November 19, 2015

Cranbrook, BC (November 19, 2015) -- The ice is just beginning to form on both lakes at Idlewild Park and Elizabeth Lake, Joseph Creek and other local water bodies.  Thin ice creates many dangers for children who are unaware.

Parents are asked to please talk to your children about the dangers and to stay off the ice until it is six inches thick.

This year due to the fluctuating water levels at Idlewild, the lake will remain closed to the public for the entire season.  Signs will be in place throughout the winter months asking people to please stay off the ice.  Public Works will be installing outdoor ice surfaces at Baker Park and also at Pop Price Park located behind Bridge Interiors this year as soon as the temperatures allow.

Free public skating is also available all winter long at the Kinsmen Arena sponsored by the Kin Club of Cranbrook.   There is also Parent/Tot and Senior skating at the Memorial Arena and Non-Instructional Day skates at the Kinsmen Arena.  Visit for details or contact Leisure Service at 489-0220.

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