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Two Weeks Left of Free Ice Skating in Downtown Denver at the “Southwest Rink at Skyline Park”

February 3, 2012

DENVER, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Southwest Rink at Skyline Park‘s second year has been a huge success with more than 40,000 visitors to date! With just two weeks left in the skating season, Southwest Airlines is encouraging Downtown Denver residents and visitors alike to come out to the Rink, lace up their skates, and celebrate Valentine’s Day with the LUV airline!

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park will feature a LUV-themed photo booth. Skaters are encouraged to take a free photo at the rink to be entered to win one of five pairs of roundtrip tickets to any of Southwest’s soon to be 73 destinations, including new service to Atlanta! Here’s how it works:

  • The Rink photo booth will be open weekends in February (before the Feb. 14 close), visit www.southwestrink.com for photo booth hours
  • In addition to receiving two free sets of three photos each, skaters will be entered into a random drawing for one of five pairs of roundtrip tickets
  • The pictures also will be featured on the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Facebook page for skaters to share with Facebook friends
  • Ticket winners will be randomly drawn on Valentine’s Day and announced at the Rink and via Facebook, Twitter and www.southwestrink.com

Additionally, five pairs of tickets will be given away to skaters at the Rink on February 14 as part of the closing day activities, which will feature a live DJ and LUV-themed skating.

“The Southwest Rink at Skyline Park has been a huge hit, drawing skaters to Downtown Denver for the second straight winter. We hope everyone will come out to enjoy the last couple weeks of skating and entertainment and to join in our Valentine’s Day celebration,” said Tami Door, President and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership. “Since its opening in November, the Rink has contributed to a vibrant Downtown atmosphere through activities for all ages, from Learn to Skate for kids and adults to Broomball Challenges for the business community. Thank you to Southwest Airlines for LUVing Downtown Denver!”

“We’re absolutely thrilled that more than 40,000 skaters have come out to the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park this year,” said Linda Rutherford, Southwest Airlines Vice President Communication and Strategic Outreach. “We’re in LUV with the Mile High City, and the Rink is just one of the ways that we can be an active partner in this amazing city.”

The Southwest Rink at Skyline Park is located in Skyline Park next to the historic Daniels and Fisher Clocktower near the intersection of 16th Street and Arapahoe and will remain open daily through Feb. 14, 2012. Skating is FREE to the public with the option to bring skates or rent a pair for just $2.

The Southwest Rink at Skyline Park will be open seven days a week through Valentine’s Day. Skaters can still enjoy the Friday night DJ, Saturday morning “Learn to Skate” sessions, Saturday night live entertainment, and Sunday family-focused fun. The Rink is made possible by a public-private partnership among the DDP, City of Denver Parks, and Recreation Department and Southwest Airlines. Visit www.southwestrink.com for more information.

Southwest Airlines began service to Denver on Jan. 3, 2006, with 13 daily nonstop departures to three destinations. The airline currently operates 151 daily nonstop flights to 50 destinations from Denver. Southwest also is actively engaged in the community through sponsorships of the Downtown Denver Partnership, the Denver Nuggets, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver’s Road Home, the Mile High Pedicab Company, and many more local organizations. To learn more about Southwest’s dedication to Denver, visit: www.southwest.com/denver.

About Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc.

The Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc. is a non-profit business organization that creatively plans, manages and develops Downtown Denver as the unique, diverse, vibrant and economically healthy urban core of the Rocky Mountain region. For more information, visit www.downtowndenver.com.

About Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers–offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest Airlines is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded and has recently acquired AirTran Airways, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest serves 72 cities in 37 states and is one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, visit southwest.com/cares to read the Southwest Airlines One Report(TM). Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,300 flights a day and has more than 37,000 Employees systemwide.


SOURCE Southwest Airlines

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