TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - The capital city of Bavaria is preparing for the first ever Red Bull Crashed Ice on German soil on January 16, 2010. One hundred athletes from around the world will battle their way to the bottom in Munich's Olympiapark - built for the 1972 Summer Olympics. A combination of downhill skating, hockey and boardercross, the course at Red Bull Crashed Ice Munich features a stunning 386-metre ice track with banked turns, challenging curves, fearsome obstacles and drops all the way down to the park's Olympic Lake. On their way down the serpentine ice track the main challenge for the athletes will be the banked curve, where they will have to try to keep their speed up on the open stretch of ice with a pylon at the end that can be circled from either side.
Battling for the glory and representing Canada are the country's top three performers: Gabriel Andre (Edmonton, AB), 2006 champion, Quebec City; Kevin Olson (Lethbridge, AB), 2007 champion, Quebec City and Helsinki; and top performer Christian Papillon (Quebec City, QC).
A live web stream of Red Bull Crashed Ice Munich will be available at www.redbullcrashedice.com, on January 16th, 2010 at 6:45PM CET (12:45pm ET).
Video will be available via satellite downlink:
Date: January 16, 2010
Time: 17.30 - 18.00 ET (equals 22.30 - 23.00 GMT)
Satellite: Intelsat 805 at 55,5 degrees West
Txp. 13 C - Channel C (9 MHz c-band)
Downlink Frequency: 3891,500 MHZ
Downlink Polarisation: vertical (Y)
Code: Tandberg 4:2:0
SR 6.1113 msym/sec
FEC 3/4 clear key
Video Standard: 525/NTSC 16:9 SD feed
Audio: Ch 1: international sound left, Ch 2: international sound
About Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship
Red Bull Crashed Ice is the most exciting sport on skates, this universe or the next. Already, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world have witnessed the action-packed new sport of ice-cross downhill in cities with rich hockey roots, including its debut in Stockholm, Sweden (2000), Klagenfurt, Austria (2001), Duluth, Minnesota, USA (2003, 2004), Moscow, Russia (2004), Prague, Czech Republic (2005, 2009), Helsinki, Finland (2007), Davos, Switzerland (2008), Lausanne, Switzerland (2009) along with its exciting fourth Canadian showing last year in Quebec City.
Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship is now drafting Canadian athletes for Quebec. To register please visit: www.facebook.com/redbullcanada or www.redbullcrashedice.com.
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