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Ice safety

DANGER: Thin Ice

The ice is unstable and unsafe on stormwater ponds in Sherwood Park and natural bodies of water in rural areas.

Safety on ice is your responsibility. Please keep your family safe and remind them to stay off of the ice.

Please stay off the ice.

Caution - Thin ice! During the winter months, ponds and other bodies of water in and around the County will freeze. Keep off the ice. Safety on ice is your responsibility.  Strathcona County does not monitor the ice condition on stormwater ponds (lakes), with the exception of the skating surfaces at Woodbridge Farms and Broadmoor Lake.

Skate safe 

Safety on ice is your responsibility

Remind your family to play safe and stay off the ice when signs are posted! Take proper care and be smart around ice-covered bodies of water.

Remember, you cannot judge the strength of ice by appearance alone. Ice strength is affected by many factors including: weather conditions, road run-off, springs that feed into the water body, snow pack, and overall thickness. Stormwater ponds have an inlet and outlet pipe with water flowing much of the year. This can make ice weak and therefore it is always best to use caution.

Call 9-1-1 if someone falls through the ice

If someone falls through the ice, don't go on the ice and try to pull them out... you may fall in too! Get help fast. Call out for help. Run to a nearby home and ask them to call 9-1-1.

Additional information
For ice safety information
The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories
780-415-1755 or visit http://www.lifesaving.org/

Last updated: Friday, January 08, 2016
Page ID: 38921