Calgary family skis to school, finding 'joy in the journey'

    November 14, 2017

    'It really just feels like playing on the way,' mother Lisel Copeland says
    CBC News

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    Ten-year-old Lowell Copeland says he likes skiing more than riding in the car.
    (James Young/CBC)

    The promise of cross-country skiing and a few jumps helps one northwest Calgary family get the kids out of bed on winter school mornings.

    The Copeland family lives just a park away from Collingwood Elementary School — and they ski to school.

    "We quite like skiing. We're kind of an exploratory family. We like playing a lot, so it really just feels like playing on the way to school, finding joy in the journey to get there," mother Lisel Copeland told the Calgary Eyeopener.

    "There's no pressure, but to be honest, it's a great way to get the kids up in the morning. I say, 'Hey, do you want to go skiing?' 'Oh yeah!' And then they're pretty interested in hanging out outside."

    Read the full article on CBC Calgary