City of Leduc discourages skating on storm ponds

With 13 skating rinks in Leduc, enforcement services remind people to stay off and away from storm water ponds as a recreational option.

The City of Leduc warns about skating on storm ponds.

With 13 skating rinks in Leduc, enforcement services remind people to stay off and away from storm water ponds as a recreational option.

Gerard MacNeil, manager of enforcement services, says people should look online at the city’s website for information about storm ponds and what rinks are available for casual skating and hockey, as well and an accompanying location map.

The ponds are not safe to skate on due to fluctuating water levels and potential depths that will not freeze solid.

In 2014 and possibly early 2015 MacNeil says there were five incidences of people falling through the ice. “Thank heavens there were no serious incidences.”

The only exception is the Civic Centre pond at Alexandria Park, which will be maintained for hockey if the appropriate factors are in place.

MacNeil says if people choose to use the ponds they are not only putting themselves in potential danger but city staff as well, as enforcement on the ponds is risky for all the same reasons. “We’re not really going to do any enforcing. We’re hoping common sense prevails.”

For a list of skating rinks and an accompanying list of casual ice surfaces and hockey surfaces visit http://www.leduc.ca/City_Government/Departments/Public_Services/Winter_Park___Pond_Maintenance.htm.

A map of locations can be found at http://www.leduc.ca/Assets/Leduc+Ice+Skating+Surfaces+Map.pdf.

 

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