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29 Canadians Advance to Ice Cross Downhill World Championship Finals

Elimination Round Primes Canada, Austria and the USA for World Finals Victory, Couch Garden Crew Crowned Ice Cross Downhill Team World Champion

QUEBEC CITY, QC--(Marketwired - March 22, 2014) -  Day two of the 2014 Ice Cross Downhill World Championship season finale wrapped with a total of 29 Canadians advancing through to the World Finals race on March 22, 2014. The International Shootout, Elimination Round and Team Competition prepared Quebec City for what will be an unforgettable World Finals race tomorrow night, where thousands will watch Canadian favourites, including Scott Croxall of Calgary (ranked 3rd overall) and Dean Moriarty of Montreal (ranked 8th overall), battle for icy glory. Canada, Austria and the USA continue to lead the world standings, with hometown hero John Fisher, of Unionville, ON powering down the gruelling 480-m urban ice track in the fastest time in today's International Shootout.

"This is the best track I've seen all season and it feels great to compete on home soil," Fisher recounts. "I know that I can win, I just can't get too confident now."

The International Shootout determined the strongest 32 Ice Cross Downhill athletes of the season, who will automatically advance to tomorrow's final event. Today's Elimination Round gave another 64 Canadian and International men one last chance to battle for a place in the World Finals on Saturday night, with Canadians representing a clear majority of the 32 advancing athletes.

The top 64 Ice Cross Downhill athletes of the Red Bull Crashed Ice 2014 season now wait with baited breath to be part of the most challenging World Championship race in history. The final races will start tomorrow with the women's World Finals, followed by the 2014 Ice Cross Downhill World Championship race, certain to be the most memorable of the year.

The 2014 Ice Cross Downhill Team World Champions

Marco Dallago's powerhouse team, Couch Garden Crew, arrived in Quebec City leading the Team Competition ranks from their first three performances in Helsinki, Saint Paul, and Moscow this season. Canada's hometown team Living The Dream finished the Team Challenge in second place, just 50 points behind the number one team and falling short of a victory. In the end, the Couch Garden Crew secured their dominance in the Team Competition, pulling off a clutch victory to be crowned the 2014 Ice Cross Downhill Team World Champion.

Media Schedule:

Saturday, March 22 | FINALS

 Media Centre open at Hilton Hotel (Villeray) 9:00am - 12:30am

 Track Explanation with Claudio Caluori (meet at Media Centre) 1:00pm - 2:00pm

 Ice Cross Downhill World Championship Finals (Women's race first) 7:00pm - 10:00pm

 Press conference at Media Centre in Hilton Hotel (Tourny)** 10:30pm - 11:00pm

**Immediately following the finals, media are invited to the Media Centre for the winners' press conference. Live in-person interviews with top international, Canadian and female athletes available.

The 2014 Ice Cross Downhill World Championship

The only sport of its kind and arguably the fastest sport on skates, the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship has returned to Quebec City for the ninth consecutive event this week. Over a series of elimination rounds, heats of athletes from across Canada and around the world race down a 480-metre urban ice track that swerves through the streets of Quebec City, chock-full of new obstacles that includes a first-ever 3m ice gap.

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 athletes from around the globe. This 2014 season featured four world championship races, in Helsinki, Saint Paul, Moscow and Quebec City. World Champions are crowed through the points they rack up at each stop; points are up for grabs at every international stop and the 'Ice Cross Downhill World Champion' is the competitor who has accumulated the most points over the course of the season.

Since the first race in 2001 in Stockholm, Red Bull Crashed Ice has touched down in over 10 countries around the world and the sport's popularity continues to explode. The competition reached new heights in 2013, drawing over 300,000 spectators internationally over the course of five World Championship races last year alone.

Red Bull Crashed Ice Newsroom

The Red Bull Crashed Ice Newsroom (redbullcrashedicenewsroom.com) allows media partners to view, retrieve, display, and share hi-res photos, recordings and moving images of every Red Bull Crashed Ice stop, completely free of charge.

For more news and content including media accreditation, please visit the newsroom at www.redbullcrashedicenewsroom.com. Throughout every Red Bull Crashed Ice event, results are also posted in real-time to www.redbullcrashedice.com/results.

Watch all the action Live

Canadians can catch all of the Red Bull Crashed Ice action LIVE on Rogers Sportsnet and TVA on March 22, 2014 starting at 8:30pm EST (Sportsnet) and 8:20pm EST (TVA). Fans can also tune in to the live stream of the event on redbullcrashedice.com, redbull.tv, and the Red Bull TV app via Apple TV. All four 2014 events are also broadcasted (live or taped) in more than 9 countries/nations around the world.

Official Website: www.redbullcrashedice.com

Webcast: www.redbullcrashedice.com | www.redbull.tv

Facebook: www.facebook.com/redbullcrashedice | #crashedice

Twitter: www.twitter.com/crashedice | @crashedice #crashedice

Instagram www.instagram.com/redbullcrashedice | @redbullcrashedice #crashedice

Contact information

English speaking media, please contact:
Rosie Shipton 
Edelman 
(416) 574-3211 
[email protected]

Emily Palley-Samson
Red Bull Canada
(416) 894-8176
[email protected]

French speaking media, please contact:
Marie-Michelle Gagné (Quebec)
Gestev
(418) 561-6762
[email protected]

Dominic Simard (Montreal)
Edelman
(514) 942-1397
[email protected]

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