Toddler celebrates 1st birthday by snowboarding
Photo on Facebook has garnered hundreds of likes
A little girl is stealing the show and plenty of hearts at Nova Scotia's Ski Martock.
A photo of one-year-old Nya King celebrating her first birthday last Thursday by spending some time on the slopes is receiving a lot of attention online.
The photo was uploaded to the Ski Martock Facebook account last Thursday and has generated almost 1,000 likes.
"She loved it. She thought it was the greatest thing ever," said Emma Schofield, Nya's mother.
For Nya's birthday, her parents decided to bring her to Ski Martock, which is where Schofield works.
Nya would glide down a gentle slope between Schofield and her father in a learning zone at the facility. When she came to a stop, Nya clapped, says her mother.
With the help of a pair of leotards, fleece jumper and a pair of fuzzy socks, Nya was able to fill out her tiny size 7 snowboard boots.
On Monday, Nya was back on the slopes and showing progress, displaying a knack for turning. However, Nya had to leave early.
"It was nap time and she was letting me know," said Schofield.
Andy MacLean, Martock's operations manager, says children as young as three can start snowboarding. The ski hill has a training program for kids.