Predators announce Skate of the Union Schedule

Brian McGrattan will be there. Will you?

After many began to wonder if the organization would be hosting the annual Skate of the Union event, the Predators finally announced the event to the relief of the fans.

So, wether you’ve been to every single on since the beginning or your a newcomer to the Town Hall scene, here’s the rundown of what to expect and who to see on Monday, August 20th:

4-5:30PM – Open skate at Bridgestone Arena
4:30-6PM – Select players will be on hand to take photos
5-6PM – Same select players will be on hand for autographs
6:15-6:45PM – Q&A with select players
6:45-7:45PM – Annual Town Hall Meeting with Tom Cigarran, Jeff Cogen, David Poile, Sean Henry, and Peter Horachek.

What players are expected to attend? Well, from the photo above, you can expect Brian McGrattan to attend, along with Kevin Klein, Jon Blum, Colin Wilson, Mike Fisher, Paul Gaustad, Hal Gill, Chris Mason, and Craig Smith.

Before you ask where Shea Weber is, he has a prior commitment to teach a hockey school and to attend NHLPA meetings. Completely understandable, as we do not want a lockout to occur.

If you are suffering from withdraws, here’s your chance to get your hockey fix until preseason; well, that’s unless the NHLPA and NHL cannot come to an agreement…

Keeping Up with the Predators: Tootoo and 5K

The Predators salute to the fans after a great win!

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, we made mention of these events earlier today. However, since we’ve had a ton of hits to the site wanting to know more about these events, we just figured we’d go ahead and post something about them here! Clear your schedules for tomorrow and February 4th – You’ve got stuff to do!

Jordin Tootoo Radio Show
When: January 11th (Tomorrow)
Time: 7PM to 8PM
Where: Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery (West End Avenue)
Price: FREE!
Don’t forget camera and items to be autographed! Tootoo’s special guest tomorrow night will be rookie Ryan Ellis!

Nashville Predators Fangtastic 5K Run/Walk
When: February 4th
Time: 7:30 to 9:30AM – Registration; 10AM – Race begins; 7PM Preds vs. Blues
Where: Bridgestone Arena
Price: Before February 4th – $40.00; Day of Race – $45.00 (price includes a Fangtastic 5K shirt and ticket vouchers to the following games on the 4th, the 7th, and the 14th. Additional tickets can be purchased for $25!)
$5 of the proceeds of the Run/Walk will go to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt! Always a great time and, not only do you get some exercise, it goes to a great cause and you get tickets to a game! You can register early here!

There you have it, folks! Two ways to enjoy the Predators and who isn’t excited about exercise?! Hey, you get tickets to the game afterwards, you’ll be fine… just walk it!


(Photo credit: Leanne Charles)