Media Alert - Red Bull Crashed Ice participants skate for top 64 spots in finals



    QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Trains, planes and automobiles have brought
120 Red Bull Crashed Ice national and international participants from
11 countries to Quebec City to compete in the fastest sport on skates.
Participants will race against the clock TONIGHT at 7 p.m. down a one-of-kind
535 m urban ice track - that twists through Canada's steepest streets - for
the opportunity to be among the top 64 who advance to the finals. Check out
the results and download images or video footage at
ftp://ftp.redbullcrashedice.ca/ following the qualifying round.
    And Friday night is just the tip of the iceberg. The top 64 from
tonight's qualifier will compete in the main event on Saturday night beginning
at 7 p.m. To determine a champion, consecutive heats of four skaters in a
double elimination bracket will narrow the field down from the top
64 qualifiers to a final four. With the last four at the start line it will be
fastest to the bottom that is crowned Red Bull Crashed Ice champion.
    Red Bull Crashed Ice, a combination of hockey, downhill skiing and
boardercross, will take over the historic district of Old Quebec for the third
year in a row. Hockey players and action-sports enthusiasts from
coast-to-coast will have the chance to race through Quebec City and battle
three other skaters on a course riddled with massive vertical drops,
razor-sharp turns, jumps and steps.

    
    What:  Red Bull Crashed Ice qualifier results, images and video footage

    When:  Friday, January 25, 2008 after 9 p.m.

    Where: ftp://ftp.redbullcrashedice.ca/
           Username: camedia
           Password: NuWeWe8r (case sensitive)
    





For further information:

For further information: For media in Quebec, please contact Emilie
Verret, Edelman, (514) 209-5305; For more outside Quebec, please contact
Melissa Graham, Edelman, (416) 885-6389

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