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January 06, 2014 08:30 ET

Red Bull Crashed Ice Now Drafting Canadian Athletes to Compete in World Championships

Online Registration for Local Qualifiers Open Until January 26, 2014, Top Performers Advance to Quebec City Season Finale

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - January 06, 2014) - Red Bull Crashed Ice is back on its quest to find Canada's most brazen winter athletes; registration is now open for local Qualifier events across Canada. Fearless male and female athletes can register online at until January 26, 2014 (at 11:59 p.m. EST) for the chance to participate in one of 12 qualifying events taking place across Canada this February. Only the quickest and most agile skaters will advance to the international ice cross downhill season finale in Quebec City, QC on March 22, 2014.

Once Registration closes, a lottery will randomly select 200 men and 20 women (per qualifying city) to participate in each of the 12 Qualifier events. Qualifiers will consist of speed trials on traditional ice-hockey surfaces. Two athletes at a time will skate identical obstacle courses in pursuit of the quickest course completion time. Only those with the top overall Qualifier skate scores will earn a spot to compete in Quebec City. 100 male and 24 female Qualifier participants in total (from all 12 Qualifier events) will earn a spot to battle to the bottom of the massive ice course in Quebec City's season finale race.

Details about exact Qualifier locations can be found at

February 2: Halifax, NS
February 7: Toronto, ON
February 8: Ottawa, ON/Edmonton, AB/Montreal, QC
February 11: London, ON
February 12: Windsor, ON
February 14: Calgary, AB
February 15: Quebec City, QC
February 17: Saskatoon, SK
February 21: Vancouver, BC
February 23: Winnipeg, MB

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

Ice cross downhill is renowned as the most unique and challenging sport of its kind. A combination of hockey, boardercross, and downhill skiing, Red Bull Crashed Ice sets a thrilling stage for intrepid male and female amateur winter athletes. Athletes hurtle down an urban ice track that weaves through city streets at speeds of over 60 km/hr.

Since the circuit's kick-off in 2001, Red Bull Crashed Ice has touched down in over 30 countries around the world, drawing more than 300,000 spectators last year alone. This year's Quebec City season finale is in its ninth year; the season finale is consistently renowned as the most iconic stop of the circuit. This year's Quebec City track will feature a completely re-imagined and re-designed urban ice track in a location that it hasn't landed on since 2006. 

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