Courtesy U.S. Figure Skating
Skate in the Park Special Events, Team USA figure skaters: Jan. 3, 4-6 p.m.; CC Tigers hockey team: Jan. 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., free, downtowncs.com/skate.
hile the holidays may be over, winter has only just begun, and the Downtown Partnership
has ensured that its annual Skate in the Park
programming meets the needs of all winter sports lovers. For starters, they’re bringing back Team USA figure skaters on Jan. 3 for another round of competition-level talent at the small Acacia Park rink. They’ll hit the ice to perform some of their favorite tricks and skate with their fans. Meet the same athletes you’ve seen taking home medals at international competitions, get their autographs and pick up some Team USA swag while you’re at it. Should you be less inclined toward daring jumps and elegant spins and more apt to enjoy the hard-hitting intensity of hockey, never fear. Stars from the Colorado College Tigers hockey team will be there on Jan. 5. Kids can skate with their heroes, and fans of all ages can connect with the incredibly talented athletes we have right here in the Pikes Peak region.