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Red Bull Crashed Ice Events Niagara Falls 2012!


Clifton Hill… at the center of all the Red Bull Crashed Ice Events
We remember many a brisk winter’s day playing ‘Bull Dog’ at the local rink. All the kids lined up up at one end of the rink with the kid who was ‘it’ at center. On the holler of “Bull Dog”, we’d all rush down the rink, blades flashing, trying to avoid being tagged out by the ‘it’ kid. Amidst the chaos of the rush, there always seemed to be at least one spectacular crash. At the time, it seemed like a pretty risky game. Of course compared to the dramatic on-ice extravaganza that is Red Bull Crash Ice, our game of Bull Dog could be compared to playing ‘Go Fish’.

And now, the 2013 Red Bull Crashed Ice Tour is coming to Niagara Falls,  November 29 thru December 1, 2012. And we’re happy to point out, as with so many Niagara Falls’ events, Comfort Inn Clifton Hill is at the center of it all. And all of it is going to be pretty fabulous.

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So, what is Red Bull Crashed Ice? It is essentially a race… but an insane race. Ice hockey players hurtle down a course up to 500 metres long in groups of four. Shoulder to shoulder, elbow to elbow, they push, slide, sprint and wrangle for victory. And it’s not easy. The steep downhill track is dotted with chicanes, jumps and rollers. First to the bottom wins. Since it first appeared in 2000, Red Bull Crashed Ice has de-veloped to become the most breathtaking winter sports events in the world.

And for this event, aside from the racers themselves, Comfort Inn Clifton Hill puts you at the center of the action. In addition to the elimination races and the big final on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, there are a ton of great events all over Clifton Hill. There’s the big Red Bull Official opening party at Rumours Nightclub on Thursday night and an incredible Street Party on Victoria Avenue until 4 a.m. on Friday night just to mention two. Of course anytime you visit Clifton Hill, you are at the heart of the entertainment district.

EVENT SCHEDULE
THURS, NOV 29
1:30 – 3pm National Shoot-Out Runs
9:00pm Rumours Red Bull Crashed Ice Party Featuring DJ Shub ($5 Cover)

FRI, NOV 30
2 – 3pm Athlete Elimination Rounds
6 – 8:30pm Team Challenge
7pm – 12am Block Party on Victoria Avenue featuring Arkells & Special Guests (FREE)

SAT, DEC 1
11am – 10pm Vendor Village
7-10pm Red Bull Crashed Ice Finals

Kelsey’s – which is connected to the Comfort hotel – has an amazing heated patio which will be open and just happens to be close to the stage area of the Victoria Avenue Street Party. It’ll be a great place to enjoy a drink and some finger food while enjoying live music from the street party. You may also want to check out Boston Pizza just a few steps down the hill.

It’s always a happening place a little later in the evening. On Friday night, it could be the ideal place to start your evening with some great food and a cocktail. Boston Pizza will also be great for Aprés Party. Perfect to warm-up and wind down after a great night of street party revelry. If you want a great night on the dance floor, you can check out the excitement at Rumours Night Club.

We’re also close to the Casinos and the immense Niagara Skywheel is right beside the hotel. And in addition to the great value of our room rates, we also offer great discounts on a host of Niagara attractions. One of the most popular is the Clifton Hill Fun Pass which you can pick up at the front desk, or even better, add to your reservation when you book using our Build a Custom Package link.

So head to Niagara for Red Bull Crashed Ice and find a warm welcome, great value, a beautiful indoor pool and whirlpool and enviable location at Comfort Inn Clifton Hill.

How to Get Here and Where to Park!
Need help finding your way to the Red Bull Crashed Ice and supporting eventst?  You may have been to the Falls 100 times, but have you ever came at the same time as over 100 thousand people?  November 29th – Dec 1st is going to be a busy weekend in Niagara Falls.  We don’t want you to stress or get worried you may not make it to this historical event so we have come up with a few possible routes for your journey here, and where you can find the best parking.

Route #1 From Highway 420
1.  Once you are on Highway 420 heading towards the falls
2.  Turn RIGHT onto Stanley Avenue
3.  Take Stanley past Lundy’s Lane
4.  LEFT on Robinson Street.
5.  Continue Straight and before you hit the dead end go LEFT into the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill back entrance.  Once parked, its a quick walk to the main event at Murray Street and supporting events On Clifton Hill.

Route #2 From Highway 20 (turns into Lundy’s Lane)
1.  Follow Highway 20 passed Thorold Towline Road (where it turns into Lundy’s Lane)
2.  Turn RIGHT onto Stanley Avenue
3.  Turn LEFT on Robinson Street
4.  Continue Straight and before you hit the dead end go LEFT into the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill back entrance.Once your here you will find parking spots and a quick walk to the Jolley Cut which takes you down to the event.

Route #3 From Thorold Stone Road
1.  If you are on the QEW heading south towards Niagara Falls you will see signs for Thorold Stone Road.
2.  Take the Thorold Stone Road exit and turn LEFT, continue all the way through to Stanley Avenue, slight right.
3.  Follow Stanley Ave past Highway 420 and Lundy’s Lane
4.  Turn LEFT on Robinson Street
5.  Continue Straight and before you hit the dead end go LEFT into the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill back entrance.  Once parked, its a quick walk to the main event at Murray Street and supporting events On Clifton Hill.

Route #4 From McLeod Road
1. On the QEW, head south towards the Falls and take the McLeod Rd exit and turn left.
2. Travel through to the Marineland Parkway and turn LEFT on Stanley Ave
3. Turn RIGHT onto Robsinson Street
4.  Continue Straight and before you hit the dead end go LEFT into the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill back entrance.  Once parked, its a quick walk to the main event at Murray Street and supporting events On Clifton Hill.

— Falls_Blog

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