Monday, November 05, 2012
Red Bull Crashed Ice Coming to Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls has become the destination for thrilling, death-defying activities this year. First it was the tight-rope walk across the falls by Nik Wallenda which attracted thousands of viewers live and millions watching on TV. Now, for the first time, the Red Bull Crashed Ice competition is doing its season opener in Niagara Falls on December 1st, 2012, followed by the season finale event in Quebec City (March 16, 2013), where it has been held before.
For action-loving Torontonians, the approximately hour and half to two hour drive to Niagara Falls (depending on weather conditions, time of day and hordes of shoppers heading to Buffalo for cross-boarder shopping), is a much more acceptable car trip than a visit to Quebec City.
The Red Bull Crashed Ice competition blends hockey, downhill skiing and boardercross - all taking place on an icy route. Just watching it makes your heart beat just a bit faster.
The Red Bull brand is no stranger to death-defying sports and events. It has become synonymous with action-packed, unusual events that push the envelope in so many ways. Think back to the recent Red Bull Stratos event - the free fall from the edge of space by Austrian Felix Baumgartner.
Seeing the action live is a must-do, at least once in a lifetime! We'll be reporting on the activities from Niagara Falls!
Here's a recap from the 2012 season:
Red Bull Crashed Ice Niagara Event details:
Where: Niagara Falls
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
More information: http://www.redbull.ca/cs/Satellite/en_CA/Event/Red-Bull-Crashed-Ice-Niagara-Falls-021243248001985
Tip: Depending on the weather and exact location where you'll be standing, wear layers and warm clothing. It can get very chilly in Niagara Falls at night.