The NHL and the NHLPA have partnered with the Nashville Predators to provide a low-cost opportunity for kids to try hockey for the first time. Each hockey season, boys and girls (age 4-9) will discover the sport of hockey for the first time through the Little Preds Learn to Play Hockey Program presented by CAT Financial. This program will be offered in rinks throughout Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky.

Little Preds Learn to Play is a multi-week class focused on the fundamentals of ice hockey. Nashville Predators Alumni will be on hand at many of the sessions to coach. Each participant in the program will receive their own head-to-toe set of hockey equipment to keep thanks to the combined efforts of the Nashville Predators and Pure Hockey.

Participants are encouraged, but not required to have completed a Learn to Skate program at a local rink before signing up for Little Preds.

Registrations MUST be completed online - telephone and on-site registrations will NOT be accepted.

Additional Info

Equipment Kit Includes
  • Little Preds jersey
  • Shoulder pads
  • Gloves
  • Elbow pads
  • Helmet and branded helmet stickers
  • Shin guards
  • Ice skates
  • Hockey Socks
  • Hockey Stick
  • Equipment bag
Target Audience

This program is intended for children who have not participated in an organized hockey program before. Children who have previously registered with a local program in their area previously are not eligible to participate in the program.*

Skating lessons are highly recommended before the start of the Little Preds Program. Little Preds participants should be able to skate the width of the ice without falling before they come to the first Little Preds session. For more information on Learn to Skate classes, please check out the programs offered at your local ice rink.

*If the Nashville Predators become aware that a registered child has previous hockey league/program experience, the child will be removed from the Little Preds program and the guardians will be charged the full retail price for the equipment.

Locations & Schedules

Atlanta Ice House - Marietta, GA

No scheduled sessions are available. Please click here to be notified of future sessions in your area.

Huntsville Ice Sports Center - Huntsville, AL

No scheduled sessions are available. Please click here to be notified of future sessions in your area.

Centennial Sportsplex - Nashville, TN

No scheduled sessions are available. Please click here to be notified of future sessions in your area.

Duluth Ice Forum - Atlanta, GA

No scheduled sessions are available. Please click here to be notified of future sessions in your area.

Ford Ice Center - Antioch, TN

No scheduled sessions are available. Please click here to be notified of future sessions in your area.

Ford Ice Center - Bellevue, TN

No scheduled sessions are available. Please click here to be notified of future sessions in your area.

Ford Ice Center - Bellevue, TN - Girls Only

No scheduled sessions are available. Please click here to be notified of future sessions in your area.

Ford Ice Center Clarksville

No scheduled sessions are available. Please click here to be notified of future sessions in your area.

Iceland Sports Complex - Louisville, KY

No scheduled sessions are available. Please click here to be notified of future sessions in your area.

Swonder Ice Arena - Evansville, IN

No scheduled sessions are available. Please click here to be notified of future sessions in your area.