COQUITLAM, BC, Jan. 6, 2017 – Strap on your skates and helmets and grab a hockey stick because parts of Como Lake at 680 Gatensbury Street are now open for skating.
The ice in the middle of Como Lake is measuring a solid 12 centimetres thick and is safe for the public in marked areas.
However, due to open water along some of the lake edge, visitors are advised to follow the marked safe routes into the middle of the lake where the ice is the thickest.
There will be no supervision on site but City staff are monitoring the situation as the weather changes and will post signs in the park when thawing makes it no longer safe to use. Ice fishing remains prohibited on Como Lake due to safety concerns. Please stay off all the other lakes in Coquitlam parks which have not been determined to be safe for any use including skating or ice fishing.
For more information on outdoor skating and other winter safety tips, visit www.coquitlam.ca/winterwise.