As Bob Frye from the Cross Country Ski Headquarters recently posted, lake skiing can be great this time of the year:
"Where can you find 10,000 acres of great Spring Skiing? Try Higgins Lake, with the small amount of fresh snow on the ice the X-C Skiing is very good, it is really good along the shore!"
Now we know that you would NEVER go out on iffy ice, but just in case you make a mistake, here's a great video on what do if you fall through the ice. Lexanne Creitz found this Discover Channel Canada video - It may take a while to load (be patient!), but it is well worth the wait and your time to view the clip if you go on ice for work or recreation reasons.