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Ford Ice Center Quickly Moving Towards Completion

by Alexis Tahara / Nashville Predators

Visit the Ford Ice Center, located at the Global Mall at the Crossings in Antioch, Tenn., and you’ll see that the landscape is regularly changing. The roof over the north rink has recently been completed and the south rink roof will be done by the last week in April. As the Ford Ice Center prepares to open its doors in August, take a look at some of the numbers below to learn more about Middle Tennessee’s newest ice rink.

3,000 – Families that have graduated from the Get Out and Learn (G.O.A.L) Program presented by Erie Insurance since its inception in October 2006. Ford Ice Center will be home to an expansion of G.O.A.L., offering try-hockey-for-free clinics for ages eight to adult.

1,320 – Feet of walking trail available at the park next to the rink.

1,000 – Estimated pairs of skates in the first purchase order for use at the Ford Ice Center.

$895 – Cost per team to participate in the USA Hockey 2014 Nashville Adult Hockey Classic, Sept. 26-28. The tournament will be one of the first held at the new rink.

601 – Parking spaces available to those parking at the rink.

500 – First order of pucks by the Ford Ice Center.

358 – Number of people who follow @FordIceCenter on Twitter, your source for all the latest on construction updates and programming news.

30 – Percent growth in hockey program participation seen by Ford Ice Center Hockey Director Craig McDonald during his time at the Evansville (Ind.) Youth Hockey Association.

25Ford Dealerships in Middle Tennessee.

22 – TVs that will be found at the new rink.

18 – Teams that participate in the Greater Nashville Area Scholastic Hockey. The Ford Ice Center will play host to many GNASH games during their season.

8 – Locker rooms available.

4 – Party rooms that will be open to host gatherings to celebrate anything from birthdays to graduations and anything in between.

3 – Months remaining until the Ford Ice Center opens for business in August 2014.

2 – Sheets of ice and Zambonis at the Ford Ice Center.

1 – Gold medal won by Scott Hamilton at the 1984 Olympic Games. Hamilton, who will serve as the Active Principal at the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy at the Ford Ice Center, also won four U.S. Championships (1981-84) and four World Championships (1981-84).

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