Carter Haroldson talked primarily about football after finishing a basketball game that was played on a converted hockey rink.
What could be better for a sports-loving 11-year-old kid?
“I’m super-excited to have sports back,” Haroldson said Sunday afternoon, when not even a mask could hide his wide smile. “They’re good for the body and good for the mind.”
Those were his initial thoughts after playing three-on-three basketball for the Rockets at Fairchild Park, where basketball hoops are set up inside what is an outdoor skating rink during the winter.
The basketball game completed a Saturday/Sunday sporting smorg that also included two Regina Youth Flag Football games with the Packers.
“He woke up Saturday morning and was beaming,” said Haroldson’s mother, Cyndi Cherney. “When he went to bed that night, he said, ‘Mom, I’m so glad football is back on!’ ”
Especially after 2020, when COVID-19 wreaked havoc with minor sports of all sorts.