With respect to the ice strength, a point of great importance to patrons enjoying ice activities is that you cannot tell the strength of the ice simply by its looks and thickness, the daily temperature, or whether or not the ice is covered with snow. The strength of ice is determined by several factors such as the chemistry of the water being salt or fresh ,local climatic factors such as wind, snow, rain, and temperature fluctuations which can vary considerably from day to day, the presence of currents such as at stream inflows / outflows, and along streams or rivers, the presence of springs, then size and depth of a lake or pond, the distribution of the weight or load placed on the ice, and the signs of expansion cracks.
|The following rules should be followed to ensure ice safety:||If a person falls through the ice:|
Location tested for safe ice as of 12/31/2012
Lincoln Woods State Park -
Meshanicut State Park -
Goddard Memorial State Park -
Ice Safety Programs
Ice safety programs may be available through your local city or town public safety office or fire department.
Remember: Safe Ice is only found at your local Ice Rink.