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Golden Knights practice aerial acrobatics with Cirque du Soleil

Team gets to know tricks of trade from long-running show

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Miller trains off the ice

Miller trains with Cirque du Soleil

Colin Miller of the Vegas Golden Knights takes his training off the ice with Cirque du Soleil, learning one of their high flying techniques

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The Vegas Golden Knights celebrated Valentine's Day with a flying Flower.

And goalie Marc-Andre Fleury wasn't the only player soaring through the air as the team spent their recovery day on Wednesday with the world-famous Cirque du Soleil, which has a running show in Las Vegas.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: Monkeying around with @Cirque�� #KA pic.twitter.com/nFfKtY1PPU

Images shared by the team show various players learning the ropes [or sheets, if you prefer] from those involved with the show. 

"Who would've thought I'd be flying in the air while holding a couple of sheets? It's pretty neat," said defenseman Deryk Engelland.

Because why not change up the routine once in a while?

"It's fun to change up the routine. When you're doing the same thing, it gets boring sometimes. It's fun to switch it up and come to a place like this." said forward Jonathan Marchessault. "When you're an athlete, it's good to try other stuff. It's definitely a fun day."

And they weren't just flying around. The players tried juggling and some other acrobatic moves that are part of the real show.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: Learning lots of new tricks at #KA today ���� pic.twitter.com/Edsg1yrY9w

"You see other professionals in their line of work. To step inside their world for a bit is awesome. It's a lot of fun to see the professionals do it," defenseman Nate Schmidt said.

As happy as the Golden Knights were to be there, the show tweeted they were just as glad to see their fellow Veags inhabitants.

Tweet from @Cirque: Teamwork makes the dream work! Yesterday, we taught @GoldenKnights a thing or two about collaboration, focus and acrobatics during their recovery day at #KA! See how they did on our Instagram Story (IG: cirquedusoleil) #BoldinGold #VegasGoesGold #VegasBorn pic.twitter.com/srE6PRAhjG

So if the Golden Knights start breaking out the acrobatics on the ice, we will all know where it came from.

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