Quebec is the big one, the race that everyone waits for, the downhill event that is the culmination of several months hard skating. The city plays host to the final of the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship, or as we know it, Crashed Ice. Kyle Croxall is in the lead at the moment, but there are still five other skaters with the potential to win, and as we know from previous experience - anything can happen when the skates are on.

186 responses

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:19

    Yay for Crashed Ice! I suspect I may be the only one watching but goooo Scotty!

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:21

    Yay for Crashed Ice! I suspect I may be the only one watching but goooo Scotty!

    You are not the only one. Well you are until I find the stream

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:21

    Here's that handy PDF of who will be up against who: http://www.redbull.com/cs/userfiles/file/ResultsElimination.pdf

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:22

    You are not the only one. Well you are until I find the stream

    Should be here at some point: http://live.redbull.tv/

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 00:22

    i'm here too.

    *waves*

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:23

    Or maybe here: http://live.redbull.tv/events/19/crashedice-canada/

    The Red Bull TV thing changed and has confused me.

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:24

    The Red Bull TV thing changed and has confused me.

    You would think they would keep it simple

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:28

    Scott's first heat is against people I have not heard of, that is probably a good sign.

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:28

    No Brits this time, but a lot of Canadians. Home advantage! There's one round of the 64 that is all Canadians.

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:29

    There's at least one Canadian in all but two of these Round of 64 heats.

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:30

    There's at least one Canadian in all but two of these Round of 64 heats.

    Lots of ice hockey players in Canada so lots of people who can skate while being mashed against a wall

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 00:31

    Morning all, first breakfast of Lemon & Ginger tea & Panis au Chocolat is go ;)

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:32

    Red Bull countdowns are like NASA. You are not guaranteed anything will happen when they end

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:32

    I had to refresh my page a few times, but it should be there now: http://live.redbull.tv/events/19/crashedice-canada/

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:33

    I had to refresh my page a few times, but it should be there now: live.redbull.tv/e…rashedice-canada/

    Worked that time. I had already refreshed twice

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:33

    A quick roundup of championship competitors - Croxall, Kyle leading, with Arttu, Scott and Adam Horst in with a shout.

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:33

    A quick roundup of championship competitors - Croxall, Kyle leading, with Arttu, Scott and Adam Horst in with a shout.

    And Niefnecker nowhere. I look forward to his return to dominance next year. erm

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:34

    And Niefnecker nowhere. I look forward to his return to dominance next year. erm

    We said that last year, too :)

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 00:35

    Love there is a "Twisty & Turney" section

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:35

    They haven't got a massive drop at the beginning, so they'll have to work harder to get up good speed.

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:36

    They haven't got a massive drop at the beginning, so they'll have to work harder to get up good speed.

    Should make it closer at the start

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:37

    Arttu in the first heat.

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:37

    Arttu in the first heat.

    Should be an easy win

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:38

    Ooh, I didn't realise the track goes underneath itself. Way cool!

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:39

    This track looks like it is harder work for the skaters than some of the other more vertical tracks

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 00:39

    This track looks like it is harder work for the skaters than some of the other more vertical tracks

    Should make for some good racing

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 00:39

    how did we not know about this? red bull tv have an app and you can stream crashed ice live right now.

    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/red-bull-tv/id364269164

    (hearts) red bull.

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:41

    Lots of contact in this race

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:42

    Yellow guy swore!

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:43

    how did we not know about this? red bull tv have an app and you can stream crashed ice live right now.

    Quite far behind for live commenting, but awesome picture!

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:43

    I love it when there's a split in the track, last minute decisions on which way to go.

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:43

    More elbows this time! They must be desperate.

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:45

    Kyle Croxall up next.

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:45

    Kyle easily in front, battle for second still going.

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:46

    Love that trackside cam

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:47

    How can someone called Derek Wedge be Swiss?

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 00:47

    How can someone called Derek Wedge be Swiss?

    The speak a lot of languages in Switzerland?

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 00:48

    Trying to do Sebring and this, what stage we at?

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 00:48

    Trying to do Sebring and this, what stage we at?

    Round of 32 at the moment

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:48

    Trying to do Sebring and this, what stage we at?

    Still knocking people out in the Round of 64. You're not missing much yet.

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:48

    The speak a lot of languages in Switzerland?

    Do they have lots of Dereks in French, German, Italian or Swiss Romand?

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:48

    Round of 32 at the moment

    IS IT?

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 00:49

    Still knocking people out in the Round of 64. You're not missing much yet.

