Columbiaâ??s Stephens Lake Park opened today for ice skating.
The minimum requirement of ice for skating is at least 4 inches thick.
Our TV crew checked the lake several times today for skaters without any luck.
They did find Columbiaâ??s Smith family enjoying the lakeâ??s huge sledding hill.
Columbia Parks and Recreation officials said ice skating is allowed on a day to day basis.
They post signs near the lake when itâ??s safe to get on the ice.