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Bluefield College's Winter Blast returns

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BLUEFIELD, VA - (NEWS RELEASE)   What do skiing, snowboarding, tubing, rock-climbing, dodgeball, concerts, worship, and life on a college campus all have in common?
           
They're all a part of Bluefield College's Winter Blast, a two-day ski adventure worship weekend, January 19-20, on the beautiful BC campus and the exciting slopes of nearby Winterplace Ski Resort.
          
Outdoor enthusiasts, church youth groups, Christian music fans, prospective college students, and all other Bluefield College friends are invited to participate in the winter youth event that will feature the worshipful rock of the contemporary Christian music band Leeland and the amazing magic of master illusionist Harris, III.
           
Winter Blast will begin Saturday, January 19 with registration at 3 p.m., followed by a Leeland concert at 7 p.m.
 
Since its stunning 2006 breakthrough debut album, "Sound of Melodies," progressive worship band Leeland has become one of the most important voices in a new generation of worship music. Considered one of Christian music's most gripping live bands, Leeland is a leader in the worship community with both the 2006 "Sound of Melodies" album and the 2008 "Opposite Way" release earning nominations for Grammy and Dove awards.
 
Known for its passion-filled live experience, Leeland's worshipful rock is said to be so genuine it disarms the honest cynic. In fact, the group's latest album, "The Great Awakening," stirs a fresh desire for personal and worldwide worship revival.
           
"We've all been going through a personal revival in this band," said lead singer Leeland Mooring. "We've felt God taking us out of a plateau, shaking us up and saying, ‘Don't cruise anymore.' That's where we are -- feeling like God wants to bring a great awakening to our generation."
 
From message to musicianship, Leeland's worship music for BC's Winter Blast will shake off any dust of spiritual atrophy. Through songs like "Chains Hit the Ground," the group will declare freedom in Christ, and in music like "Not Afraid Anymore," the band will challenge listeners to put their faith into action.           
           
Day one of Winter Blast will conclude with late night sledding and a dodge ball tournament, all on the BC campus. Day two, Sunday, January 20, will begin with breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by a worship session with Leeland and master illusionist Harris, III.
 
Harris, III, is a classically trained, award-winning illusionist who has performed for more than one million people in more than 12 nations on five continents. An expert in the art of deception, his performances not only amaze audiences, but also awaken them to the lure of deception, the power of the senses, and the secret of living life based on deeper realities.
 
After worship with Leeland and Harris, III, Winter Blast participants will head to the slopes at nearby Winterplace Ski Resort for a Ski Celebration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. With 28trails on more than 90 acres of skiable terrain, Winterplace serves as the off-campus setting for BC's Winter Blast. Winterplace has nine lifts, a top elevation of 3,600 feet, and a long run of more than a mile, not to mention the fact that it has the largest snowtubing park in the state of West Virginia.
           
Back on the BC campus, day two will conclude with a pizza party and games, beginning at 7 p.m.
           
Depending on the level of the Winter Blast package preferred, fees for the weekend range from $105 (which includes meals, games, hotel accommodations, the concert and the worship service) to $205 (which includes lift tickets, skiing/rentals, snowboarding/rentals, meals, games, hotel accommodations, the concert and the worship service) per person. For those interested in attending just the Saturday concert with Leeland, tickets at the door for the concert will be $10.
           
To register or for more information, visit www.bcwinterblast.com or contact Kris Hardy via e-mail at khardy@bluefield.edu or by phone at 276-326-4227 or 276-970-0593.
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