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Florida Hospital and the Tampa Bay Lightning Team Up to Beat the Heat


Florida Hospital and the Tampa Bay Lightning Team Up to Beat the Heat

Free event encourages families and children to cool off, be active and learn how to ice skate.

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WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla., July 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Florida Hospital and the Tampa Bay Lightning are partnering for the 2nd Annual 'Beat the Heat' at Florida Hospital Center Ice, 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2018. The event is located at 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 and is free and open to the public. Due to rink size and limited availability, participants should register for their ice skating sessions at

'Beat the Heat' is a fun-filled day of interactive games, free giveaways, the sport of curling and free ice skating for all skill levels who are looking to cool off and get some much-needed relief from the summer heat. The event will feature appearances from the official Lightning mascot, ThunderBug and Lightning alumni.

"Florida Hospital is passionate about inspiring the Tampa Bay community to get active, spend quality time with family and live happier and healthier lives," said Lauren Key, Senior Executive Officer of Consumer Strategy, Florida Hospital, West Florida Division of Adventist Health System. "Being actively engaged with our local community is a core part of our values. We are delighted to have a partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Hospital Center Ice that continues to elevate the health and wellness of our community in a fun way."

In addition to traditional on-ice hockey activities, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in high performance skills training demos and stickhandling drills.

"We are excited to host Beat the Heat with the Lightning and Florida Hospital," said Gordie Zimmerman, Managing Partner of Florida Hospital Center Ice. "Our facility's multi-concept of ice rinks and ancillary training areas allows these major sponsors to showcase their product and provide a fun-filled day for families. The impact of these events is essential for all involved and solidify our long-term relationship and success in our community," said Zimmerman.

About Florida Hospital
Florida Hospital is a not-for-profit, leading healthcare system comprised of more than two dozen hospitals throughout the state. It is a member of the Adventist Health System, which operates nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states and serves more than five million patients annually. For more information, visit

About Florida Hospital Center Ice
Florida Hospital Center Ice is the largest ice sports facility in the southeast and offers skate classes, hockey development clinics, public skating, birthday parties, camps and corporate events. The state of the art facility is also home to five ice rinks including an Olympic-sized rink.

About Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC
The 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning and the leasehold rights to AMALIE Arena were purchased by an entity controlled by Jeff Vinik in March, 2010. Since acquiring these assets, Vinik has spearheaded a complete brand and business transformation of the team and the arena under the banner of Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC. The Lightning made it to the Stanley Cup Final in 2015, losing to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games. The Bolts won the Stanley Cup in 2004 in a thrilling seven game series against the Calgary Flames. Vinik and the rest of his management team continue to move the organization forward with eyes on success on the ice as well as a world class organization off of it.


SOURCE Florida Hospital

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