There’ve got to be 50-100 ice boats flashing across Lake Monona today. One of my co-workers tells me that the boaters operate something like big wave surfers. When conditions are right, the word goes out and everybody flocks to the “perfect” lake. Apparently this lake had a partial thaw which took off the snow, and then a re-freeze to make a smoother surface.
Rumor has it they may move over to Lake Mendota tomorrow, which is much larger.