Red Bull Crashed Ice

ICE CROSS DOWNHILL CHARGES INTO CANADA WITH TWO RACES IN THE TRUE NORTH

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Red Bull Crashed Ice will be bigger than ever in 2012/13 with five stops of the World Championship series coming full circle in Canada – kicking off for the first time in Niagara Falls, ON and culminating in a historic finale for the eighth year in Quebec City, QC – with the first-ever Canadian Ice Cross Downhill World Champion in a heated battle on ice to defend his title. Current World Champion Kyle Croxall (Mississauga, ON), who thwarted Finland’s Arttu Pihlainen and his brother Scott to capture the title in 2012, will have two stops in Canada to prove his mettle on home soil. The season opens in Niagara Falls, ON against the breathtaking and spectacular natural backdrop of the magnificent falls, and the heart-pumping, thrilling season will come to a close with the sport’s most iconic stop in the heart of Quebec City, QC. Ice Cross Downhill soared to new heights in 2012 with more than 200,000 spectators watching four Red Bull Crashed Ice races in Europe and North America, and the competition promises to be even more intense in the 2012/13 season that has been expanded to five stops:

2013 RACE CALENDAR
December 1, 2012 Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada)
January 26, 2013 Saint Paul, Minnesota (USA)
February 16, 2013 (Russia)
March 2, 2013 Lausanne (Switzerland)
March 16, 2013 Quebec City, Quebec (Canada)


THINK YOU’RE FAST ENOUGH?
With its icy thrills and chilling spills in its epic eighth year in Canada, Red Bull Crashed Ice continues the quest to find Canada’s most brazen athletes to take on the ice cross downhill challenge. From September 4th until September 30th @ 11:59pm EST, fearless male and female athletes from across the country are invited to register online at www.redbullcrashedice.com for the chance to participate in one of the 12 qualifying events that will take place across Canada in October. NEW THIS YEAR: Even though there are two Canadian stops, athletes will only have one chance to compete in the 2013 world championship, with one registration process and one round of qualifiers for both Canadian stops.

A lottery will randomly select 200 men and 20 women (per qualifying city) to participate in each qualifying event, which consists of individual speed trials on a traditional ice-hockey surface. Red Bull Crashed Ice will also allow 50 walk-up spots per qualifying city (as time permits and registration allows). The 50 walk-ups (first come, first serve) will join the 200 men and 20 women selected via the lottery eligible to take part in the qualifiers as they all vie to skate into Niagara Falls.

The top participants from each qualifier (100 men and 20 women in total) who demonstrate the best speed, skill, agility, and strength will earn a spot to battle to the bottom of the massive ice course in Niagara Falls, ON. After the race in Niagara Falls on December 1st, the top 64 Canadian men and 16 women will earn their spot for the season finale race in Quebec City.
 


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