When I say “Hygeia,” what memories come to mind?
Did you buy ice, or maybe even dry ice to make root beer, there?
Did you have a rented meat locker at Hygeia?
Did you swim in the Olympic-sized heated pool?
Did you ice skate or played hockey on what most said was the “best ice in Utah?”
Maybe some of you were fortunate enough to get to use Hygeia’s roller-skate cement pad, or play on the miniature golf course while those were available at Hygeia.
Hygeia Iceland/ Swimland/ Skate rink was located at 1208 East 2100 South in the heart of Sugarhouse. Hygeia’s sister company, the Carbo Chemical Plant, was located at 1246 East 2100 South and supplied carbonation for soda pop as well as other products.
If there is a place that you loved in “days gone by,” make an appointment to come see what information the Salt Lake County Archives has about it.
For more about Hygeia, check out this article.
Entry contributed by guest blogger Sheri Kimball Biesinger