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Ice safety

  • Check ice conditions with a local bait shop or call us at 612-596-9880.
  • Never consider ice completely safe. Never go onto ice alone. Carry a set of ice rescue claws.
  • Let someone know where you’ll be and when you plan to go home.
  • Only walk on ice that is at least 4 inches thick.
  • For skating, physically check the ice with a chisel or drill. Ice changes even within a few feet.
  • If you break through the ice, don’t panic. Turn around and get out the same direction you came from. Call 911 and seek warm dry shelter.
  • Avoid any place where water is moving under the ice.
  • Follow the same rules for life jackets as on open water.
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