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 2013 by Charter One Bank. Renting skates
is $3, but this year the first 250 people each day will recieve
free skates courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan!
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!
Bank Ice Garden
carved and lighted ice sculptures again will be on display
in the Flagstar Bank 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!
professional and amateur figure skaters will be showcased
as part of the Ice Skating Exhibitions, brought to you in
2013 by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Anchored by the
incredible Detroit Skating Club, this years demonstrations
will also include the Great Expressions Hockey Shot Competition!
Full line-up available
special thank you to Huron-Clinton MetroParks for ensuring
there will be snow this Winter Blast so we can all get out
The Ice Garden
was a popular feature at last year's Winter Blast.
BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE MOTOWN WINTER BLAST :::
Motown Winter Blast, produced
by Jonathan Witz & Associates, features hip and cool winter events
centered around Campus Martius Park. Many signature winter activities
are returning with Charter One Bank sponsored free ice-skating in Campus
Martius Park, Professional skating demonstrations, unique sculptures
in the Greektown Casino Ice Garden, the Meijer Family Stage and more.
Detroit’s music scene will be on display on three stages, with
more than 50 entertainment acts performing. Plus- you can always find
a place to warm-up in our Comfort Zones. You’ll find heat every
150 feet on the Winter Blast site, including both heated tents and warming
stations in local buildings.