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.