Residents are reminded to stay off the ice and away from all bodies of water, including Wascana Lake and creek, storm channels, detention ponds and recreational lakes in residential areas. Although ice may look frozen, all bodies of water can be extremely dangerous and unsafe for recreational use. Instead, residents are invited to try one of our 60 outdoor ice rinks. Check for a location near you. Skating on rinks created by residents on lakes, creeks, storm channels is not recommended and users do so at their own risk.
You can also check with Wascana Centre Authority about safe recreational surfaces they maintain.
Parents are strongly encouraged to talk to their children about the dangers of thin ice and to keep them away from lakes, ditches and creeks. Anyone walking their dog is asked to keep their pet on a leash.
If you see anyone playing on the ice or near dangerous water call the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500. In case of an emergency call 9-1-1.
Know the dangers of thin ice. Watch a demonstration of Regina Fire & Protective Services employees at work in a water and ice rescue.