Red Bull Looking For Skating Qualifiers

Qualifying for Red Bull Crashed Ice starts on 26 January at the WFCU Centre. Image courtesy of Red Bull.

Qualifying for Red Bull Crashed Ice starts on 26 January at the WFCU Centre. Image courtesy of Red Bull.

By Rosie Shipton

(WINDSOR, ON) – The fastest sport on skates is back for its 2014 season and local athletes have the chance to participate.

Red Bull Crashed Ice is once again on a quest to find Canada’s most brazen winter athletes; registration is now open for the local qualifying event at the WFCU CentreFearless male and female athletes can register online until January 26 at 11:59 pm, EST, for the chance to participate in a qualifier event at the WFCU Centre on Wednesday February 12.

Only the quickest and most agile skaters will advance to the international ice cross downhill season finale against the iconic backdrop of Quebec City, QC, on March 22.

Once registration closes, a lottery will randomly select 200 men and 20 women from Windsor-Essex to participate in a qualifying event at the WFCU Centre, which will consist of speed trials on traditional ice-hockey surfaces.

Athletes will skate two at a time on identical obstacle courses in pursuit of the fastest course completion time. Only the top 100 male and 24 female Qualifier participants with the top overall skate scores will earn a spot to battle to the bottom of the massive ice course in Quebec City’s season finale race.

Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship 2014 Calendar

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

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