Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-09-15 02:31:07 –
Henderson (KTNV) — Dozens of children had a great opportunity to learn how to skate and play hockey.
The partnership between the Las Vegas Golden Knights and the local police station has helped many children tie up and ride on ice. A lot for the first time.
The Golden Knights are in their fifth season, during which time hockey games in the desert have become more popular.
“I don’t think it would be a place like it is today without the support and market entry of the Golden Knights,” said Harrison Ruth, youth hockey manager.
More than 30 kids from Yanaka appeared to learn how to play hockey … and they received some all-star instruction.
“It’s growing tremendously well and we want to keep the game growing here in Las Vegas,” said Deryk Engelland of the now retired Golden Knights.
Everyone from 3 to 16 years old was here, eager to throw gear and hit the ice.
“I can’t wait for ice skating!” Said Avery, a girl looking forward to the unfamiliar sight of ice in the valley.
“That’s amazing,” said her mother, Ren Macbeth. “I can’t say to their smiles.”
Harrison Ruth originally started these events in the church parking lot. And a few years later, he was able to move to ice. Not about hockey. It’s about creating a more positive space for everyone in our community.
“If that’s important to me and hockey is the way to do it, it’s all a bonus,” Ruth said.
On Saturday, September 18th, at Henderson’s Lifeguard Arena, he will be in the opposite age group on “Grandparents’ Day” from 9pm to 12pm. About 500 people are expected to participate in the event.