News Ice not ready for snowmobiles SHARE ON: Ken Nichol, contributor, Friday, Dec. 20th, 2013 Police are warning you to be careful near any surfaces that may appear frozen. Although temps have been very cold, snowfall over the past week has created a situation that makes it look like there’s a thick layer of ice when it’s not the case. Stay away from any ice related activities until you see ice hut operators putting their huts out. Haliburton Constable Paul Potter says the ice isn’t ready for snowmobiles. Police also say the snow that’s fallen hasn’t allowed for proper snowmobile trail grooming as there is still very little base.