City warns about ice thickness

The Halifax Regional Municipality’s ice thickness testing program is not yet underway for the 2016-17 winter season, but there is noticeable thin ice and open water in many lakes across the region.

Throughout the winter months, ice thickness reports for lakes tested by the municipality will be available to the public at any time online at

The Red Cross recommends that ice be at least 15 centimetres thick for individual skating, and at least 20 centimetres thick for group skating.