With Ford Ice Center quietly celebrating its soft opening, members of the media and staff were able to participate in an open hockey session on Friday, August 22nd. We’ve been able to watch the complex come together in the last few months with updates from construction seen here and here. Finally, the ice has been installed and skates were able to hit the ice. Thanks to our friends at Section303.com, we’re here to bring interviews with Ford Ice Center staff and an exclusive look at the Predators media vs Predators staff game.

Make sure you head down to Ford Ice Center for their grand opening celebration coinciding with the Nashville Predators Rookie Tournament beginning September 12.

Notable Nashville media and bloggers on the ice:

Jeremy Gover – Section303.com

Jim Diamond – Rinkside Report

Jonathan Garcia – On The Forecheck

Jim Chandler – 107.5 The River

Seth Lake – Hockey’s Future

Justin Bradford and Stan Laws of Penalty Box Radio

Also, many thanks to the Vanderbilt Hockey coaching staff for providing the media team with some much-needed skill. And a big thank you to all that came out to the event to make it fun. Hopefully next time, the media will be a bit more competitive.