Ice Skating

The winter months are the perfect time for ice skating with friends and family. Whether you're looking to skate indoors or go outdoors surrounded by snow-covered trees and views of the Kamloops landscape, there is an ice surface for you.

 

Outdoor Skating rinks

Community rinks are maintained by volunteers and are not always operational.

Ice Safety

 

According to the Canadian Red Cross, ice should be at least 20-25 cm thick for group skating (that’s about 8 inches). Remember, the more people the more weight on the ice.   The recommendation for snowmobiling on ice is 25 cm (10 inches).

A few other tips for assessing ice safety:

  • Use a drill and tape measure to check the ice thickness
  • Don’t go on ice that has open water patches
  • Check the ice thickness in different places
  • Dark blue ice is safer than opaque white or grey ice
  • Consult with the local authority’s ice safety assessments

 

 

 

 

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