|Ice Crossing Warning
|You always cross ice at your own risk. Stay on the marked trail, do not stop on the ice or travel alone. Ice conditions vary considerably from day to day and hour to hour, so know before you go. Wear a buoyant snowmobile suit and carry ice picks. Neither the OFSC nor its member clubs accept any responsibility or liability for variations in ice conditions.
|NO ICE IS WITHOUT SOME RISK… MINIMIZE YOUR RISK
- It is critical that the ice quality or type of ice is evaluated before you travel.
- Clear hard, new ice is the only kind of ice recommended for travel.
- slushy ice
- ice on or near moving water i.e., rivers, currents
- ice that has thawed and refrozen
- layered or rotten ice caused by sudden temperature changes
- Other risk factors that weaken or “rot” ice:
- snow on ice that acts as a blanket to prevent hardening of ice
- pressure ridges due to wind or current pressure