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Registration for G.O.A.L! Sessions in September and October Now Open

Free 'Try Hockey' program brings the sport to Middle Tennessee

Friday, 08.29.2014 / 3:31 PM / News
By Press Release  - Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (August 29, 2014) – Registration is NOW OPEN for two upcoming sessions of the Ford Ice Center Get Out And Learn! (G.O.A.L!) program presented by Erie Insurance. Ford Ice Center and the Nashville Predators will offer a session at the new Ford Ice Center in Antioch as well as at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. Space is limited and registration can only be accessed through

G.O.A.L!, a try-Hockey-for-free clinic for kids ages 5-8 with no prior hockey experience, has seen more than 3,200 families graduate from the program since its start in October 2006. In addition to introducing kids to the sport of hockey, kids learn teamwork, sportsmanship and self-confidence through athletic participation. The GOAL! program and full hockey equipment rental, including skate rental, is free of charge.

G.O.A.L! AT FORD ICE CENTER (5264 Hickory Hollow Pkwy, Antioch, TN 37013)

Date: Mondays, October 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 5-6 p.m.

G.O.A.L! AT CENTENNIAL SPORTSPLEX (222 25th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37203)

Date: Fridays, September 19 and 26, October 3

Time: 5:55-6:45 p.m.


The Nashville Predators are dedicated to enhancing awareness and creating opportunities for youth hockey in Middle Tennessee and recently opened Ford Ice Center, the Nashville area’s third ice facility, in Antioch, Tennessee. Through partnerships with local rinks and youth hockey associations, the Preds assist with fundraising, hockey education and additional ice time to promote growth of the sport at the grassroots level. Additionally, the Predators regularly provide clinics for coaches and players, ice time at Bridgestone Arena, funding for uniforms and learn-to-play programs.

For more information on the Preds youth hockey initiatives, visit Ford Ice Center’s grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held on Friday, Sept. 12 in conjunction with the Nashville Predators Rookie Camp Tournament which begins Sept. 13. To learn more about Ford Ice Center and its new hockey and skating programs, visit 

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