Kindness of strangers appreciated during mishap at rink
Enjoying the spring-like conditions on Feb. 3, my two young boys ages three and seven were skating on the outdoor rink at the Plainsman arena. A beginner on hockey skates too, this “super mom” was determined to get the boys out and active while their daddy played his own hockey game in south Calgary.
Other young families were moving about the ice, as quiet smiles were passed amongst the adults, while the kids practiced their skills.
Then, without warning, I lost my balance and fell completely on my left wrist. The wave of pain, shock and then worry swept over my face as I was alone with two small boys.
As I stood I knew my wrist was broken. It was then that one of the young families came over.
Without hesitation, they helped to take off all of our skates, placed my boys in car seats and Brandy drove me to the Airdrie Urgent care as her husband followed with their two boys in tow. Brandy offered to stay with the boys as my husband was en route, but I said “no, thank you” as I didn’t want to take any more of their time.
With a cast on my wrist it will definitely be a while before I partake in any ice-skating activities- but I couldn’t wait to acknowledge Brandy and her husband for their action, kindness and for demonstrating how amazing the people of Airdrie really are!