In past I have at times found skateable ice near home so after a few frosts I was up early this morning to check so I could skate with Ella. Found great ice in a sheltered pond I found a few years ago but never skated. Good ice thickness and covered in interesting frost patterns. Great to spend some time just enjoying the natural ice and fab company. Skating with your daughter on natural ice - just the best. If this is my last skate this year I am happy!