Vancouver's Trout Lake closed for skating, but Como Lake still open
Park board says conditions too warm and slushy Sunday after hundreds hit the ice the day before
After a historic Saturday of skating on East Vancouver's Trout Lake, city officials say Sunday's conditions are too warm and have closed the lake to the public.
Hundreds took to the ice yesterday, but the lake is now closed and surrounded by caution tape. Lifeguards are also on patrol to discourage any would-be skaters.
The Vancouver Park Board says the move was prompted by warmer temperatures combined with yesterday's heavy usage. The park board says it will reassess conditions on Monday.
Sadly, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TroutLake?src=hash">#TroutLake</a> now CLOSED with warming temps. Please stay off ice. We'll continue to test, will re-open if we can <a href="https://t.co/6EPSk9LdAe">https://t.co/6EPSk9LdAe</a> <a href="https://t.co/hX4QbGSjwZ">pic.twitter.com/hX4QbGSjwZ</a>—@ParkBoard
But for those looking to lace up outdoors this weekend, all is not yet lost: Como Lake in Coquitlam has been open for skating since Friday.
Trout Lake may be closed for skating in Vancouver but Como Lake in Coquitlam is open and busy. <a href="https://t.co/Jbh45AVKyl">pic.twitter.com/Jbh45AVKyl</a>—@CBCDeborahGoble