With fluctuating temperatures, the City of Lloydminster has had to close its outdoor ice surfaces, effective immediately. Officials say the temperatures have made it difficult to maintain a safe surface for all to enjoy.
With the exception of the lake at Bud Miller All Seasons Park, the ice surfaces at the following locations are closed:
- Queen Elizabeth School
- Kin-Kinette Park
- Husky Oval (Servus Sports Centre)
- Bishop Lloyd Middle School
- Winston Churchill Elementary School
- Jack Kemp Community School
- E.S. Laird Middle School
- Robertson Park
Skating lovers may still book times for indoor skating online.
Stormwater Retention Ponds
Ice thickness on retention ponds is not monitored, except for the lake at Bud Miller, according to the City.
Officials advise that with the warmer weather, even though the ice surface of retention ponds may appear frozen, the ice thickness becomes less predictable, and its strength is unsustainable. They add that another danger with retention ponds is the continual water movement below the ice surface as the ponds are connected. The City has supplied an online video to address this issue.