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Healthy Look at Skatin’ Utes Offered to All

October 17, 2002 — The Skatin’ Utes Hockey Club takes on San Jose State Friday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. at the Steiner Ice Arena, and at the same time the team will offer free vision screening to the public. Free health screenings are on the schedule for 12 of the 18 home games this year.

The Skatin’ Utes come off a tough road trip to Tempe where they lost two straight to Arizona State 5-2 and 6-0. In the first game, the Utes jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead, but failed to hang on for the victory as injuries to Mark Engibous and Jason Lowder forced coach Stan Weiss to shuffle his line-up. “We are ready to overcome some of our early season woes and put together some good wins.”

Fans coming to the Skatin’ Utes games this year are already winners, because of the team’s partnership with pharmaceutical companies and health care professionals. Tonight, the Moran Eye Center will offer anyone attending the opportunity for a free eye exam. This will include free glaucoma and vision screenings. Staff will also be available to answer questions about nutrition and eye health, eye allergies, and the risks and benefits of vision correction surgery.

Admission to home games is usually $5, but on health screening nights the cost is just $1.