Red Bull Crashed Ice Returns to Quebec City November 2016

Red Bull Crashed Ice Returns to Quebec City November 2016

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Canada kicks-off the race calendar for the first time, followed by new Red Bull Crashed Ice locations,
a new Women’s title and Riders Cup events around the world as the fastest sport on skates continues to grow.

QUEBEC CITY, September 22, 2015 – The Ice Cross Downhill World Championship debuts its 16th season earlier than ever before this year, with a return to Quebec City this November 27-28, 2015. The championship series will then continue in Germany, followed by a first ever race in Jyväskylä-Laajis Finland, with the final competition of the season concluding stateside in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

“For the growth of the sport of Ice Cross Downhill, it’s exciting and important for us to bring Red Bull Crashed Ice to new audiences as well as audiences that have consistently supported the event,” reflects Christian Papillon, Red Bull Crashed Ice Sport Director, “the past nine editions (2006 – 2014) of Red Bull Crashed Ice in Quebec City were a tremendous success and the city offers the perfect backdrop and energy to open the 2015/16 season”.

NEW ATHLETE RECRUITMENT
Canada has historically hosted local qualifier events across the country to recruit athletes to compete in the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship. Starting this season, The ATSX Federation (All Terrain Skate Cross / www.atsx.org) will emerge as the governing body for the sport of Ice Cross Downhill, requiring all eligible athletes to become ATSX Federation members in order to register for one or multiple Red Bull Crashed Ice and Riders Cup events. A full overview of rules and standings will be available soon at www.atsx.org.

NEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The new Women’s World Championship will make its eagerly awaited debut this season. For the first time, there will be a women’s competition at each Red Bull Crashed Ice race with a female World Champion crowned at the end of the season. Canada has consistently supported the women’s contingent of Ice Cross Downhill; since 2010 it has incorporated a women’s event into Red Bull Crashed Ice events.

RETURN OF THE RIDERS CUP EVENTS
As the sport continues to grow, there will also be six Riders Cup races on the 2015/2016 calendar: three in North America, which includes a stop in Sherbrooke, Quebec and three in Europe. The athlete who accumulates the most points combined from three of the four Red Bull Crashed Ice events and from three of the six Riders Cup races will be crowned Ice Cross Downhill World Champion.

“We’ve now got more riders than ever dedicated to year-round Ice Cross Downhill training”, says Christian Papillon, “we’re even seeing athletes from various sporting backgrounds joining the competition. Those expecting to podium this year won’t be able to rely on natural talent alone anymore, the competition will be tougher than ever”.

CANADIAN ATHLETES ON TOP
Defending champion and Canadian hometown hero, Scott Croxall (ON), will have his work cut out for him this season as he tries to keep his title against those closely trailing him; American, Cameron Naasz and Canadian, Dean Moriarity. In the past six years, no athlete has been able to hold the championship title two seasons in a row. Past titles include Marco Dallago of Austria (2014 world champion), Derek Wedge of Switzerland (2013), Kyle Croxall of Canada (2012) and Martin Niefnecker of Germany (2010).

RED BULL CRASHED ICE 2015/16 RACE CALENDAR

November 27-28, 2015 Red Bull Crashed Ice Québec City, CAN
January 8-9, 2016 Red Bull Crashed Ice Germany
January 29-30, 2016 Red Bull Crashed Ice Jyväskylä-Laajis, FIN
February 26-27, 2016 Red Bull Crashed Ice Saint Paul, MN, USA

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. Since the circuit’s kick-off in 2001, the event has touched down in over 30 countries around the world and the sport is entering its 16th year of international competition, Ice Cross Downhill is recognized as the most unique and challenging sport of its kind, showcasing athletes hurtling themselves down an urban ice track that weaves through city streets at speeds of over 50 km/hr. 2014/2015’s events alone brought out crowds of over 250,000 spectators.

CURRENT STANDINGS
2015 Ice Cross Downhill World Championship Standings: 1. Scott Croxall (CAN) 3325 points; 2. Cameron Naasz (USA) 2512,50; 3. Dean Moriarity (CAN) 2375; 4. Kyle Croxall (CAN) 2315; 5. Dylan Moriarity (CAN) 2140; 6. Marco Dallago (AUT) 1987,50; 7. Paavo Klintrup (FIN) 1230; 8. Miikkaa Jouhkimainen (FIN) 1222,5; 9. Tristan Dugerdil (FRA) 1012,5; 10. Dan Witty (USA) 975

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