Warmer weather has weakened ice surfaces on local bodies of water.
 
In some spots, the ice is unsafe for people to drive or walk on.
 
"If you're going out by yourself, tell your spouse, partner or family member what you're going to be up to that day and they can periodically check up with you every hour or so just to make sure you're okay," said Shawn McKerry, Fort Saskatchewan Fire Chief.
 
Ice should be a minimum of 10 cm thick to walk on, but other factors such as temperature, water current, springs and snow cover can affect ice stability.
 
"Try to take a partner with you because then, if one of you do happen to fall through the ice, the other can immediately call for help," added McKerry.
 
Other major factors in ice condition include fluctuations in water levels and logs, rocks and docks absorbing extra heat from the sun.
The City of Fort Saskatchewan recommends everyone stay off of storm water ponds.
 
Some of the more popular frozen recreation spots include the North Saskatchewan River and Elk Island National Park.

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