Have a spare $1,000? That's the fine you're looking at if you decide to break this winter rule in any of the Boise Parks!

Mateo CONSTANTLY makes fun of me for having my pair of ice skates in my trunk, but I love ice skating!  I almost never get to go because my boyfriend is self admittedly awful at it.  (No joke, we paid for a session in McCall during Winter Carnival last year.  He made it around the rink once before giving up and just watching me skate for the next hour.) But alas, I'm going to have to refrain from tossing them on and trying to skate on Quinn's Pond.

According to KTVB, Boise Parks and Recreation has announced that any ponds found inside a city party are closed for walking or skating on, no matter how frozen they look.  The ice may not be safe or stable enough to hold the weight of a person or an animal. In fact, there's already been five times this winter where dogs cracked through the ice.  Two of those pets didn't survive.

The closures are in affect until further notice.  If you decide to break that rule you could be cited with a misdemeanor resulting in up to $1,000 in fines and/or 180 days behind bars.

If you REALLY need to get your skate on, consider an alternative location like The Village at Meridian! Their outdoor rink is open until January 31st.