WINNIPEG — With colder temperatures in the forecast later this week, officials are warning to use caution around icy bodies of water.
Winnipeg police are the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service say thin layers of ice are forming on the city’s rivers, streams, creeks, ponds and ditches, producing hazardous conditions.
Fifty water and ice safety calls were handled by the WFPS in 2013.
However, before the cold arrives, the warmer temperature is putting a damper on some outdoor activities, including the canopy skating rink at The Forks.
Warmth= awesome for us but not for the ice. Canopy Rink still closed; on-land trails + Festival Rink open! pic.twitter.com/cIvOw0seyn
— The Forks (@TheForks) December 22, 2014