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Ice safety


Strathcona County does not monitor the thickness of ice for skating on any stormwater ponds or natural bodies of water - ice conditions are unknown.

Due to the nature and function of stormwater ponds, ice conditions can be unpredictable and dangerous. Moving water, temperature changes under water due to vegetation or drainage, and fluctuating weather conditions can all result in unsafe ice conditions not visible from the surface.

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. 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

Last updated: Monday, August 28, 2017
Page ID: 38921