Girl suffers fatal injuries after skiing into a tree

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 5, 2010 11:21 am


Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to the family of 11-year-old Ottawa Valley girl, Nicole Wren.

Nicole, a sixth grader at The Stewart School in Perth, was on a school ski trip to Calabogie Peaks Resort when she lost control on a run and hit a tree. She was wearing a helmet. Her injuries were critical when she was airlifted to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. It was there that she succumbed to her injuries.

The school is small, only 428 students from junior kindergarten to 8th grade. Classes are continuing as usual, but there is a grief counselor on hand. There is a Facebook group in her honor where more than 300 people have already joined.

“I Miss This Girl, she never got the chance to grow up and be what she wanted to be; 11 is too young and she Is Such a Smart, Pretty, Fun, Young, and special to my heart,” wrote Maia Williams.

“We all love Nicole Wren and Will Miss her always.”

“I watched this little girl grow up, and I can’t believe that a simple ski accident could take such a beautiful girl’s life. You are amazing Nicole, and are missed so much! My thoughts and prayers go out to the Wren family!” added Amy Patterson.

Let this be a reminder to all of us of the fragility of life. Please be careful when skiing the slopes. Wear a helmet and don’t do anything that could put you out of control.