Ice Safety Reminder
Ice surfaces are not always safe. Even thick ice may be weak, especially if it has frozen and thawed repeatedly or if it contains layers of snow. Ice can also pull away and/or melt around shorelines and docks creating hazardous conditions where a person could fall through.
Ice safety and weight-bearing properties of ice can be affected by many factors including: thickness, under ice currents, age of the ice, pressure cracks and snow cover. Ice conditions can change quickly and dramatically.
Children should not play on or near ice covered bodies of water unless supervised by an adult, who is familiar with local conditions.
Please check local area signage, authorities and media before going onto the ice. No ice is without risk. Stay safe and use designated ice surfaces where the ice thickness is regularly tested for safe recreational use.
For more information about ice safety see our
Be Ice Smart Rack Card
Ice Safety Tips