Garry Point pond not yet safe for skating: city

But staff will continue monitoring the ice during this cold snap.

The thin layer of ice on the Garry Point Park pond is not yet safe to skate on, the City of Richmond says, but that hasn’t stopped a few keen winter enthusiasts.

Sub-zero temperatures in Richmond this week and snow Friday ignited hope that the small body of water in the Steveston park could freeze this year, making way for skating and pickup hockey games—winter activities common in other parts of Canada.

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According to photos posted to social media, a few eager skaters took to the ice this week despite signs nearby warning them to keep off due to the thin ice.

 

The City tweeted Friday that the pond is not frozen solid enough to skate on, but said staff would be monitoring the ice through the cold snap.

 

Local hockey players are ready and waiting.

 

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