At Southwest Airlines, we’re all about connecting People to what’s important in their lives—and sometimes, that’s connecting them to some good ol’ fashioned winter fun! Earlier today, the Southwest Rink at Denver’s Skyline Park officially opened for business, inviting the Mile High Community to lace up their skates and take to the ice.
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock kicked off the event with help from City Councilman Albus Brooks, City Councilwoman Judy Montero, Downtown Denver Partnership President Tami Door, and Volunteers of America Director of Community Affairs Jim White. Children from the Sun Valley Youth Center were among the first to take a spin on the freshly-frozen ice, giving the Rink a hearty seal of approval.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Southwest event if we didn’t show our Heart for the Denver community. This year, Rink visitors will receive free skate rentals in exchange for a donation of socks, gloves, or mittens. There will be a donation drop-off center present at the Rink, and all donations benefit Volunteers of America. Mayor Hancock and Jim White helped us get into the spirit of giving by providing donations of gloves and socks to the Sun Valley Youth Center.
To bring some extra cheer to families visiting the Downtown Denver area this holiday season, the Rink will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, hours, and programming, visit southwestrink.com.
We hope to catch you out on the ice soon!