What better reason do you have to visit Detroit than a 200-foot long, 32-foot high slide made of snow? Well, there are plenty of other reasons, but this is certainly a fun one. The Snow Slide, sponsored by the Ambassador Bridge, is making it’s first return to the Motown Winter Blast in Detroit since 2008.
The Snow Slide (which is free during the lunchtime opening on Friday, Feb. 11 or $3 the rest of the Winterblast) is just one of the attractions at Winterblast. There will also be free ice skating (skate rental $3) sponsored by Charter One Bank, feet-on snowshoeing opportunities sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, ice sculptures in the Quicken Loans Ice Garden, skating demonstrations sponsored by Greektown Casino-Hotel, marshmallow roasting courtesy of the Pepsi Bottle Group and dog sledding.
There will more than 50 Detroit-based entertainment acts performing.
Afraid of potentially bone-chilling cold? Don’t worry, Comfort Zones, which include heated tents and warming stations in local buildings, will be available every 150 feet.
Motown Winter Blast was developed to create an innovative backdrop for Super Bowl XL. This signature wintertime festival debuted in January of 2005 to kick off the official countdown to Super Bowl XL in Detroit. This first time event attracted more than 200,000 people and featured a combination of hip and fun seasonal events that celebrated all things Detroit. The 2006 Motown Winter Blast was an even bigger hit, attracting nearly 1 million Metro-Detroiters and out-of-town guests during Super Bowl XL. It has become a city tradition ever since, bringing people to the heart of the city for cool treats and good times.