NASHVILLE — You may be a veteran of the cold-weather sports scene, but you can’t just sit and wait to get your cold feet on in the city.
You’re going to need to make the most of your time in Nashville.
We’re looking at you, the Nashville Predators.
The Predators are on the short list of sports franchises to host the Ice-A-Rama in 2018, but the club hasn’t yet officially announced their plans for the outdoor ice rink, which is scheduled to open in 2020.
“We’re going with Ice-Am, but we’ll keep a close eye on what happens with that,” Predators General Manager David Poile said Friday.
“We’re excited about the ice rink and we think it’s going to be really cool.”
As we learned last year, Nashville is one of the best cities in the country to host ice hockey.
The Predators have been a frequent ice-hockey destination since the team relocated from the Twin Cities to Nashville in 1990.
The team was named the IceCity of the Year in 1995, and the team won a Stanley Cup in 2016.
The Ice-Anchors opened its doors in 2019, but has been held in limbo since then due to the team’s financial struggles.
The Ice-Olympics, which was held in Helsinki, Finland in 2016, brought a huge boost to the city of 1.3 million.
Ice-Oramics has been a hotbed for hockey-related events since its inception in 2013, with games held in stadiums around the country.
The event was a showcase for the local and international hockey scene.
While the IceA-Tango Ice-Rink in Minneapolis, which has been open for nearly a decade, has hosted several Winter Classic games, the Ice A-Ramp in Nashville is the only one to be held outdoors in the summer.
It’s slated to open its doors Aug. 30, 2020, and tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12-12.
Nashville also hosts the Ice Hockey World Championships every summer.
The annual tournament brings more than 5,000 competitors from around the world to the Predators IcePlex for a one-day tournament in the heart of downtown Nashville.