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Nicholas Sheran Lake ice conditions unsafe due to construction project

Residents are advised to stay off of the ice surface at Nicholas Sheran Lake for the next three weeks as an irrigation construction project will impact the safety of the ice. Crews have to break up the ice on the south side of the lake to replace the irrigation intake pipe.

Construction is expected last until Friday, February 23, 2018, weather permitting.

To date, ice conditions have not met City of Lethbridge standards for public use this winter. Here are the ice conditions for the designated skating areas at Chinook, Henderson and Nicholas Sheran Lakes as of February 1, 2018:

LakeThicknessConditionRating
Chinook LakeAverage ice thickness: 10 inches and snow covered.PoorDoes not meet City of Lethbridge standards for public use
Henderson LakeAverage ice thickness: 10 inches and snow covered. PoorDoes not meet City of Lethbridge standards for public use
Nicholas Sheran LakeAverage ice thickness: 9.5 inches and snow covered.PoorDoes not meet City of Lethbridge standards for public use

Parks staff will continue to monitor ice thickness through the winter, and updates will be posted weekly at: www.lethbridge.ca/OutdoorSkating.

Please note that storm pond water or ice contact is prohibited at all times, and ice on storm ponds is not monitored by the City. 

 

Media Contact:
Chris Witkowski, Parks Development Manager
City of Lethbridge
403-320-3853
chris.witkowski@lethbridge.ca