Sunday, February 19, 2012
Yesterday the Boss tried out Hockey! He and one of his best buddies had a blast. They talked about it nervously for a week before hand because neither one can regular skate much less ice skate. When we got there they got their gear and headed to the dressing room. 25 minutes later out they came in full gear holding on to the wall for dear life. Neither one could walk in the skates at first. By the time it was their turn on the ice both had figured out standing and rudimentary walking but not well. I wish I had my camera but I had forgotten it and my phone had died so I was at the mercy of buddy's parents who had their camera which only lasted for a bit before it ran out of batteries so below is all you get. When they stepped out onto the ice both boys promptly ended up on their rear ends on the ice....and again...and again. I must say that the coaches and helpers for this event were amazing. By the end of the hour both boys could stay up by themselves and skate. They got to shoot the puck around. The Boss skated across the rink by himself before the time was up. I was one proud mom. They really made a lot of progress in that time. Both of them were asking if they could skate every Saturday. It was a real hit. They got to keep their jerseys and even got a ticket to watch an upcoming Aeros game. I need to write a note to the sponsor and to the rink because this was an awesome event and so well organized. Now I just have to find a way to get him some practice skating.