One last skate for this season - and you know it is the end if you have to use a plank to get on the ice after a thaw. Had a look at Idaburn and Poolburn Dams and skated in both places. Idaburn had skate-able ice over half of the main area. A plank was needed to get on as the edges had melted. Good skate on hard ice but care was need to stay in the safe area. Poolburn had several large areas of ice but was melted at the edges. I had to hunt for a place to get on with a plank and had a good skate in one area but again had to watch that I kept on safe ice. As I left the ice was creaking and beginning to melt fast. Good to get one last skate in.