The new Ford Ice Center — Bellevue is massive and state-of-the-art, similar to its Antioch counterpart. Complete with two rinks, an upstairs bar and restaurant, and a new recreational center attached, it encapsulates Nashville’s trend toward being passionate about hockey, loving life, and being fit. The new center offers birthday parties, youth hockey leagues, and opportunities to skate.

If your kids want to get into the sport but have never skated and don’t know where to start, Scott Hamilton’s Learn to Skate Program is getting started and caters to all ages and abilities. The #1 rated “Learn to Skate” program in the south is designed to serve the needs of both recreational and competitive skaters and will be teaching skating skills for both hockey and figure skating. Each lesson will be taught by coaches and instructors who are passionate and want to provide a positive experience to help instill a love for the sport in each student.

In addition to the Learn to Skate program, any and all are welcome to try skating for free at the facility on select dates and times. Each of the free skating days will have daily giveaways and prizes. See below for more information about all of these opportunities.

Scott Hamilton Skating Academy’s “Learn to Skate” — www.fordicecenter.com or call 615-742-4399

Ford Ice Center Birthday Parties: https://www.nhl.com/predators/fordicecenter/birthday-party-package or 615-770-2148

Bellevue Youth Hockey Leagues: afranklin@nashvillepredators.com or call Andy Franklin at 615-770-2152.