At the beginning of the skating season it is a great challenge to find skatable and safe ice. We follow the weather forecasts, the temperature and winds. Many parameters have to be investigated when you find ice that looks safe. We measure the thickness of the ice. If the ice is clear it has to be at least 4 centimeters thick. Different parts of the lake has different thickness of the ice. Warning – sounds, inlets, outlets, shallow bottoms and near capes. Snow on the ice is not good – it is of most importance to observe the surface, icecracks. Icequality differs a lot, especially when skating long distances. Snow on the ice isolates low temperatures which means that icegrowth slows down. You have to be aware of all these threats when you go for skating on natural ice. We offer our customer a basic course howe to skate safe with the right safety equipment.
We headed home and found our little lake up in the mountains frozen with real thick black ice – 9 cm. Happy moments skating round and round with a wonderful view out over the sea.
Day three we eventually found what we were looking for. A whole day on different lakes.