Kids On Ice Program Provides Ice Time During The Summer

Friday, 07.20.2012 / 12:12 PM / Community
Nashville Predators

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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