At Southwest Airlines, we’re proud to provide great Hospitality to our Customers throughout their travel experiences—whether on the ground or in the sky. With our partnership with the City and County of Denver and the Downtown Denver Partnership, we’re able to extend that Hospitality into the Mile High community and provide a gathering space for residents and visitors. The Southwest Rink at Denver’s Skyline Park officially opened for the season today, so we’d invite you to lace up your skates and come take a spin on the ice!
Executive Director of Children’s Affairs for the City and County of Denver Erin Brown kicked off the event with help from Downtown Denver Partnership President Tami Door and Children’s Hospital Colorado Corporate Giving Senior Manager Kendall Cordova.
To celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Southwest Rink in Downtown Denver, Southwest welcomed families from the Children’s Hospital Colorado to the Southwest Rink to be among the first to take a turn on the freshly-frozen ice. Southwest Airlines is proud to partner with The Children’s Hospital Colorado year-round through the Medical Transportation Grant Program, and since 2010 the hospital has received more than $200,000 worth of tickets for patient travel. Southwest extended its giving Heart within the Community by encouraging Rink visitors to donate a new children/teen book for Children’s Hospital Colorado throughout the entire Rink season in exchange for free skate rentals. To foster the giving spirit, Southwest Representatives donated a Santa bag full of toys and books from the hospital’s holiday wish list.
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. Even better, Denver students with the MY Denver card will receive free skate rentals at the Southwest Rink throughout the season!
We hope you’ll have a chance to take to this ice this winter season!