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Skating dog wows crowd during second intermission of Golden Knights game

Lab glided across ice, did jump to delight of fans at T-Mobile Arena

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Vegas Golden Knights helped us all learn that a skating dog is paws-ible.

Vegas invited Benny the Ice Skating Dog, and he wowed the crowd during the second intermission of the Golden Knights game against the Calgary Flames.

Instagram from @vegasgoldenknights: A skating dog? That sounds pretty far-fetched 🐾

Benny sported a tiny pair of skates on his front paws and carried a hockey stick in his mouth as he glided across the rink at T-Mobile Arena.

He even did a little jump and stuck the landing.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: HE DOES JUMPS TOO 😍 #VegasBorn pic.twitter.com/194cEH4RMT 

Benny had been practicing for more than a year in hopes of performing at a Golden Knights home game. He skates with locals at area rinks, raising money for The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas, and has been intermission entertainment at UNLV hockey games, according to NBC Las Vegas.

Instagram from @theanimalfoundation: @vegaskingbenny is getting a pre-Thanksgiving skate in at @cosmopolitan_lv ice rink on November 27th, from 5pm-8pm! ❄️$2 from every rental will be donated to our shelter pets. Slide by for a fun night in benefit of a great pawse! 🐾

"Our daughter … she was 17 months old, and I taught her how to skate," the dog's owner Cheryl DelSangro told NBC Las Vegas in 2018. "So I thought [Benny] has better balance than a toddler. He should be able to do it. That's how it got started."

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