Mom Always Said Safety First Near Ice Lakes

The watch word when being around ice lakes, at least in Minnesota, is
caution, according to the Williston
. As you get ready to run across a frozen body of water which at one point was probably 100 feet or so deep,
check to make sure there is at least “4 inches of solid clear ice” before crossing.

Other tidbits of safety: go with a buddy, take ice picks to pull yourself out and, most importantly, don’t be dumb
enough to drive your Hummer on the ice.

Happy ice skating, ice fishing, ice hockey and whatever other ice sports are out there.