Vancouver residents go skating on Trout Lake

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      The Vancouver park board says the ice is now 12 centimetres thick on Trout Lake in John Hendry Park.

      This means the ice is solid enough for local residents to put on the blades.

      The danger signs have been removed, attracting a crowd of skaters last night.

      But all of this comes with a cautionary note: ice patrols are not equipped to supervise everyone.

      The park board says it will keep washrooms open in John Hendry Park.

      This morning at 11 a.m., Vancouver park board chair Michael Wiebe plans to go for a skate with people who work in the media.

      The park board has pointed out that no other public ponds—including Lost Lagoon and those at Jericho, Queen Elizabeth Park, and Vanier Park—are considered safe for skating.