Now it all makes sense! Nashville built the outdoor ice skating rink and opened it in December, and the 2016 NHL All Star Weekend is here in Nashville January 28-31 2016. The weekend is full of festivities and events celebrating hockey. If you have never been to a Preds game, I would highly recommend. The games are engaging, the Nashville Preds fans are electric, and the Preds play hard the entire game. But back to NHL All Star Weekend.