UXBRIDGE: Elgin Pond is not yet ready for skaters, but Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger recently told The Standard that monitoring of ice thickness will begin soon.
Councillor Ballinger said that he will begin flagging the pond later this week to coincide with the start of Christmas break for students at local schools.
Elgin Pond has three stages of the flagging process. No flags on the pond mean that the ice thickness is unchecked. Red flags indicate that the ice is unsafe for skating. And, yellow flags mean that skaters can proceed with caution, and the ice on Elgin Pond is at least eight inches thick.