Blast announces the return of the snow slide! The coveted
attraction is returning this year and will be as exciting
as ever, thanks to Buick. The Buick Snow Slide will tower
30 ft. in the air and feature three lanes traveling 200 ft.
in seven seconds, offering a thrill for all ages. Snow Slide
Rides are $3.
Skating sponsored by St. John Providence Health System
only one weekend you can skate for free at Campus Martius
Park- Winter Blast Weekend! Rental skates are $3. Free Skating
is sponsored by St. John Providence Health System.
Health Plan Snowshoeing
to Meridian Health Plan, 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!
Snowshoeing takes place in Cadillac Square.
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.
this year to lead the dog sled exhibitions will be Amanda
Vogel, sled racer and Michigan native. She and the Snomad
Racing Sled Dogs will give festivalgoers an authentic winter
experience. Originally from Bay City, Vogel has been training
and racing sled dogs for nearly 10 years and is excited for
the opportunity to make her fifth appearance at the festival.
The Snomad Racing Sled Dogs travel the U.S. and Canada to
race other teams and to enjoy the various trails, towns and
professional and amateur figure skaters will be showcased
as part of the Ice Skating Exhibitions presented by Quicken
Loans. Anchored by the incredible Detroit Skating Club, this
years demos include the following:
Great Expressions Hockey Shot Competition
8PM Skate Company
Detroit Skating Club
2PM Detroit Skating Club
4PM Detroit Skating Club
6PM Great Expressions Hockey Shot Competition
8PM Detroit Skating Club
Creative Edge Ice Theatre
2PM New Edge Figure Skating Club
4PM Great Expressions Hockey Shot Competition
6PM Compuware Sports Arena
BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE MERIDIAN WINTER BLAST :::
Meridian Winter Blast, sponsored
by Meridian Health Plan, is a unique combination of hip and fun winter
events that are centered on Campus Martius Park. Experience winter in
Detroit City like never before at Winter Blast. The Meridian Winter
Blast Winter Experience includes the Buick Snow Slide, impressive ice
sculptures in the Flagstar Bank Ice Garden, professional and amateur
skating demonstrations courtesy of Quicken Loans, Meridian Health Plan
sponsored snow-shoeing, free skating on Campus Martius Rink sponsored
by St. John Providence Health System, Marshmallow Roasting courtesy
of GalaxE.Solutions and much more. Don't miss it!