Experts: Still not cold enough to skate on frozen ponds

Experts say that conditions on frozen lakes and ponds are still not safe enough for skating.

Experts say that conditions on frozen lakes and ponds are still not safe enough for skating. (1/18/16)

HOLMDEL - Temperatures across New Jersey have dropped over the last few days, but experts warn that it still hasn’t been cold enough to safely venture out onto frozen bodies of water.

According to experts, it take at least a week to 10 days of subfreezing temperatures to produce safe skating conditions on frozen lakes and ponds. Ice needs to be at least 5 inches deep to handle the weight of skaters.

The pond in Holmdel Park has signs around the perimeter warning people about the unsafe conditions. Only part of the pond has frozen over.

Officials say it is safer to take advantage of the various indoor ice skating rinks in New Jersey or consider other, safer winter activities.

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