The Brookline Icebreakers try not to live up to that name.
During one sunny Saturday at Lake Potanipo in Brookline, New Hampshire, club president Jon Lavoie pointed to the ice fishermen in the middle of the lake. For a snowmobiler, they are the best barometer of ice safety.
"All these bobhouses out here do ice fishing – when they’re not having an adult beverage, they’re ice fishing – and they drill holes in the ice," explained Lavoie, "You go knock on a door, and they’ll be like, hey, it’s a foot deep today. They’ll let you know."