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January 22, 2007 10:00 ET

Freestyle Motocross to Make Its Debut in Ottawa

The biggest and baddest tricks are coming to Scotiabank Place on Saturday, March 3

AURORA, ILLINOIS--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 22, 2007) - Live Nation-Motor Sports announced today that Freestyle Motocross (FMX), the premier freestyle motocross tour in North America, will be making its first appearance at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, on Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Nine riders will participate in a no-holds barred competition, throwing out some of the most awe-inspiring tricks ever seen. The Heel Clicker, Cliff Hanger, and Superman Seat Grab are just some of the tricks that will be showcased at this event as riders will throw their 250cc bikes an unbelievable 40 feet in the air. The competitors participate both in a 45-second preliminary run as well as a 60-second semi-final run, intended to narrow the field down to the final four. The four finalists then try to put it all together for a 70 second final run to take home the event win and the valuable championship points on the line at each round.

A panel of judges is assigned to each event. A score is given from each judge ranging from 0-100 points with 100 being the best possible run. The scores are added and averaged giving the rider a final score from 0-100 for the run. The last man sitting in the "hot seat" gets to take home the trophy and all the glory.

Also featured at the event will be action from the BMX demo and the one and only Cannon Lady.

Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. Prices will be $30 (gold circle) and $25, with discounts available for kids and groups. Prices include all taxes, but exclude CRF and convenience charges. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by calling 613-599-FANS or 1-877-788-FANS, or in person at all Ottawa-Gatineau area Sports Experts locations or the Scotiabank Place box office. For group discounts, please call 613-599-0210 or email at GroupSales@scotiabankplace.com.

About IFMA® Freestyle Motocross

IFMA Freestyle Motocross, the leading freestyle motocross tour in the world, features some of today's most talented athletes, performing aerial acrobatics while clearing 70' gaps and climbing up to three stories high on off-road motorcycles. IFMA Freestyle Motocross events play to sold-out stadiums and arenas nationwide. More information about IFMA Freestyle Motocross can be found by visiting www.freestylemotocrossonline.com

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