Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series has a new stop part of the 2013 Tour : Niagara Falls on December 1st, 2012.
Take some of the best and toughest ice-hockey players in the world, a sizzling atmosphere, stunning surroundings, tonnes of steel, a huge cooling system and thousands of square metres of frozen water. The result? Red Bull Crashed Ice! Since the first ever race back in 2000 Red Bull Crashed Ice has developed to become the most breathtaking winter sports events in the world. Ice-hockey aces hurtle down courses up to 500 metres in length in groups of four, shoulder to shoulder, as they fight it out for victory. The whole race is held on a steep downhill track dotted with chicanes, jumps and rollers. Pushing, sliding, sprinting and wrangling are all on the menu as the athletes race down the course, but the rules are, in fact, very simple: first to the bottom wins. Shaken, of course, but not stirred …
From Stockholm to Moscow, Davos to Prague, Quebec to Minnesota: Red Bull Crashed Ice has already played host to its fair share of insane action since the first event back in 2000. In 2009, it was Arttu Pihlainen (FIN) and Crashed Ice legend Jasper Felder (SWE) who triumphed in the races in Quebec City (CAN) and Lausanne (SUI) respectively, defying temperatures way below zero to fire up the huge crowds of up to 50,000 onlookers.
Red Bull Crashed Ice promises to rock and awe with its epic features and proportions. Running 460 metres (1,509 feet) in length, an average width of 4.5 metres (15 feet), the Red Bull Crashed Ice course unfurls into a massive total of 2,500 square metres (26,910 square feet) of ice! The race will start under the gaze of the world’s famous 775-feet tall Skylon Tower and will conclude by one of the seven natural wonders of the world – Niagara Falls. The start gates are the first and last chance for skaters to enjoy the spectacular views of Niagara Falls and Buffalo, New York, as they’ll quickly be storming down Murray Street to the cheers of thousands of screaming fans.
Strategically located next to the course at the finish line, the Red Bull Crashed Fan Zone will open its doors from 6:00pm on Saturday, December 1, providing spectators with a privileged and unparalleled view of the competition, and an on-site ambiance that will leave no one out in the cold. DJs will be setting the tone for the evening and ice cross downhill aficionados will have all they need – music, beverages and hot food for sale, and private bathroom – to celebrate the victory of the first champion of the season until 11:00pm.
**PLEASE NOTE** THIS IS A FREE EVENT. TICKETS ARE FOR SPECIAL DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY.
Order your tickets now… space is limited! Tickets are available from $32.00 + HST and include access to the Red Bull Crashed Ice Fan Zone on December 1st, as well as a Red Bull beverage. Limit of four tickets per purchase.
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
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