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Ice safety reminders

February 15, 2022 9:38 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

With the recent warm temperatures, residents are reminded that ice conditions on community ponds, creeks, and the river can be hazardous. When using these spaces and nearby trails, please be cautious and aware of your surroundings.

As melt increases upstream, water levels can fluctuate rapidly, and sections of waterways can be at risk of developing soft spots. As such, any body of water can pose a serious risk to people and pets. Residents are asked to obey signs and barricades, which have been placed in unsafe areas. It is also recommended to keep pets close to ensure their safety, particularly at Three Mile Bend where dogs are often off leash.

Some of The City’s outdoor skating rinks and surfaces have also deteriorated and will remain closed for the season. Crews are working hard to restore the remaining skating areas; if lights have been turned off and nets removed, those areas are not safe for skating due to extremely thin ice levels. Visit for updated statuses for each community rink.

For more information, please contact:

Corporate Communications
The City of Red Deer

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