LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - With the Vegas Golden Knights still in San Jose ahead of Game 4 Wednesday night, the kids are taking over City National Arena.
Through the Vegas Golden Knights Skating Academy, the "Learn to Skate" program is held three days a week in the morning and evening, allowing families to bring their children in to take their first steps on the ice in skates. Instructors are on hand to teach kids how to skate.
"When we opened the rink back in the beginning of September 2017, we started with 92 kids in the program," says Chad Goodwin, the skating director at City National Arena. "Now almost 7 months later we're almost at 1,000."
This coincides with the success the Golden Knights have had in its inaugural season. The deeper the team goes in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the more families show up.