Originally written on PredsOnTheGlass  |  Last updated 8/4/12

The Nashville Predators kick off what will be a month long celebration of all things Preds hockey today with an open house at Bridgestone Arena today.

Later this month there will be a town hall forum with players and coaches at the annueal Skate of the union address.

Predators Executive Vice President Chris Parker explained the events, “Our annual Skate of the Union event has grown so much over the years that we have decided to make the festivities even grander by breaking them up into two separate events. Next Saturday’s (today) on-sale event will feature an Open House that includes several popular fan experiences such as a used equipment sale, locker room tours and an open skate. The festivities will culminate later in August with a Town Hall Meeting featuring Shea Weber, David Poile, Barry Trotz, Tom Cigarran and Jeff Cogen.”

Here is a breakdown of all of todays events...

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

·Arrive to be Entered to Win a Pair of 2012-13 Season Tickets – 10-11 a.m.

·Box Office Opens/Tickets on Sale – 10 a.m.

·Stick-n-Puck Session – 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Stick-n-Puck session is good for players of all ages (youth and adult) to get on the ice and work on different puck handling and shooting skills. Instruction will not be provided. Full ice hockey equipment required; participants must supply their own equipment Skate and shoot at your own risk.

·Used Equipment Sale – 11 a.m. for Season Ticket Holders, 12 p.m. for the General Public

·Open Skate – 2-4 p.m., must bring own skates

·Preds Foundation Auction Item Fire Sale – 2-4 p.m.

·Pro-Shop Sidewalk Sale – All Day

·Locker Room Tours – Throughout the Day

·Inflatables and Fun on the Plaza - All Day

·Tax Free Weekend – Saturday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, Aug. 5 at 5 p.m.

More Later...

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