only one weekend you can skate for free at Campus Martius
Park- Winter Blast Weekend! Free Skating at the rink is once
again sponsored in 2011 by Charter One Bank. If you need to
rent skates at the rink they are available for $3.
Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Snowshoeing
of their "Get Fit" campaign at Motown Winter Blast,
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan presents free snowshoeing!
Snowshoes are available for free at Winter Blast in a variety
of sizes for children and adults. Experience this fun, outdoor
activity with the whole family!
Casino Ice Garden
carved and lighted ice sculptures again will be on display
in the Greektown Casino Ice Garden. Visitors can snap photos
of their family and friends on one of two ornately crafted
ice chairs, or even the ice bench. Or, visitors can swing
by the sculpture of an Eskimo family and pose in any of the
four open faces for memorable pictures. On-site ice carving
demonstrations will take place during festival hours on Friday
to showcase the creativity and talent of local carvers. Located
in Cadillac Square.
marshmallow roasting brazarios are back, sponsored by Meridian
Health Plan. Purchase a marshmallow or s'more kit and huddle
around the fire roasting marshmallows! A fun activity for
children and adults alike. The brazarios are located just
outside the Atrium at Compuware World Headquarters.
Return of the Dogsleds!
from Bay City, Michigan native Amanda Vogel now lives near
the border of Canada just south of International Falls, MN.
IFalls is famously known as the Ice Box of the Nation for
record low temperatures and gorgeous Rainy Lake. Amanda has
been training and racing sled dogs for nearly 10 years and
is excited for the opportunity to make her third appearance
at Detroit's Motown Winter Blast. Don't worry folks, Amanda's
retired lead dog and crowd favorite 'Buz' will be making the
return trip to visit her Motown friends and to do some dashing
around downtown Detroit!
Griffith will perform Light Up Detroit
Feature: Following the 8:00pm skating performance on Saturday
the 11th, singer Beth Griffith will perform her song, "Light
Up Detroit" accompanied by the Light Up Detroit Skaters.
Don't miss this uplifting and colorful performance.
professional and amateur figure skaters will be showcased
as part of the Ice Skating Exhibitions, brought to you in
2012 by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. From synchronized
ice-skating teams to speed skating demonstrations, four distinct
ice skating clubs will perform and entertain the crowds at
Campus Martius Park throughout the entire weekend.
The Ice Garden
was a popular feature at last year's Winter Blast.
BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE MOTOWN WINTER BLAST :::
The Motown Winter Blast, produced
by Jonathan Witz & Associates, features hip and cool winter events
centered around Campus Martius Park and great city attractions throughout
Detroit. Our signature winter activities are returning with free ice
skating in Campus Martius Park, Professional skating demonstrations
from the Detroit Skating Club sponsored by Charter One Bank, the Michigan.org
200 ft. snow slide, Quicken Loans Ice Garden, the Meijer Kids
Family Fun Zone and more.