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  • Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Group logo of City of Winnipeg parksCity of Winnipeg parks 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    I headed over to my local park at noon with my skating skis.
    There’s a ~1K continous loop of crust, so I tried it first. Too soft, as I thought it would be. It had frozen very well overnight, but by noon at -3° and sunny, I was a few hours too late.
    So I switched my attention to the good coverage of snow on the storm water retention pond, in particular the perimeter. I wouldn’t drive a car or snowmobile on the pond, but a fairly light human whose weight is distributed over a pair of skis is no problem. 21.1K later, I was very pleased I had walked over to the park with my skis. The very transformed snow on the pond ranged from slightly-firm-crust-like to slushy (especially at 0° when I left). My coarse-structure-with-plus-temp-flouro skating skis were gliding extremely well.