Red Bull Crashed Ice Slams Into Ottawa


Ice cross downhill is the fastest sport on skates. Take some of the best and toughest skaters in the world, a sizzling atmosphere, stunning surroundings, and thousands of square metres of frozen water. The result? Red Bull Crashed Ice! Athletes skate down a massive ice track filled with drops, hairpin turns, and gaps at speeds of more than 50 km/h.

Imagine the world’s best athletes competing for the ultimate title during the final showdown on the iconic locks of the Rideau Canal, overlooking Parliament Hill and the famous Chateau Laurier. Will Canadian favourite Scott Croxall reclaim his title on top of the podium?

Since the first-ever race back in 2001, Red Bull Crashed Ice has developed into one of the world's most breathtaking winter sports events. Riders hurtle down courses up to 600 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 and sprinting are all on the agenda as the athletes race down the course, but the rules are very simple: first to the bottom wins.

Hundreds of thousands of spectators have watched the races on the ever-more advanced tracks – on ski slopes in the mountains and through urban valleys in city centres. While in the past the races were staged as individual events, it is a formal World Championship since 2010.


Friday March 3

10:00-12:30 | Shootouts

17:30 | Gates Open

20:00-21:30 | World Junior Championship

Saturday March 4

18:00 | Gates Open to General Public

20:30-22:00 | 2017 Ice Cross Downhill World Finals

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