen in the frigid waters of Lake Ontario at Sunnyside beach during the Toronto Polar Bear Dip in Toronto, Canada on January 01, 2017. Hundreds of people volunteered for a fundraiser to help Habitat for Humanity dive into Lake Ontario to ring in the new year. (Photo by Giordano Ciampini/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 01: People rush into the frigid waters of Lake Ontario at Sunnyside beach during the Toronto Polar Bear Dip in Toronto, Canada on January 01, 2017. Hundreds of people volunteered for a fundraiser to help Habitat for Humanity dive into Lake Ontario to ring in the new year. (Photo by Giordano Ciampini/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 01: People are seen in the frigid waters of Lake Ontario at Sunnyside beach during the Toronto Polar Bear Dip in Toronto, Canada on January 01, 2017. Hundreds of people volunteered for a fundraiser to help Habitat for Humanity dive into Lake Ontario to ring in the new year. (Photo by Giordano Ciampini/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 01: People are seen in the frigid waters of Lake Ontario at Sunnyside beach during the Toronto Polar Bear Dip in Toronto, Canada on January 01, 2017. Hundreds of people volunteered for a fundraiser to help Habitat for Humanity dive into Lake Ontario to ring in the new year. (Photo by Giordano Ciampini/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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One way to spend New Year's Day: Sitting on your couch in cozy pajamas, devouring a novel or ceaselessly streaming Gilmore Girls.

Another option? Plunging into frigid waters, only to step back out into the freezing January air.

Hundreds of people in the United States and Canada chose the second route on Sunday as part of their local New Year's Day traditions.

Revelers in Prince Edward Island, Canada, rolled around in chunks of ice amid fierce winds. Ontario residents stormed the chilly shores of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Swimmers from Washington state, Ohio, New Jersey and New York took the plunge in elaborate costumes and skimpy Speedos.

Many participants tied their hypothermia-tempting antics to a good cause.

In New York City, for example, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club raised money for Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses. In Calgary, Canada, the organization Old Guys in Action helped raise over $68,000 to help fight human trafficking.

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