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Kids On Ice Program Provides Ice Time During The Summer

Friday, 07.20.2012 / 11:12 AM CT / Community
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Kids On Ice Program Provides Ice Time During The Summer

By: Tara Bilby, Nashville Predators Community Relations

Throughout the summer the Predators Foundation has provided ice time and skate rental at Centennial Sportsplex for underprivileged youth in the community through their annual Kids On Ice program. The program wrapped up this past Friday. There were a total of 210 participants and nine organizations. Some participated for the first time while others, like Preston Taylor Ministries, were veterans of the program.

Kids On Ice is a great way for the Community Relations department to participate in activities that are hands on. Throughout the season, the department works hard providing grants for selected non-profit organizations; the summer gives them the opportunity to meet the children in these organizations and give them a safe and fun place to play and interact.

“Several of the children that come throughout the summer have never been ice skating before so it allows them the chance to try something out they have never been exposed to.” Kristen Finch, Community Relations Coordinator said. “They usually end up having a great time and skating better than some of us on staff by the end of the day.”

Some of these children were from, Preston Taylor Ministries, an organization that has participated in the program for the past six years. Executive Director, Chan Sheppard, said that the children were mesmerized by the ice and the joy of skating. “They bragged about how many times they fell and how much fun they had,” he said. “We gave awards at the end of the day and it was exciting to hear them so enthusiastic about being the most improved or the most likely to run into another person. It was a wonderful way for us to end our summer program.”

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 51 25 19 7 113 121 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 53 10 27 -2 37
S. Weber 53 14 21 -4 35
F. Forsberg 53 15 18 -6 33
M. Ribeiro 53 6 27 3 33
J. Neal 53 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 53 6 16 3 22
R. Ellis 52 6 15 2 21
C. Smith 53 11 6 -1 17
C. Jarnkrok 52 9 7 0 16
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 17 7 .904 2.50
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36