Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, ON
Tentative - based on enough interest and there being no snow for the snowboarding event scheduled on the same day. We will only do 1 of snowboarding or Crashed Ice
Add yourself to the waiting list. You will only be added to ATTENDING IF you answer the RSVP questions.
Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series has a new stop part of the 2013 Tour : Niagara Falls on December 1st, 2012.
Take some of the best and toughest ice-hockey players in the world, a sizzling atmosphere, stunning surroundings, tonnes of steel, a huge cooling system and thousands of square metres of frozen water. The result? Red Bull Crashed Ice! Since the first ever race back in 2000 Red Bull Crashed Ice has developed to become the most breathtaking winter sports events in the world. Ice-hockey aces hurtle down courses up to 500 metres in length in groups of four, shoulder to shoulder, as they fight it out for victory. The whole race is held on a steep downhill track dotted with chicanes, jumps and rollers. Pushing, sliding, sprinting and wrangling are all on the menu as the athletes race down the course, but the rules are, in fact, very simple: first to the bottom wins. Shaken, of course, but not stirred …
From Stockholm to Moscow, Davos to Prague, Quebec to Minnesota: Red Bull Crashed Ice has already played host to its fair share of insane action since the first event back in 2000. In 2009, it was Arttu Pihlainen (FIN) and Crashed Ice legend Jasper Felder (SWE) who triumphed in the races in Quebec City (CAN) and Lausanne (SUI) respectively, defying temperatures way below zero to fire up the huge crowds of up to 50,000 onlookers.
Red Bull Crashed Ice is in fact much like ski cross on skates. Competitors wearing full protective equipment race down a 350-metre-long icy track four at a time, reaching speeds up to 70 km/h.
The course is expected to start at the Skylon Tower with competitors heading down Murray Hill before making a sharp left turn into Queen Victoria Park.
The races have typically attracted around 80,000 spectators, but the world championship in Quebec City last year drew 110,000.
The race is from 7-11pm. We will carpool in and arrive in the afternoon to spend some time in the area attractions. We will take a vote from those going as to what we will do that day.
I may arrange an overnight stay if enough people are interested.
Car pooling will be arranged (cost will be apporox $20 per person + share of parking costs paid direct to the driver). Please indicate if you can drive or if you need a ride by answering the RSVP questions. If you do not indicate that you need a ride, I will not know to arrange one for you. Rides will be allocated based on your response order so those that confirm attendance and indicate they need a ride first will be allocated space first
Answers to the questions are required for me to organize carpooling. This is mandatory.
If you do not answer the questions, your RSVP will be removed or moved to the waiting list. If RSVP questions are not answered, you will not be allocated a ride.
PLEASE NOTE THAT RSVP QUESTIONS WILL NOT POP UP WHEN YOU RSVP IF YOU RSVP FROM A MEETUP PHONE APP.
RSVP's will close a week or so before the event if we are a go so I can arrange car pools and rides for everyone.
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