News This year’s ice-free date for Lake Nipissing is the fourth-latest in recorded history SHARE ON: Stu Campaigne, staff Thursday, May. 17th, 2018 The ice was officially off Lake Nipissing May 14. Photo by Stu Campaigne, Moose FM The record stands for another year. When Lake Nipissing still had a considerable amount of ice as the calendar turned to May, there seemed to be a chance that at least some of the ice would remain until the Victoria Day weekend. According to Helicopters Canada, Lake Nipissing has been ice-free since Monday, May 14th. The record for the latest ice-off is May 19th, in 1926. This year is tied for the fourth-latest ice-off in recorded history. Only in 1923, ’26 and ’72 did the ice melt later. The average range, containing 68 per cent of all recorded ice-off dates lies between April 19th and May 7th. For the full list of historical ice-off dates, click here.