Snow ice seems to have survived well. Had a good skate on Coalpit - hard bumpy snow ice but ok with the hockey skates. Some super smooth ice around the edge. Had a wee skate on Hoffmans as well but the edges were going off in the sun.
Checked out Poolburn (after a mucky ride up) and wow much of the lake covered with hard and fast snow ice. Most of it had a 'ripple' effect from the wind. Wind effects were evident. But good skating with some big smooth patches. Refrozen open areas were too thin but did skate on a bit of crazy pave ice. Able to skate out to the main island ok. Edges everywhere were refrozen and thin
|Some super smooth at the edge|
|Wind effects on Poolburn|
|Some smooth patches|
Hoffmans: Snow ice. Hard and bumpy. Watch the edges. Softens in the sun. Skate early. Have a safety plan.
Poolburn: For the keen. Hard wind effected hard snow ice with some smooth areas. Watch the ice as the snow ice hides hazards. New ice is thin. Check the ice first and have a safety plan. Track gnarly.