Went up to Poolburn early this morning to meet Dave and hope for a skate after a heavy frost. Surprisingly no snow around after the storms in the last week and the road is in good condition. Hard frost which was great to start bringing the ice in. Much of the lake was covered in a varying thickness of ice and had a borderline skate in the little bay. After a chat with a visiting photographer we moved to the end of the main bay and found a nice chunk of ice that was safer. Great to have the first free skate of the season. Frosts a forecast for the next 2 days so hopefully the ice will improve.