After the incredible success of 2013, Red Bull Crashed Ice returns to the historic district of Québec City for the ice cross downhill World Championship on March 22, 2014.
Get up close and personal with these male and female daredevils and find out what it takes to fight to the finish line.
Start: Parliament Building, 1045, rue des Parlementaires, G1A 1A3
Course: Along the Fortifications of Québec
Finish Line: Place D'Youville
World Championship Season Finale: March 22, 2014
Since 2006, the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship sets a thrilling stage for fearless competitors from Canada and around the globe. Every year, over 120,000 screaming fans line the cobblestone streets as they watch 80 participants soar down the icy course.
These ice cross downhill mavericks must battle their way to the bottom of a 594-metre urban ice track built with massive drops, hairpin turns, big-air jumps, drop-offs, and gaps at speeds of more than 60 km/h. On March 22, 2014, the world’s ice masters will carve a new era on skates in this heart-pumping and breath-taking spectacle on ice.
Here's how the competition goes down (literally!). Consecutive heats of four skaters race head-to-head until only four men and four women are left. The top four then fight it out for the first place for both the men's and women's divisions.
Hard to imagine? Click to view a short clip.
Now, all eyes are on Québec City!