An arena worker at a recreation center in Strathcona County got a very Canadian surprise visitor while doing ice maintenance last week.
A spokesman for the county said the worker was making sure the ice at the Ardrossan Recreation Complex, east of Edmonton, was in good condition.
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“Our zamboni room was a little warm and he opened the bay door to cool off,” Sherri-Dawn Annett said.
“While he was working on the ice, he noticed a noise behind him and a brand new visitor joined him: a young goat.”
Annett said the little guy was not prepared for how slippery the ice was and sat down for a while.
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“After a short visit, he was able to find his feet and get off the ice, and quickly raced off into the woods,” she said.
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The staff member made sure not to spook the deer and even helped lead him out of the recreation center.
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