Mill Pond ice conditions changing daily, with roller coaster weather

North Glengarry Recreation Director Terry Gilmer reminds us that ice conditions change daily, so it's important to check before venturing out onto "frozen" rivers and ponds. He adds that they are working on informational signs for Mill Pond at Alexandria's Island Park to help guide those who might like to take advantage of the skating service or do some ice fishing.

The frozen Mill Pond was recently groomed for skating; however, the mild spell has resulted in a wet surface and thinning ice.

The weather forecase for the says ahead suggests that conditions will improve, and staff should be able to get the surface back into shape soon.

Here's a handy safety chart on ice safety.

ice thickness guide