Ice Skating in Denmark
Growing up in Denmark, one of the sports that you are introduced to is ice skating. As a young boy, when I was first introduced to skating at a tender age of 8, I knew this was my thing. During school holidays we used to skate almost all the days at free-entry skating rinks and it was a lovely experience.
I’m Kasper Lucas aged 20 years and studying in USA. Since my early days when I learnt skating, I’ve taken part in several competitions and tournaments and most of my times I emerged victorious. I learnt several tricks and maneuvers such that whenever I went skating with my friends, they always marveled at my expertise.
Last year, a friend who I study with back in USA was coming over with his family for a holiday in Denmark and I knew that we would have some good time together.
The day that they arrived at the airport, I was there waiting to meet them. Although I had never met his family before, his parents and two sisters were so lovely during the first 30 minutes of meeting and this was an indication that we would be having the best of times.
I helped them get settled at the hotel where they had booked their stay and left with a promise to check on them the next morning.
I went home and the following morning, I was there to see them off as they went adventuring in the cool atmosphere of Copenhagen. I didn’t see them again because they told me that they wanted to sight see a bit before allowing my fried Nick and his sisters to go skating on the third day. I also had some work to do; therefore I couldn’t accompany them in their adventures.
Now on the third day, as promised I was there in the morning and off we set to Frederiksberg Runddel.
Ice rink where we had planned to have our share of fun. This is a free skating rink which is open to many skaters during the winter. I’d been there before and I really loved the place. Nick had little experience on ice skating unlike his sisters who had none. Therefore I knew that I was tasked to help them skate.
Since they had no skating gear, we rented some and off we went to skate. The best part of the morning was spent as I trained the girls some basic skating skills and by the time we went for lunch, they had improved on their confidence; they also could skate for several meters on their own.
After lunch, we were back for more skating, before and as soon as we reached there, we rented the skates again and off we went. One of the girls who had quickly learnt some moves began skating faster and confidently. This made Nick happy, and so was I.
We also got engrossed in skating while helping the other little girl that we almost forgot about her older sister. All over a sudden we were startled by a loud scream and on looking at the direction where the sound was emanating, we saw that Nick’s sister had tripped on an ice block and fallen down. She was on the ground screaming indicating that she had been hurt.
We all rushed to her. Nick was the first one to arrive as I went calling out for emergency response. They arrived shortly after I joined Nick and was taken to the hospital. She had fractured her ankle. I felt so worried and ashamed that I had broken my promise to look after them and I knew that I couldn’t face Nick parents.
Anyway, we went to the hospital to meet that they had already arrived. I expected them to be disappointed in me, but they were not. They were glad that it was a mere fracture. Anyway, I still felt ashamed.