Southwest Rink At Skyline Park encourages visitors to give to Children's Hospital Colorado

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and the Downtown Denver Partnership said they have announced a new offering at the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park.

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 enjoy 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 USD200,000 worth of airfare 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.

Brown also announced at the grand opening that Denver students with the MY Denver card will receive free skate rentals at the Southwest Rink throughout the season.

Last year, the rink welcomed nearly 49,000 visitors to take to the ice and enjoy the festivities. After five seasons of the Southwest Rink, more than 212,530 skaters have taken a spin on the rink.

In its 45th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers.