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Meet the Tigers: CC hockey team skates in Acacia Park

Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters at the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Groups of five players at a time took shifts skating in the rink, signing posters available at the rink entrance, teaching kids skating skills and picking them up when they fell.

Colorado College goalie Alex Leclerc (1) helps Tanner Evenson, 4, get started on the ice in the rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Colorado College goalie Alex Leclerc (1) helps Tanner Evenson, 4, get started on the ice in the rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Karalea Evenson, 7, chats with Colorado College goalie Alec Calvaruso (30) on the side boards of the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Karalea Evenson, 7, chats with Colorado College goalie Alec Calvaruso (30) on the side boards of the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Bryson Casagrande, 6, chases after Colorado College forward Max St. Pierre (26) in the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Bryson Casagrande, 6, chases after Colorado College forward Max St. Pierre (26) in the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Colorado College defenseman Kristian Blumenschein (3) and defenseman Cole Josefchak (22) sign a poster for a kid at the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Colorado College defenseman Kristian Blumenschein (3) and defenseman Cole Josefchak (22) sign a poster for a kid at the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Colorado College forward Branden Makara (18) signs a poster for Elise Susic, 7, while goalie Alex Leclerc (1) signs one for another kid at the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Colorado College forward Branden Makara (18) signs a poster for Elise Susic, 7, while goalie Alex Leclerc (1) signs one for another kid at the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Colorado College forward Branden Makara (18) helps a kid skate at the rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Colorado College forward Branden Makara (18) helps a kid skate at the rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Players from the Colorado College Hockey Team joined public skaters in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Players from the Colorado College Hockey Team joined public skaters in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Bryson Casagrande, 6, talks to Colorado College forward Branden Makara (18) at the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Casagrande plays hockey in Monument.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Bryson Casagrande, 6, talks to Colorado College forward Branden Makara (18) at the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Casagrande plays hockey in Monument. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Colorado College forward Max St. Pierre (26) talks with kids at the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Colorado College forward Max St. Pierre (26) talks with kids at the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Colorado College forward Max St. Pierre (26) leads Bryson Casagrande, 6, in a game of tag at the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Colorado College forward Max St. Pierre (26) leads Bryson Casagrande, 6, in a game of tag at the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Colorado College forward Max St. Pierre (26) picks up Tanner Evanson, 4, to skate around the rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Colorado College forward Max St. Pierre (26) picks up Tanner Evanson, 4, to skate around the rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Bryson Casagrande, 6, chases after Colorado College forward Max St. Pierre (26) in the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Bryson Casagrande, 6, chases after Colorado College forward Max St. Pierre (26) in the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Colorado College defenseman Kristian Blumenschein (3) wears Tanner Evenson's mask as Evanson, 4, Karalea Evanson, 7, and Korena Evanson laugh in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Colorado College defenseman Kristian Blumenschein (3) wears Tanner Evenson's mask as Evanson, 4, Karalea Evanson, 7, and Korena Evanson laugh in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Colorado College goalie Alec Calvaruso (30) chats with Tanner Evenson, 4, on the ice in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Colorado College goalie Alec Calvaruso (30) chats with Tanner Evenson, 4, on the ice in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Colorado College goalie Alec Calvaruso (30) takes a break along the side of the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Colorado College goalie Alec Calvaruso (30) takes a break along the side of the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Colorado College defenseman Cole Josefchak (22) high-fives Tristan Ritchie, 8, who is wearing a jersey with the same number at the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Colorado College defenseman Cole Josefchak (22) high-fives Tristan Ritchie, 8, who is wearing a jersey with the same number at the ice rink in Acacia Park on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Colorado College players joined the public for several hours to give out autographs and tips for young skaters. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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