What ice thickness is required to skate on a lake if you weigh 100 kg?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The required minimum thickness of 'clear' ice (unlike 'white ice', which has many trapped bubbles) for one person on skates is 2 inches, provided there isn't any water flowing underneath the ice.
The material properties (ice in this case) may depend on its origin and history, so its always better to test its sturdiness first. Also, this answer is for a moving load (person on skates)...for a stationary load, the thickness of ice required would be greater.
Thus, while its important to know what the thickness of ice required is, its also important to know what kind of ice, load and other factors (eg. does a warm water current merge with this stream locally thinning the ice nearby?) are involved, so that the first piece of info can be used reliably.
- Anonymous4 years ago
the place i stay there's a flag gadget, crimson for risk and yellow for skate with warning. because of the fact it is not too deep, i'd in all risk go through in basic terms seeing the quantity of folk on the ice. if others are already skating on it, it particularly is going to be ok; in basic terms beware for factors which you would be able to needless to say tell it particularly is melting, cracks, can see the water below, slushy. additionally if the section is generally snow lined, the snow would be cleared through a zamboni, if the ice can carry a zamboni it could carry you. ;) have relaxing!