Ice Rescue Training Day

Orillia - February 21, 2003
Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs

Be prepared to go through the ice - Pack the right gear

This would include:



If you do break through the ice don't panic

  1. Be prepared for the "gasp" reflex . . .
  2. Kick vigorously into a horizontal position and swim to the nearest ice edge.
  3. Place hands and arms on unbroken ice while kicking hard to propel your body onto the ice, like a seal.
  4. Once clear, stay flat and roll away to stronger ice.
  5. Stand, keep moving and find shelter fast.