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Scott Hamilton Skating Academy Hosts Free "Go Skate!" Classes Outdoors

Ascend Amphitheater Hosts Free Sessions This Winter as Part of Smashville Outdoor Rink

by Tyler Harvey @PredsNHL /

The Nashville Predators and Scott Hamilton Skating Academy have put on an entirely free skating class this winter at Ascend Amphitheater.

"Go Skate" is a seven-week skating tutorial that helps children ages 5 to 12 learn to skate.

"The free lessons provide a beautiful opportunity for families to be able to see whether or not their children enjoy skating, before they invest their money on skating equipment," Manager of Scott Hamilton Skating Academy Paula Trujillo said. "We mostly teach them forward stuff on the ice; walking forward, marching forward, falling and being able get up and recover from that."

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Weber, Nashville Fire Department Present Check to Metro Animal Care

Check for $7,000 Goes to Metro Animal Care and Control; $7 Adoption Fees Aimed to Help Clear Animal Shelter

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Weber Helps Dogs Get Adopted

Weber, Nashville Fire helping dogs get adopted

Yannick Weber and the Nashville Fire Department team up to help dogs get adopted from Metro Animal Care and Control

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A dog named Souffle didn't even make it off the Bridgestone Arena plaza without getting adopted on Monday afternoon.

That's exactly the kind of enthusiasm Metro Animal Care and Control is hoping for from the community as the holidays approach, and Predators defenseman Yannick Weber, the Nashville Predators Foundation and the Metro Nashville Fire Department are helping to make it happen.

Following Monday's Preds practice, Weber assisted in presenting a check for $7,000 from the sale of Preds Fire t-shirts and jerseys last season on behalf of the Metro Fire Department and the Weber Woof Pack. In addition, MACC will be hosting $7 adoptions for the remainder of the week in honor of Weber' No. 7 jersey.

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Photos: Preds & Pins Raises Money for 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund

Predators Players and Nashville Celebrities Bowl for Good Cause at Seventh Annual Event, Presented by UnitedHealthcare

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Seventh Annual Preds & Pins

Preds and Pins raises money for 365 Fund

The Seventh Annual Preds and Pins bowling event raised over $25,000 for the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund

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Swiss-born Kevin Fiala admitted he doesn't have much experience with a bowling ball, but that didn't stop him and his teammates from helping to strike out cancer.

Preds forwards Ryan Hartman, Eeli Tolvanen and Zac Rinaldo joined Fiala, as well as other athletes and celebrities at the Seventh Annual Preds & Pins Celebrity Bowling Tournament, presented by UnitedHealthcare.

Along with the special guests, Preds fans came out to the Hermitage Strike and Spare to raise money to support the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily, which helps fund research at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Irwin, Preds, Metro Police Team Up to Deliver Thanksgiving Meals

Predators Defenseman, Hermitage Precinct Officers Join Preds Foundation to Help Those Less Fortunate

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Thanksgiving Turkey Deliveries

Preds, Metro PD deliver Thanksgiving meals

Matt Irwin and the Preds team up with the Metro Nashville Police Department to deliver Thanksgiving meals

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When Matt Irwin knocked on the door numbered 858 at the J C Napier Residence Association in Nashville, he couldn't have imagined the reaction to come.

The woman who emerged screamed with joy, overcome by the scene on her front step - Irwin, Metropolitan Nashville Police officers, community leaders, Predators staff and television cameras - all there to deliver a turkey and all the fixings for Thanksgiving.

Oh, was she ever thankful.

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Scott Hamilton and Friends Show Set for Sunday at Bridgestone Arena

Sheryl Crow, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line Among Acts Set to Perform with World's Top Figure Skaters in Nashville

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Scott Hamilton doesn't do anything half-heartedly.

Does that include his event coming up on Sunday evening in Nashville? Well, let's just say it may be his best one yet.

For the third consecutive year, Bridgestone Arena will host Scott Hamilton & Friends, benefiting the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation and cancer research. Complete with world-class figure skating and live music from an all-star lineup, the show has become so much more than just a night of entertainment and fundraising.

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Preds, Local Businesses Join KaBOOM! to Build New Playground in Nashville

200 Volunteers Gather to Build Playground in Five Hours

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

2018 KaBOOM! Playground Build

Preds, partners build eighth KaBOOM! playground

The Nashville Predators staff, partners construct and donate an eighth playground to the Nashville community

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One by one, name tags were affixed, tools were distributed and volunteers dispersed across the landscape as the morning rays shone through the golden leaves of autumn.

A daunting mountain of woodchips loomed near the job site as the downtown skyscrapers kept watch off in the distance. Spirits were high. The coffee was hot. Justin Bieber blasted through the speakers.

Just as they have for seven consecutive years prior, Nashville Predators staff members descended upon a specially selected location once more, ready to build a playground from scratch.

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Preds' Hockey Fights Cancer Ambassador Shares Desire to Help Others

Cancer Survivor Drops Puck for Ceremonial Faceoff, Helps Predators to Raise $81,000 on HFC Night

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

It was supposed to be the appointment to tell her she was cancer free.

Instead, five years after she had defeated leukemia once already, then 15-year-old Lily Hensiek got the news again. But, as the initial wave of shock and sadness began to subside, a different feeling came over her - one of determination and hope.

So, just as she did almost a decade ago, Hensiek fought - and beat - cancer again.

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Smith, Weinberg Raise Funds for Best Buddies, Jam with E Street Band

Slipknot Drummer and Preds Fan Hosts Best Buddies Benefit Concert, Invites Smith to Play Favorite Springsteen Song

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Smith Jams at Buddies on the Beat

Smith jams with E St. Band for a good cause

Craig Smith joins Jay Weinberg at Buddies on the Beat and plays with members of the E St. Band

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Just about everyone has wanted to be a rock star at some point. On a recent night in East Nashville, Craig Smith got to live out that dream, thanks to a certain Predators fan.

Jay Weinberg has better rhythm than most. Perhaps it's in the family genes.

After all, his father, Max, just so happens to be the drummer for Bruce Springsteen and the E St. Band and was also a member of Conan O'Brien's late-night program for a number of years. The elder Weinberg has made a living off of keeping the beat.

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Preds Spread Love for Hockey, Friendship on Annual Community Day

Predators Players, Staff and Community Partners, Including BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Give Back to Nashville Community

by Nashville Predators @PredsNHL /

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt:

As soon as Thorrin Forslund walked in the room, he saw the beard.

"Ryan Ellis!" the 8-year-old exclaimed as he spotted his hero.

It wasn't the first time Thorrin had seen Ellis in person, but he was unable to get the words out to tell the Predators blueliner how much he meant to him on the first encounter.

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Preds Extend Partnership with Fifth Third Bank

Predators Fans Have Plenty of New Ways to Enjoy Banking A Fifth Third Better

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Prior to another win for the Predators on the ice, the organization scored another victory off of it as they announced a multi-year extension to their partnership with Fifth Third Bank as the official bank of the Preds and Bridgestone Arena.

Predators President and CEO Sean Henry, along with Fifth Third Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office Lars Anderson, made the announcement during the Fifth Third Better bash on the Bridgestone Arena Plaza prior to Thursday's game in Nashville.

A partnership that started back in 2011, the two sides agreed to re-up their deal a year before it was set to expire, showing the unrivaled commitment between the two organizations.

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