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October 23, 2013 09:22 ET

Red Bull Crashed Ice Makes Epic Return to Quebec City for 2014 Finale

Re-Imagined Track Format and Location Among New Features Added to This Year's Final Event

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 23, 2013) - After intense anticipation worldwide, Canadian ice cross downhill mavericks can start sharpening their blades once again; the international Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship circuit will return to Quebec City, QC on March 22, 2014.

One year shy of its tenth anniversary in Quebec City -- renowned as the most iconic stop of the series throughout the World Championship's history -- this year's Red Bull Crashed Ice 2014 season finale stop will showcase the sport like never before, with a completely re-imagined and re-designed urban ice track. The course will be built on grounds that it hasn't landed on since 2006 and will explode beyond the streets of Quebec City to stretch across Parliament Hill, wind along the old city walls and curl down to a spectacular finish line. This new design creates a more open, crowd-friendly space and offers longer sight lines for spectators. Additional track and event details will be released over the coming months.

ABOUT RED BULL CRASHED ICE
A combination of hockey, boardercross, and downhill skiing, Red Bull Crashed Ice sets a thrilling stage for intrepid male and female amateur and pro hockey players from around the globe. No flat surfaces here -- instead, daring racers hurtle down an ice track showcasing their strength, speed, and technique while battling massive jumps, gaping drops, hairpin turns and each other to an icy, epic finish.

Since the circuit's kick-off in 2001, Red Bull Crashed Ice has touched down in over 30 countries around the world and the sport's popularity continues to explode. The competition reached new heights last year, drawing over 300,000 spectators internationally over the course of five World Championship races. This season promises to deliver more bone-chilling action than ever, as daredevil athletes push themselves even further in pursuit of icy victory. This will include Calgary's own Kyle Croxall who, after a heart-breaking second place finish overall last year, will be hungry to re-claim the top podium spot on Canadian soil this year.

2014's Quebec City season finale will also feature the only women's race on the international Red Bull Crashed Ice circuit, where Ottawa's Fannie Desforges will be looking to defend her first-place title overall. 

RED BULL CRASHED ICE 2014 CALENDAR:

February 1, 2014 Helsinki, Finland
February 22, 2014  Saint Paul (MN), USA
March 8, 2014  Moscow, Russia
March 22, 2014  Quebec City (QC), Canada

THINK YOU'VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES? REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
With its icy thrills and chilling spills, Red Bull Crashed Ice continues the quest to find Canada's most brazen athletes to take on the ice cross downhill challenge. From October 23 until January 26, 2014, fearless male and female athletes from across the country are invited to register online at www.redbullcrashedice.com for the chance to participate in one of the 12 qualifying events that will take place across Canada in February.

A lottery will randomly select 200 men and 20 women (per qualifying city) to participate in each Qualifier event, which will consist of individual speed trials on a traditional ice-hockey surface. The top participants from each qualifier (100 men and 20 women in total) who demonstrate the best speed, skill, agility, and strength will earn a spot to battle to the bottom of the massive ice course in Quebec City, QC. The top 64 Canadian men and 16 women will earn their spot for the season finale race in Quebec City.

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