Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Project Name: Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics Virginia

Product: Beachrings2 portable boardwalk

Application: Pedestrian Access

City: Virginia Beach

State/Province: Virginia

Install Date: February 2010

Install Size: 1,128 tiles (47 rolls of model D)

Address: Between 6th and 9th Ave., Beachfront, Virginia Beach, VA

Client: Special Olympics

Designer: Special Olympics

Contractor: Art-Ray Corportation

Directions: Between 6th and 9th Ave., Beachfront, Virginia Beach, VA

Location: Temporary install – From Parking lot to main tent and in main tent area.

Photography: Michael Clark, Art-Ray

Summary: To provide pedestrian access over sand at the 18th Annual Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Virginia. More than 3,200 thrill-seekers braved the chilly Atlantic Ocean wearing nothing but swimsuits and zany costumes. Proceeds from the Plunge benefited Special Olympics Virginia.

Beachrings2 leads a path to the main tent for warming up after the Polar Plunge.
Three tiles wide of Beachrings2 is enough for wheelcharis. Traffic in both directions should have more tiles.
Beachrings2 inside the main tent to provide footing for all the vendors.
Beachrings2 access walkway inside the tent.
Workers use Beachrings2 to deliver heaters to the main tent.
Access is provided from the oceanfront drive to the main tent, by Beachrings2.