Arctic White was first mentioned when the What's New Blog stated on April 20, 2012, that "an upcoming white color will be released . Further information on Arctic White was not released until November 2012, when Polo Field revealed that all players will be able to get it before the end of 2012. After the Holiday Party 2012 ended, it was permanently available for all players in the Penguin Style catalog.
It is the first new color to be released without a vote.
The color was originally supposed to be released as an exclusive for the Club Penguin app, but since the release of the app took longer than expected, it was released for the Holiday Party 2012 instead.