A toddler in Canada is making history by being the first to ride an ice-skating rink at a time when most babies are being left to fend for themselves in cribs.
Nathaniel, a three-month-old boy, was born at the end of June with an ice rink at his feet and a hockey stick on his chest.
He is the first baby to skate in an ice hockey rink, a new trend in Canada that has been around for some time.
He is being followed closely by other parents who are trying to find out how to get their kids on the ice.
“My baby has been playing with a hockey puck in his crib for weeks and now I have to do the same with him,” said Nathan’s mother, Michelle.
A little over a week after his birth, Nathan has been riding his new toy to the rink in a bid to learn the basics of ice skating.
Nathan, pictured, is the only child in his family to skate on an ice rink in Canada.
(CBC)”He’s really excited.
I can’t wait to go back to sleep and wake up,” Michelle said.
After Nathan has gone back to bed and wakes up every morning, he is given a small ice rink and a small puck that can be used to skate around the rink.
As a toddler, he likes to skate along the bottom and play in the middle of the ice, which is where his favorite activity is.
“I love the bottom, I love the middle,” he said.
“And then the top is where he can play the other way around the ice.”
The rink in his backyard, where he lives with his parents and two siblings, is now being used as a place to play for fun and learn skills that he can use later on.
Michelle said her family decided to get on the rink after finding out about it.
It’s been an amazing experience for us, she said.
We really wanted to find a way to keep Nathan safe, she added.
The rink is now used to entertain children, including some who don’t know the rules of hockey, she explained.
And Michelle said she has found Nathan is learning how to skate well and quickly.
“The whole family is really excited about his development,” she said, laughing.
“It’s exciting to know he’s got the skills to play at a young age.”
The skating rink in Nathan’s backyard.
(Michelle)The trend has been popping up across Canada, but it’s not limited to the US.
In March, Canada became the first country in the world to allow families to skate for free at a baby’s crib.
Ice skating has also been popular in Finland and Norway, which allow families who don.a crib to use it for their children to play on the rinks.
In the US, where the trend has grown more popular, parents are taking it up a notch.
The trend is spreading as families in Canada are finding they have no choice but to get out and play.
Michelle and her husband, Jeff, are still looking for a crib to take their two boys, who are four and six years old.
“We can’t afford a crib,” said Michelle.
“But the only way we can afford a place for them to play is to get a rink.”