DETROIT (WWJ) – Ever wanted to Zip down Woodward Avenue in the winter?

You’ll get a chance to do just that during the Winter Blast in February.

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A 300-foot zip line will take you along the avenue at Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit or you can take a 200 ft. thrill ride down Michigan Avenue on the Meridian Snow Slide.

“Twelve years this has been going on and I was involved in the very first time we did this with the Super Bowl in a different capacity but still the same energy,” said Lisa Dancsok, vice president of Rock Ventures. “The crowd response has been phenomenal.”

Jeannine Gant, CEO and president of Big Brothers, Big Sisters has a special place in her heart for Winter Blast.

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“Our holiday party got canceled, we didn’t have enough sponsorship and we reached out to the Winter Blast team – to ask them if they could — perhaps be a substitute for our activity and they said absolutely, so we’ve got some really great activities for our 250 mentors and their littles and they are going to be down here zip-lining and being a part of the slide, and ice skating so we are really excited that they included Big Brothers, Big Sisters.”

Meridian Winter Blast features winter activities, live entertainment, and great local restaurants for the whole family to enjoy February 12-14.


In celebration of Detroit’s food renaissance there will be a “Taste of Detroit” food tent. Detroit restaurants and chefs will be preparing food from LaDolce Vita, Red Crown, (revolver), Slow’s To Go, El Asador, El Barzon, Hudson Café, Andiamo Italia, Detroit Seafood Market and Famous Dave’s.

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