One of our Prince William Ice Center family members passed away
Prince William Ice Center Staff and Families:
It is with great regret that I must share that Connie Weiser, a long time Coach here at the Prince William Ice Center, has passed away. Roughly a month ago Connie suffered a brain aneurysm. After fighting through multiple complications and remaining in a coma for the majority of that time, she passed with her family by her side yesterday evening.
It my twenty-four years at this facility I have met some amazing people. What I will remember most about Connie is her smile; it’s hard to forget because that’s all she ever showed you. I pride myself on trying to be positive in any situation and Connie was always someone that would lead the way in that respect. People would gravitate to her love for teaching and her positive attitude. Over the last year or so I got to watch Connie teach on a weekly basis quite often as my own daughter was in her classes. As a coach myself I know that you can’t fake enthusiasm to kids; they see right through it. Ever second she was on the ice with kids and adults alike she was excited to pass on one of her passions to others. I know it will be heart-breaking to see the looks on our children’s faces when we break the news of Miss Connie’s passing to them. But I will also make sure my daughter knows how lucky she was to have had that time with such an amazing person.
Most importantly I want to give my condolences to Connie’s family. As many of you know her daughter Mary is also a team member at our facility. To say that we have lost a part of our rink family is beyond an understatement. Connie will always be in our hearts and fondest memories. However we are also exploring how to best memorialize her at the Prince William Ice Center. I will share how you can contribute to that effort as well as disclose funeral information as soon as I have it. Rest in Peace Connie.