Spring has sprung and the Town of Ponoka is hoping to keep all residents safe while ice melts away.

Ponoka citizens are being asked to be safe around the Battle River as the ice breaks and melts apart and keep children and pets away from the ice as well. It is important to remember that if your pet does fall through the ice it is safer to call for help than to retrieve your pet yourself.

Along with the Battle River, the Town is also asking that people say off of storm water ponds now that storm water is flowing.

Ice skating surfaces are closed for the season

Additionally, outdoor skating surfaces have now also been closed for the season which includes the skating trail at Lions Centennial Park, the Downtown Skating Plaza, and the Outdoor Skating Rink at the Ponoka Arena Complex.

Public skating and shinny hockey on the indoor ice surfaces at the Ponoka Arena Complex will continue until tomorrow, March 17, after which public skating and shinny hockey at the Arena will end for the season.

Ponoka Arena Complex ice surface removed next month

The ice surface at the Ponoka Arena Complex will be removed next month for the Ponoka Trade Show on April 8th and 9th.