Winter Blast, downtown Detroit's annual cold-weather cornucopia of outdoor fun returns this season with not one but four weekends of programming.
Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends is the new official name, and the fun runs Saturday-Monday, plus the following three weekends. This year there is no admission charge.
Each weekend has a highlight, like free ice skating at Campus Martius (first and last weekend), the Winter Slide (Feb.8-10) or the 300-foot-long Zip Line (Feb. 15-17).
All four weekends will have a food truck rally, marshmallow roasting, local musicians and family-friendly activities like jugglers, clowns and science dem...