A Fort Saskatchewan mother is passing on her love of ringette to her daughter.
Courtney Liddle started playing ringette when she was about 5 years old back in the 1990s.
"I played for about 15 years here in Fort Saskatchewan at all sorts of levels," said Liddle. "For such a small town, we have always had a really great ringette program here."
Liddle now has a family of three kids, all of which are involved in sports. Her oldest daughter, Isla, is in dance while her son, Atticus, plays hockey. Liddle's youngest daughter, Maren, decided to take up ringette.
"She asked to play, obviously we introduced it to all of our kids but my youngest really took to it," said Liddle. "She said 'I don't want to do anything else, I just want to play ringette.'"
"She kind of fell into it and I love that she did. It's wonderful for me as a parent, I get to relive it."
Liddle also kind of fell into the coaching role this past year.
"My intention was to assistant coach this year and then we ended up having a U10 team that had no coach at all, so they asked me to come over," said Liddle. "It's been the biggest blessing; I've really loved it."
Dedicating time to all three kids can be a little difficult when you only coach one, but Liddle says she is happy that each of them found their own passions.
"They are all into something different and they all found something they love and that's the most important thing," said Liddle. "My youngest just happened to love the sport I grew up loving."
Though, it hasn't come without some challenges along the way.
"We've had to learn how to share mom a little bit," laughed Liddle.
Liddle's story was shared by the Ringette Alberta Facebook page back in December, highlighting the so-called passing of the torch from one ringette generation to another.
"We have such a good community here and such fun, giving parents who show up for their kids all the time," said Liddle. "It's just amazing to watch them grow."