Red Out the Rink in Tulsa!

The American Heart Association is inviting Oklahomans to “Red Out the Rink” at the Tulsa Oilers home hockey game on National Wear Red Day Feb. 3 at BOK Center.


National Wear Red Day occurs the first Friday of every February and is celebrated in conjunction with National Heart Month. This year, the Tulsa Oilers hockey team will be playing the Idaho Steelheads on Wear Red Day, and the Association is encouraging sports fans to attend the game and wear red to bring awareness to heart health and to learn life-saving hands-only CPR. American Heart Association volunteers will be teaching CPR alongside the Oilers’ mascot, Sledge.

The Tulsa Oilers are providing supporters discounted tickets at Red rally towels will be given to the first 1,000 fans.

Each year, more than 350,000 people suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the United States. Only about 10 percent of those people survive. This year the Association is asking the public to “Be the Beat” by making sure at least one person in every household or family learns hands-only CPR. If called on to do CPR, you will likely be saving the life of someone you love: a spouse, parent, friend or other family member.

There are two simple steps to performing hands-only: First call 9-1-1, then push hard and fast in the center of the person’s chest at a rate of 100 beats per minute (bpm). The Bee Gees song “Stayin’ Alive,” grooves to the minimum rate you should push on the chest during hands-only CPR. A playlist with other popular songs with the same number of bpm can be found on Spotify under “Don’t Drop the Beat.”

To learn more about the hands-only CPR campaign and learn how to save a life, visit

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