A few weekends ago, while I was battling a terrible cough and cold, I received a text message from my brother asking if I wanted to go skating. I thought he was referring to the public skating at West Side Arena in Port Colborne, but boy did he have a surprise for me...
His backyard had flooded with water, froze, and created a solid sheet of ice! Ok some sections were a little iffy and had water breaking through, but other than that it provided a great skate!
I haven't been skating in roughly 6 years. Combine that with my inability to skate well and I had a bit of a rocky start on my skates. However, with time I was able to skate freely across the ice.
Tyler even tried to teach me how to lift a hockey puck in the air while you're shooting it. The only problem being that I was using the wrong stick so it proved a little bit more challenging.
Even though I could barely speak and I was coughing every ten seconds, I still had the time of my life.