ICSP pins - dual use for general I/O?

Just a quick question as to the viability of using the assigned ICSP 3 pins as general IO. Seems to me when not in serial programming mode, the pins can be freed up as inputs and outputs but there may be a snafu I am missing....thoughts?

Thanks much

they already are connected to io pins 11,12, and 13

I was aware of that...I am using a standalone Atmega...just making sure there isn't some reason against coincident use of those pins also used for ICSP...

cornwallav8r: standalone Atmega

Just make sure you have some method of programming it.