Despite the extended sub-zero temperatures, lakes and ponds around Metro Vancouver are not safe for outdoor skating.
During the winter season, and in particular during sub-zero temperatures, City Parks staff measure and monitor the thickness of the ice in City parks.
At this time they have deemed that, despite the prolonged cold weather, the ice is not currently thick enough to safely support people or animals.
Consequently, residents and visitors are cautioned that the ice is not thick enough to permit skating, walking or cycling on lake surfaces. Signage to this effect is posted by many of the lakes.