|Jackson, ready to learn hockey|
|Jackson without his hockey gear.|
When I heard that Jackson wanted to play hockey, I thought it would be short lived. He was only four and did not know how to skate. His father was active in tennis, swimming and baseball in high school and his mother was in marching band...none considered contact sports. But they decided to let Jackson try. First was to learn to ice skate. I am going to use pictures to show his progress. Isn't he a cute little guy? He was one of the smallest skaters on the ice. I was also impressed at how older boys...maybe middle school age or early high school age...were there to help the younger ones.
|During Jackson's first couple of lessons he had a few|
falls where these older boys would encourage him to continue.
|Sometimes it took more than one buddy to encourage him.|
|Abby (before she got a new helmet), and Jackson|