You've heard about it for months. You've watched as the track took shape over the past few weeks. You've been checking the weather forecast for days. The time is finally here for Red Bull Crashed Ice. Here's all the details you need to make the most of your Crashed Ice weekend.
Saturday, March 14 - Ice Cross Downhill World Championship Finals - 7:00-10:00pm
If you want even more Crashed Ice action, check out Friday's team event from 7:00-9:00pm (March 13)
What does it cost? How can I get tickets?
It's FREE! Just show up at the track. No tickets needed or admission gates to filter through. It will be very crowded, so get there early!
Where is the event?
The track starts on the south side of Jasper Avenue between Shaw Conference Centre and the Edmonton Welcome Centre. It will run downhill into the river valley with twists and turns around Shaw Conference Centre, over Grierson Hill and into Louise McKinney Park.
Where can I watch it?
The best place to view the race will be in Louise McKinney Park. It will be very crowded, so head down there early! None of the spectator areas capture the entire track, so there will be large screens showing the races live from every angle.
There will also be large screens to watch the live action in Churchill Square, near the top of the track on Jasper Avenue between 97 and 99 Street, and in the beer gardens in the Shaw Conference Centre. You'll still feel like you're part of the excitement even if you aren't super close to the track.
How do I get there?
It is recommended that you take public transportation since parking will be limited and some streets are closed. Jasper Avenue in front of Shaw Conference Centre, Grierson Hill, and 97 Street from Jasper Ave to 102 Ave will be closed for the event. There is no public parking at Shaw Conference Centre/Louise McKinney Park or Muttart Conservatory and limited in the surrounding area. Regular ETS and increased LRT schedules will be operating. Buses with routes on Jasper Avenue between 95A to 99 Street will be rerouted on Saturday. Access to viewing areas will be through the Shaw Conference Centre, but it will be very crowded, so it may be easier to use Grierson Hill or Louise McKinney Park stairs by 95A Street. From the south side of the river, pedestrians can access the viewing area via Louise McKinney Footbridge (but there is no spectating from the bridge).
There are so many things to take in this weekend. The whole city will be alive with Crashed Ice celebrations.