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March 15, 2015 02:45 ET

70,000 Edmonton Spectators Cheer Scott Croxall on to 2015 Red Bull Crashed Ice Victory

First Ever Red Bull Crashed Ice Event Edmonton Made History, Country Celebrates Ten Years of the Event in Canada

EDMONTON, AB--(Marketwired - March 15, 2015) - Scott Croxall clinched the 2015 Ice Cross Downhill World Championship title tonight, restoring Canada's national pride in the world's fastest sport on skates. The final showdown of the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship touched down in Western Canada for the first time ever, bringing 70,000 thrilled spectators on-site making it the largest crowd ever to attend a single-day public sporting event in downtown Edmonton.

"This crowd got me through the night," Scott reflects, "You could hear fans banging on the boards coming around every turn. Especially being Canadian, it was amazing to be here…all we want is for the sport to keep growing".

In the most memorable and exhausting season yet, with eight back-to-back races (including four Riders Cup events), second place overall went to Cameron Naasz (USA) and third to Dean Moriarity (CAN). Salla Kyhala of Finland won the women's race ahead of Canada's Elaine Topolnisky and Tamara Kajah.

Tonight's main event, the 36thRed Bull Crashed Ice since 2001, featured a spectacular 415-metre long track of man-made ice with a vertical drop of 45 metres that connected buildings of Edmonton's bustling downtown with the banks of the frozen North Saskatchewan River. It took almost a full month to build and was one of the most unique in history.

A Decade Of Thrills: 10 Years Of Red Bull Crashed Ice

It was the 10thstraight year that Canada hosted Red Bull Crashed Ice -- more than any other country.

Canadians also won two of the four Riders Cup races this year, reiterating Canadian dominance in the discipline around the world. For a decade, Ice Cross Downhill has entertained Canadian fans and elevated the sport to new heights. Thousands of Canadians have competed since the first Red Bull Crashed Ice event and the track has evolved dramatically, redesigned each year to continue challenging athletes' skill.

Results

Edmonton Results (MEN): 1. Cameron Naasz (USA), 2. Scott Croxall (CAN), 3. Tommy Mertz (USA), 4. Dean Moriarity (CAN), 5. Dylan Moriarity (CAN), 6. Adam Horst (CAN), 7. Paavo Klintrup (FIN), 8. Daniel Bergeson (USA), 9. Tristan Dugerdil (FRA), 10. Fabian Mels (GER)

Edmonton Results (WOMEN): 1. Salla Kyhala (FIN), 2. Elaine Topolnisky (CAN), 3. Tamara Kajah (CAN), 4. Maxie Plante (CAN).

Final World Championship Standings: 1. Scott Croxall (CAN) 3325 points, 2. Cameron Naasz (USA) 2512.5 3. Dean Moriarity (CAN) 2375, 4. Kyle Croxall (CAN) 2315, 5. Dylan Moriarity (CAN) 2140, 6. Marco Dallago (AUT) 1987.5, 7. Paavo Klintrup (FIN) 1230, 8. Miikaa Jouhkimainen (FIN) 1222.5

About Red Bull Crashed Ice

Ice Cross Downhill is entering its 15thyear of international competition, and is recognized as the most unique and challenging sport of its kind. A combination of hockey, boardercross, and downhill skiing, athletes hurtle down an urban ice track that weaves through city streets at speeds of up to 60 km/hr. Since 2001, there have been Red Bull Crashed Ice races in 15 different cities and more than 10 different countries. 2014's events alone brought out crowds of over 300,000.

Red Bull Crashed Ice Newsroom

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