The weather in Vernon was cold enough to cover Okanagan Lake with a thick sheet of ice, but it wasn’t cold enough to keep residents indoors.
On Wednesday a number of people could be seen skating and playing ice hockey on shovelled-off sections of the lake, with the cold making the ice thick enough to skate on.
According to the Canadian Red Cross, ice should be a minimum of 15 cm thick for walking or skating alone, 20 cm for skating parties or games and 25 cm for snowmobiles.
Temperatures dropped to -16 C Wednesday evening with a high likelihood of snow, according to Environment Canada.
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
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