Red Bull Crashed Ice Comes to Niagara Falls

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Good News for extreme sports fans, the energy drink company Red Bull has announced they will be stopping in Niagara Falls for their Crashed Ice Event!
Crashed Ice is a downhill skating race done by extreme sports lovers, and the races are similar to ski or snowboard cross. Four competitors on skates and full hockey padding race down a 350-metre course full of tight turns, jumps and drops. The courses are about four metres wide and are refrigerated like a hockey rink.
The Niagara Falls stop is scheduled for December 1st and has the potential to bring in more than 80,00 spectators along the side lines.  The Crashed Ice World Championship finale in Quebec City last year drew 110,000 people.  There is no final say yet on where the course will be laid out through Niagara Falls, BUT from hear say the route may be  starting in the upper parking lot of the Skylon Tower, exit onto Murray St. and then continue down the hill before turning left toward the finish line in Queen Victoria Park.
For those who want to compete, Red Bull Crashed Ice will open registration for the two Canadian World Series stops on Sept. 4. Registration will take place online at and will remain open until Sept. 30.
What: Red Bull Crashed Ice
Who: Downhill skaters racing fourcross style
Where: Niagara Falls
When: Nov. 29 to Dec. 1
Cost: $700,000
Dec. 1, 2012 Niagara Falls
Jan. 26, 2013 Saint Paul, Minn.
Feb. 16, 2013 Kazan (Russia)
March 2, 2013 Lausanne (Switzerland)
March 16, 2013 Quebec City
If you are looking to book accommodations for the event, click here, and to find other fun things to do in Niagara Falls before or after the events feel free to visit the Clifton Hill website.

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