The 2016/17 Ice Cross Downhill World Championship concludes on March 3-4 with a Red Bull Crashed Ice race in Ottawa’s historic locks system featuring a riveting four-way battle for the men’s title and a tough three-way fight for the women’s championship.
OTTAWA – A four-way battle for the title will make the grand finale of the 2016/2017 Ice Cross Downhill World Championship in Ottawa on March 3-4 the most exciting fight to the finish in the 17-history of Red Bull Crashed Ice racing. Never before have so many athletes in the world’s fastest sport on skates still had a chance to win the championship going into the final race of the season. The women’s championship battle will also be intense with three women still in the hunt on what will be a special night for Canada as Red Bull Crashed Ice joins Ottawa 2017, a year of celebrations in honour of Canada’s 150th union as a nation.
American Cameron Naasz (2,600 points) is clinging onto a slim lead over compatriot Maxwell Dunne (2,272.5) with Canada’s Scott Croxall (2,237.5) and Austria’s Marco Dallago (2,088.50) also with enough points to win the championship with they can also collect 1,000 points up for grabs with a victory at the first-ever Red Bull Crashed Ice race in the Canadian capital city of Ottawa. The athletes will be racing at speeds of up to 80 km/h four-at-a-time down the 375-meter long artificial ice track with a 35-meter vertical drop built in the Ottawa Locks of Park Canada’s historic Rideau Canal. The iconic locks system is located beside the picturesque Fairmont Château Laurier hotel.