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Monday, 3 February, 2014 1:15 PM
Meridian Winter Blast presented by Quicken Loans to offer Snowslide, Live Music Acts and Winter-Themed Interactive Family Fun Activities
its 10th Anniversary, Winter Blast organizers create a winter
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan at the Meridian Winter Blast press conference on Jan. 29, 2014.
– Touting 10 years as Detroit’s premier
winter festival, this year’s Meridian Winter Blast presented
by Quicken Loans pulls out all the stops with an exciting
entertainment lineup, delicious cuisine and plenty of signature
winter activities, held at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit,
Friday, Feb. 7 – Sunday, Feb. 9. Returning is the three-lane
Buick Snow Slide towering more than 30 ft. high and 200 ft.
wide long and delivering a thrilling seven seconds of fun.
all fun and games at the Meridian Winter Blast – free
fun! Festival patrons can ice skate for free at Campus Martius
Park for the entire festival weekend courtesy of St. John
Providence Health System. Once again, Winter Blast is the
only weekend all year long when visitors can skate for FREE.
Attendees can also watch live skating demos at the Quicken
Loans Ice Skating Exhibitions from synchronized ice-skating
teams to up-and-coming couples and even speed skating demonstrations,
four distinct ice skating clubs, including the legendary Detroit
Skating Club and Great Expressions Hockey Shot Competition,
will perform and entertain crowds at Campus Martius Park throughout
the entire weekend.
Winter Blast is pleased to announce its best ever music lineup
on four different stages. The voices and beat of music from
many genres, including country, rock, blues, pop, acoustic,
Americana, funk and soul, will resonate from four stages located
in the Compuware Lobby and throughout the festival in the
Comfort Zones, which provide a warm and cozy environment for
will be a wide variety of foods and drinks from favorite restaurants,
eateries and caterers to warm up and satisfy everyone’s
taste buds. New to the line up this year will be: Bagger Dave’s,
famous for its artisan style burgers and fresh-cut potato
fries; Prime 29 Steakhouse, an award winning restaurant that
will offer an assortment of fine dining cuisine; and Oye Crepe,
known for its flavorful crepes, will offer its French cuisine
with an American twist. Other restaurants returning are: Santorini
Estiatorio, famous for its freshly prepared Greek inspired
fare; Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse; Jackson’s Five Star
Catering; Olga’s Kitchen; LaFeast; Bearclaw Coffee Co.
and several more.
all of the excitement of Winter Blast festivities, why go
home? Organizers are offering festival patrons the opportunity
to “Spend the Night in the City” at Westin Book
Cadillac Hotel Detroit at special Winter Blast, discounted
weekend rates. Located just two blocks from all the Winter
Blast excitement; the iconic Westin Book Cadillac provides
a warm and refreshing retreat after a long day of festivities.
In addition to the convenience of a mini-vacation downtown,
the hotel indulges the senses withamenities such as contemporary
rooms, flat screen TVs, guest room services,valet parking,
indoor pool fitness center and spa. The Westin Book CadillacHotel
stays are $139 and include complimentary overnight valet parking
for one car. Festivalgoers must book by January 31, 2014 to
receive this special rate.
family fun and activities will unfold on the Meijer Stage
inside theCompuware Lobby. Radio Disney Detroit, part of the
No. 1 radio network for kids, tweens and families, joins the
fun with Children’s Hospital of Michigan, part of the
Detroit Medical Center (DMC) from 12 – 3 p.m. February
8 and 9. The Radio Disney Junior Road Crew will be on-site
with interactive entertainment themes around the hit Disney
Junior series "Doc McStuffins," including a stuffed
animal and toy check-up station where kids can check their
toys' height, reflexes and heart beat. Additionally, kids
and families are invited to play games such as "Name
That Disney Junior Song," "Name That Doc McStuffins
Character" and more.
the fifth consecutive year, Winter Blast has teamed with Matrix
Human Services to help those in need during the winter. Admission
to the 2014 Meridian Winter Blast is $2, three canned goods/non-perishable
items or a children’s book, which will go toward helping
to fight hunger in metro Detroit and continue the festival’s
commitment to fostering literacy.
Source: Meridian Winter Blast
Free ice skating will be offered all weekend long (presented by St. John Providence Health System)
Marshmallow roasting is a popular activity at the Winter Blast
The Flagstar Bank Ice Garden returns this year
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