Downtown was abuzz with excitement as a new ice rink opened in Music City.
The weather has been warm, but by Bridgestone Arena it was as cold as ice with the opening of the Bridgestone Winter Park ahead of next year’s NHL All-Star game.
The park opened up around 11 a.m. Saturday in the Walk of Fame Park, and people have been coming through getting their time in on the ice out here.
The bigger picture in all of this has been looking ahead to the 2016 NHL All-Star game in January.
This ice rink has really been the start of all the festivities downtown, which was set to include a live concert series including Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Dierks Bentley, and others.
The ice rink itself was set to be the center for all the activity leading up to the NHL All-Star game.
There will be public skates held there, and parties will also be hosted.
With the All-Star game coming, once again Nashville has been set to benefit from added tourism dollars as Mayor Megan Barry said this has been another sign that Nashville is being discovered by more and more people.
“Thank you to everyone who has made this possible, and also as you said Terry when those folks start coming here from Dallas and everywhere else, that we give them a warm Nashville welcome! Thank you!” Mayor Barry said.
The skating rink has been scheduled to be open until 10:45 p.m. every night. The cost for an hour has been set at $15 for adults and $10 for kids.