How Thick Does Ice Have to Be to Skate on?

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Usually ice has to be at least two inches thick to skate on but this does not mean it is completely safe. There are many other factors such as water movement below the ice and weight distribution that also contribute to whether or not ice will break when a person skates on it. It is best to have an official that knows the area, body of water, and ice make the determination of whether it is safe to skate on.
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