Insanity on Ice
In a first for the City of Leduc, the Leduc Recreation Cetnre is hosting an extremely popular up and coming sport qualifier on February 8, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm. The Red Bull Crashed Ice Qualifier is like nothing this City has seen before.
Crashed Ice is a fairly new sport with its first circuit taking place in 2001. Billed as "The most unique and challenging sport of its kind it is a combination of hockey, boardercross, and downhill skiing." it is becoming known as "ice cross downhill". At last years' championships over 300,000 people lined the race route to watch the excitement.
The final championships for this season will be taking place on an urban ice track in Quebec City but the qualifier will be happening right here in Leduc. Organizers are expecting up to 200 men and 20 women plus another possible 50 walk up entrants to be competing on Feb. 8th.
The championship course in Quebec City occurs on a winding street track with changing ice surfaces and a hilly, undulating track where speeds can reach up to 60 km/h. While the qualifier in Leduc will be taking place on the flat ice surface at the LRC. The track will still challenge competitors with obstacles such as jumps, slides and quick turns as the racers compete two by two down the course with the person with the fastest time moving on.
Registration is currently underway and interested parties can enter online at:
Some of the information for the article and the picture was taken from the Red Bull website at: http://www.redbullcontentpool.com/
For more information on the exciting new sport follow the link to the Red Bull site and type Crashed Ice into the search bar at the top of the homepage.
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