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MOTOWN WINTER BLAST (Detroit, MI)
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~~ GREAT TIMES AND COOL EVENTS ~~

* The Winter Experience *

 

Free Skating sponsored by Charter One Bank

There's 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.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Snowshoeing

As part 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!

Greektown Casino Ice Garden

Beautifully 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

The popular 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.

The Return of the Dogsleds!

Originally 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!

Beth Griffith will perform Light Up Detroit

Special 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.

Skating Demonstrations

Local 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.

 

::: RETURN TO OUR COVERAGE OF THE MOTOWN 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 Kid’s Family Fun Zone and more.

 

Visit the official site of The Motown Winter Blast.

 

 

 

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