The cold temperatures may be causing water to freeze, but that doesn't mean the surface is safe to walk on.
The strength of the ice depends largely on the temperature, wind, sun and how thick the ice is. With temperatures still fluctuating between below and above the freezing point, the ice is very unstable at this time of year.
Strathcona County is keeping signs posted over their ponds to remind residents to stay safe and keep off the ice.
Outdoor rinks and outdoor skating pathways in Strathcona County are set to open mid-December and will stay open when temperatures are below +5 C and above -20 C.