Nashville Predators Bring Yellow Ice to Bridgestone Arena, Obvious Jokes Abound

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 17, 2013

Photo Credit: Meghan Hunter Twitter
Photo Credit: Meghan Hunter Twitter

The entire Internet seems to be pointing and laughing in the direction of the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. 

Thanks to numerous images tweeted by the Fan Relations Coordinator of the Nashville Predators, Meghan Hunter, we have stunning pictures of an arena that received a brief facelift this offseason. 

Here is what the ice looked like Wednesday. 

Yes, you and a million other people are thinking of the same yellow-snow jokes. Deadspin's Barry PetcheskyBloguin's David Rogers and many others noted how the arena looked like it was suddenly flooded by people with weak bladders. 

In all fairness, it's not the best look for a playing surface no matter the sport being played on it. 

Let's take a moment to giggle and get that all out of our system. 

Now we can appreciate something that is actually pretty cool. 

I know my initial thought was to cringe at what looks to be a huge ice block of, well, you know what. The team, as well as Hunter, then sent out some additional images that show how cool it looks with the finishing touches. 

With the painted lines, the arena most definitely transforms into a surface begging for hockey players to skate on it. 

It's only a shame there isn't an actual NHL game about to be played—at least, that's my own humble opinion. Fans of classic white playing surfaces can debate the finer details in the comments section below. 

Rogers notes the ice will go back to the normal color by the start of the season, and this "gold" color is simply there for the summer. 

The Sporting News' Sean Gentille reminds us that there are teams who have been known to go with pink ice for breast cancer awareness, so this is hardly the first time a hockey arena has decided to tint the playing surface. 

Now if any other venues are about to dye their ice crazy and wacky colors, we might suggest you go with something other than gold. 

In the end, the gold ice comes out looking far more hilarious than you may have intended. 

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