    My bad, I'm not awake yet

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:49

    My bad, I'm not awake yet

    I'm not 100% sure either :)

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 00:49

    Still knocking people out in the Round of 64. You're not missing much yet.

    Cool :)

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:49

    It IS the round of 32. They started at 64 last time!

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 00:49

    It IS the round of 32. They started at 64 last time!

    still cool :)

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:50

    still cool :)

    Still no big surprises, no matter where we are :)

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:50

    I remember Dumoulin from the last one I saw

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:50

    LPD in this one.

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:51

    Epic battle for second there, but red guy gets it through the split.

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:51

    LPD leading easily until he fell down. He's lost it!

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 00:51

    this track looks fast!

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:51

    Oh no!

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:51

    LPD leading easily until he fell down. He's lost it!

    Looked like he caught his toe on one of the step type things

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:52

    Two guys through that I've never heard of! :)

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:53

    Two guys through that I've never heard of! :)

    And four I have never heard of in this heat

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:53

    Adam Horst in this one, he won the last weekend out of nowhere.

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:53

    Adam Horst in this one, he won the last weekend out of nowhere.

    I missed the last one

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 00:53

    This course feels narrower than some

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 00:54

    Good race, no idea who fell tho

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 00:55

    Go Niefy

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:55

    Niefy and Scotty next up.

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:56

    Lucky for Scott really. He hit the wall but both behind him fell down as well!

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 00:56

    Need to remember is past midnight, neighbours don't need to hear me exclaim when people nearly fall over

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 00:56

    Need to remember is past midnight, neighbours don't need to hear me exclaim when people nearly fall over

    #same

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 00:58

    Overhead camera is definitely the best

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 00:59

    Bart van Roosmalen. Excellent name.

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:00

    Cool new content box

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:00

    Scott is injured! He has a knee brace. "It's easier to skate than walk, so that's the lucky part."

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:01

    Scott is injured! He has a knee brace. "It's easier to skate than walk, so that's the lucky part."

    He is injured yet he almost won the race

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:02

    He is injured yet he almost won the race

    Almost is not good enough!

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:02

    Almost is not good enough!

    You are hard to please

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:03

    Cool new content box

    bit of a busy weekend. crashed ice is event 6 of 7. #servermeltdown

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:03

    bit of a busy weekend. crashed ice is event 6 of 7. #servermeltdown

    #mrcmeltdown

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:03

    bit of a busy weekend. crashed ice is event 6 of 7. #servermeltdown

    #mrcmeltdown

    *hugs*

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:03

    You are hard to please

    He won't be champion by almost winning.

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:05

    R2s up

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:05

    Arttu must have turbo skates

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:05

    Jeez louise, Arttu has found his fast starts again!

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:06

    Did anyone fall down in that one? Good skating.

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:06

    Jeez louise, Arttu has found his fast starts again!

    That was a fast one altogether

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:06

    Did anyone fall down in that one? Good skating.

    Don't think so

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:06

    lights to slag for R2

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:07

    *flag

    Sorry!

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:07

    hehehehehe

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:07

    Pirouettes!

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:07

    Proper spinner at the back!

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:07

    spinny top!

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:08

    Kyle leading easily as per usual.

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:08

    Photo finish?

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:08

    Photo finish?

    Whose backside went over the line first ;)

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:09

    Whose backside went over the line first ;)

    It's their lead foot that counts I believe

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:09

    love the crazy police lights at the end.

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:12

    The streets are all blocked with people so they can't get the minis out.

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:13

    Is that the first time the leader has taken the short cut?

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:14

    Adam Horst through to the semis, he's doing really well this weekend too.

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:14

    Funicular been running since 1879 - New racing needs old technology

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:15

    Funicular been running since 1879 - New racing needs old technology

    wowsers

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:16

    what a fallllll

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:16

    How did Scotty get up into the lead?

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:16

    Gutted for the Bart chap, he was doing so well! Phew for Scott, that was closer than I would have liked.

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:16

    How did Scotty get up into the lead?

    Hard skating, what a race

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:17

    That was a big hit

    and a big fail!

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:18

    That is unnatural balance

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:18

    Bike man for entertainment.

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:20

    First semi sounds great

    Arttu vs Kyle

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:21

    time to start paying attention :)

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:23

    Stream froze

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:24

    They've been held at the top for ages. Go go go!

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:24

    Arttu easily leading, Kyle looks happy for second. The guy at the back appears to have given up.

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:25

    R2 looks real fast

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:25

    That hit was so hard the boarding came apart!

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:26

    That hit was so hard the boarding came apart!

