Beware - Frozen Ice May Not Hold You!
Mainers are celebrating the arrival of winter after a very long and warm fall. Until the middle of January, the most snow fell in October. Currently we are enjoying two or three days of the perennial January thaw.
We love ice fishing, ice skating, walking on ice, sailing, and for some Mainers - sledding (snowmobiles) on ice. Brunswick even has a special waterway that is used for car races. However, the ice isn't always safe!
Ice skating on shallow ponds and outdoor rinks is safe early in the season. As long as you are careful not to ruin the surface by skating near 40's, you'll have a fun time. Going on a deep pond, lake, stream and river ice to ice fish, snowmobile, cross-country ski or snowshoe requires that you follow some basic guidelines.