NHL Pregame Fan Festival gives the Preds faithful the chance to test out their skills

NHL Pregame Fan Festival
Posted at 4:58 PM, Feb 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-25 19:17:14-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — In true Music City fashion, the party will get started long before the puck drops under the lights at Nissan Stadium at the NHL Stadium Series game between the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

Friday morning, crews were still hammering out the final prep work for the NHL Pregame Fan Festival, being held at Lot R at Nissan Stadium. "I mean I have zip ties in my hand, just trying to figure out what last-minute touches we need to do to put together," said Amy Hurd of the Nashville Predators.

The festival has something for every speed — live music, food, games and prizes galore. You can even put the smash back in "Smashville" by taking a sledgehammer to a hideously painted Tampa Bay Lightning boat. "We found it to be fitting given our opponent," said Hurd.

But for those wishing they were the ones out on the ice, you have a chance to put your skills to the test. You can compete in target practice by trying to get as many pucks into stacked washing machines, as possible. The washing machines were inspired by hockey legend Sidney Crosby learning to shoot by hitting pucks into his family's units when he was growing up. "It’s harder than it looks, that’s for sure," said Hurd.

Here's a list of all the activities:

  • Truly Hard Seltzer Accuracy Challenge
  • Truly Hard Seltzer Target Practice
  • Truly Hard Seltzer Hardest Shot
  • Navy Federal Credit Union Hockey Puck Shot Challenge
  • Bud Light Beer Garden
  • Bud Light Mobile Bar
  • Clorox Company's Beat the Sneeze Activation Tent
  • Dunkin's Fan Zone (Air and Bubble Hockey)
  • Fanatics Merchandise Tent
  • FanDuel Lounge
  • GEICO $500 Gift Card Giveaway
  • Honda Precision Passing Challenge
  • Honda Puck Drop
  • Jagermeister Mobile Bar
  • Nashville Predators SMASHVILLE Experience
  • NHL Network Interactive Experience
  • PPG Paint By Numbers Mural
  • Smashville Boat Smash
  • Stanley Cup Display
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Beach Tailgate
  • Ticketmaster Bullseye Battle
  • Upper Deck Series Card

For more details on each activity, click here.

The festival runs from 1 to 6 p.m. at Nissan Stadium Lot R.