    There may be bruising

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:27

    Bit of Jovi!!

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:28

    Arttu making the interviewers life hard, essentially: "What he said."

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:28

    Arttu making the interviewers life hard, essentially: "What he said."

    Very Finnish

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:30

    excited!

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:31

    That jump has been trouble all night

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:31

    phew!

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:31

    I may or may not hold my breath the whole way down! I hate having a favourite.

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:32

    This will be a great final - not sure what will happen, it's so close. This is definitely the best track I've seen

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:33

    This will be a great final - not sure what will happen, it's so close. This is definitely the best track I've seen

    agreed. love the ariel shot showing it all.

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:33

    Ice hockey goalies

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:33

    This will be a great final - not sure what will happen, it's so close. This is definitely the best track I've seen

    It's a good'un. The one from 2 events ago was awesome

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:33

    Ice hockey goalies

    sweet!

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:34

    Hehehe, this is fab.

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:34

    They look like little robots coming down the slope.

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:35

    genius television

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:35

    Great race hehehe

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:35

    genius television

    It's like It's a Knockout

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:35

    heheheheheheheee

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:35

    put them in hockey gear and the Canadian will always take it!

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:35

    This is much better than bike man!

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:36

    This is much better than bike man!

    Definitely

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:36

    It's like It's a Knockout

    I can hear Stuart Hall in my head

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:36

    I can hear Stuart Hall in my head

    He would have loved this

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:36

    They're going to get him!

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:37

    I can hear Stuart Hall in my head

    I can also hear Christine asking what It's a Knockout is

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:37

    face plant to finish, how fitting :)

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:37

    I can also hear Christine asking what It's a Knockout is

    :)

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:38

    I can also hear Christine asking what It's a Knockout is

    I am vaguely aware of the concept :)

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:39

    Ladies final is not very close at all!

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:42

    that guy went HIGH!

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:42

    The consoloation final is back. They didn't do this last time.

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:43

    at the last. nice pass.

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:43

    Paavo got it right at the end, fifth place for him today.

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:43

    Derek Wedge definitely just in it for the fun at this point

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:44

    Derek Wedge definitely just in it for the fun at this point

    loved that air.

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:44

    can't have team orders!

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:45

    Prepare for Scott to choke in the final.

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:45

    Prepare for Scott to choke in the final.

    Stay positive

    Arttu and Kyle may take each other out

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:46

    They're very good at aiming things at the camera. Is that a hockey thing?

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:46

    this is it for another year!

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:46

    this is it for another year!

    The final final!

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:47

    this is it for another year!

    just have to cope with F1 till it starts again ;)

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:47

    I reckon Kyle's got this, although he does look nervous,

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:47

    I reckon Kyle's got this, although he does look nervous,

    He seems the most nervous

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:47

    I reckon Kyle's got this, although he does look nervous,

    Arttu will win I think

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:48

    Arttu will win I think

    the race, but not the championship, yeah.

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:48

    R2 to take the race but not the title

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:48

    don't blink

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:48

    Good choice of song :)

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:49

    what the...

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:49

    nooooo

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:49

    choker.

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:49

    EVERY TIME!

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:49

    Scott falls and gives Kyle the title

    What a choaker :)

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:49

    I love the hugs!

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:49

    Wow. Brilliant the championship went down to the last race

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:50

    Wow. Brilliant the championship went down to the last race

    amazing. and a new champ.

  • peteS2K18/03/2012 at 01:50

    that was fun.

    Back to Sebring :)

  • Steven Roy18/03/2012 at 01:51

    Red Bull need to make this a ten race championship. 4 isn't enough especially as I had to miss two of them

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:51

    bad fall though. ouch.

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:51

    Red Bull need to make this a ten race championship. 4 isn't enough especially as I had to miss two of them

    agreed.

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:51

    Red Bull need to make this a ten race championship. 4 isn't enough especially as I had to miss two of them

    I'd be happy with that

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:52

    All my parents - how many does he have?

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:52

    :)

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:54

    Interesting trophy

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:54

    Interesting trophy

    What is that?

  • Christine18/03/2012 at 01:56

    Brilliant championship, loved it all, even Scott being rubbish!

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:56

    105,000 people showed up.

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:56

    What is that?

    I think it's the building at the top of the hill

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:56

    cheers everyone for all the comments. totally worth staying up for!

  • Janna18/03/2012 at 01:57

    cheers everyone for all the comments. totally worth staying up for!

    I got up - now for second sleep before the race

  • Mr C18/03/2012 at 01:57

    same. sleep time.