MEDIA ALERT - Think you're fast enough? Red Bull Crashed Ice is now drafting athletes

- From September 4 - 30, 2012, Canadian adventure-seekers can register online for the chance to compete against the world's best ice cross downhill athletes -

TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship will be bigger than ever in 2012/13 with icy thrills and chilling spills — this time for two stops in Canada. Red Bull Crashed Ice is now drafting athletes, continuing the quest to find the country's most brazen athletes to take on the ice cross downhill challenge. From September 4th until September 30th @ 11:59pm EST, fearless male and female athletes are invited to register online at www.redbullcrashedice.com for the chance to participate in one of the 12 qualifying events that will take place across Canada in October. Even though there are two Canadian stops - this year with the series kicking off in Niagara Falls, ON and coming to a season finale in Quebec City, QC -- athletes will only have one chance to compete in the 2013 world championship, with only one registration process and one round of qualifiers for both Canadian stops.

Think you're fierce enough? Thrill seekers have until September 30th to register for their names to be entered in a lottery that will randomly select 200 men and 20 women (per qualifying city) to participate in each qualifying event, which consists of individual speed trials on a traditional ice-hockey surface. Red Bull Crashed Ice will also allow 50 walk-up spots per qualifying city (as time permits and registration allows). The 50 walk-ups (first come, first serve) will join the 200 men and 20 women selected via the lottery eligible to take part in the qualifiers as they all vie to skate into Niagara Falls.

The top participants from each qualifier (100 men and 20 women in total) who demonstrate the best speed, skill, agility, and strength will earn a spot to battle to the bottom of the massive ice course in Niagara Falls, ON. After the race in Niagara Falls on December 1st, the top 64 Canadian men and 16 women will earn their spot for the season finale race in Quebec City.

CANADIAN QUALIFYING EVENTS
Twelve qualifying events are set to take place across Canada, and details about exact locations can be found on www.redbullcrashedice.com.  At the qualifiers, athletes will face two identical obstacle courses where skaters will tackle the course two at a time. The top overall scores based on speed and agility will identify the best of the best who will advance to the season opener in Niagara Falls on December 1, 2012.

October 13: Ottawa, ON
October 13: Halifax, NS
October 13: Saskatoon, SK
October 13: Vancouver, BC
October 14: Winnipeg, MB
October 16: St. Catharines, ON
October 17: Toronto, ON
October 20: London, ON
October 21: Quebec City, QC
October 27: Montreal, QC
October 27: Calgary, AB
October 31: Edmonton, AB

ABOUT RED BULL CRASHED ICE
A combination of hockey, boardercross, and downhill skiing, Red Bull Crashed Ice sets a thrilling stage for intrepid male and female amateur and pro hockey players from around the globe.  No flat surfaces here - instead, daring racers hurtle down an ice track showcasing their strength, speed, and technique while battling massive jumps, gaping drops, hairpin turns and each other to the icy, epic finish.

Each stop of the 2013 World Championship features shoot-outs for national and international athletes. The fastest 64 Canadian and 64 international athletes from each shoot-out advance to the elimination round where the ice mavericks are seeded into brackets of four, as the two skaters from each bracket with the highest speeds advance to the finals.

2013 RACE CALENDAR
December 1, 2012 
January 26, 2013  
February 16, 2013 
March 2, 2013  
March 16, 2013  
Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada)
Saint Paul, Minnesota (USA)
TBD (Russia)
Lausanne (Switzerland)
Quebec City, Quebec (Canada)

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SOURCE: Red Bull Crashed Ice

For further information:

Melissa Legaspi / Catherine Pouliot
Edelman
416-849-3387 / 514-816-4812
Melissa.Legaspi@edelman.comCatherine.Pouliot@edelman.com   

Josée Laperrière
Red Bull
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Josee.Laperriere@ca.redbull.com

Media in Quebec City, please contact:
Marie-Claire D'Aoust
Gestev
418-802-6275
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