Experts are warning those winter sports enthusiasts to stay off unsafe ice.
Jerry Skrypzak from the Sons of Lake Erie says the conditions this year were the best they've been in at least 20 years.
Skrypzak says its never completely safe to go out onto the ice but now it gets even riskier.
As ships leave Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair they break open water and open spots appear.
That and fluctuating temperatures create dangerous conditions.
Skrypzak says this winter has been ideal for ice fishing but says it's best to get out the summer fishing gear and wait for warmer temperatures.
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