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Winter Olympics Replacement

Family Ice Skating
Family Ice Skating

If you're anything like me, you were completely hooked on the Winter Olympics, and you were sad to see them go on Sunday. What was your favorite part of the two weeks of competition? Shaun White dominating the Half-Pipe without even having to complete his second run? Trying to discern the difference between Alpine Skiing disciplines "Super-G" and "Giant Slalom"? If that's the case, well, then you're out of luck. But if you had dreams of spinning without getting dizzy like Evan Lysacek or racing at horrific speeds with huge blades like Apolo Ohno, then rejoice! There is ice nearby, awaiting your own Olympic dreams! At the very least, there is a solution for your Winter Olympic withdrawals.

There is an ice rink at Nashville's Centennial Sportsplex, located at 222 25th Ave. North. At least once a week, there is a public session for skating. Only $8 covers admission and skate rental (only $7 for kids 12 and under). Both figure skates and hockey skates are available, but remember to bring or wear a thin pair of socks for the best fit. And ice is cold, so wear a coat. The schedule for public sessions can be found here. There is a session every Wednesday this month from 10am to 2pm and from 3:30 to 5:30pm. There are also weekend sessions on alternating weekends, the next one being the 12th through the 14th. So, if you or your kids are feeling a void from the recent absence of the icy and snowy Winter Games, create your own Games and do your best Ohno. 

Photo Credit: garybembridge