From Bullet News Niagara:
Niagara Falls has taken a step toward hosting a Red Bull Crashed Ice event in 2014.
The province, through its Celebrate Ontario funding initiative, has pledged $350,000 to help the city host the event for a second time.
I share this not because it has much to do with Niagara Falls specifically, but because it goes to show you how big that Red Bull Crashed Ice event was. There were lots of big name brands involved with it.
From a PR Newswire press release:
While ice-hockey aces hurtled down the track at the Niagara Falls stop of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series, attendees also enjoyed screaming speeds off the track with the newest LG smartphone, the LG Optimus G.
LG jumped on board as a sponsor for the Niagara Falls stop of the tour from November 30 to December 1, 2012. The company brought the best viewing screens, an opportunity for fans to check-out the Optimus G, and integrated the device into the event as the ticket scanner for all gated areas.
“Participating in Red Bull Crashed Ice was a natural fit for LG,” said Mallika Kazim, director, brand marketing, LG Canada. “With its quad-core processor and LTE functionality, the Optimus G is dynamic and exciting, just like Crashed Ice.”
Sportsnet.ca has the rights to show the Red Bull Crashed Ice event and they have a video of the winning run.
As I tweeted on Saturday, I came down on Saturday with my family to try and see some of the Red Bull Crashed Ice competition, but there were no events during the day. I also tried to watch it on RedBull.TV but at the time I checked they still weren’t showing anything.
I know there are loads of articles about the event, but here are some that I found that I thought were worth sharing:
- Niagara This Week – Red Bull Crashed Ice – This is a great place to start as there were several articles that you can get to from this page
- Mississauga.com – 40 seconds, 76-metre drop: Brothers skate to the extreme
- WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo had several good articles and videos
- There were also some CNW Group press releases (available on Yahoo!):
- Top 32 Canadian Athletes Carve Out Spots in Red Bull Crashed Ice Qualifying Round
- Canadians Dominate Elimination Round and Skate Into the Finals at The Falls
- Reigning world champion Croxall takes Ice Cross Downhill win in Niagara Falls season opener
The Wednesday edition of Niagara This Week had a whole section about the Red Bull Crashed Ice event in Niagara Falls this weekend. You can visit their website to see all of the articles, but I’ve scanned the course map.
On Sunday I received the latest newsletter from Niagara Falls Tourism.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Would you like some Arkells with your Crashed Ice?
Following Friday’s elimination round of the Red Bull Crashed Ice, another party gets underway on Victoria Ave. headlined by the Juno-winning Hamilton band. Clifton Hill to Magdalen St. will be blocked off for the five-hour bash which also features Niagara Falls band The Roxwells, Burlington’s Teenage Kicks and Hamilton’s Young Rivals.
Admission is free for the licensed event, but limited to 4,000 people.
Last week I received a newsletter from Niagara Hospitality Hotels, the operator of the The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls.
To subscribe to the newsletter, click on the Email Deals link on the main page of their site.
Only a week to go to the big Red Bull Crashed Ice event in Niagara Falls. The course looks pretty cool. Here are some pictures that I took yesterday. It looks like all they need now is ice.
Earlier this week I received the latest email newsletter from the Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls Fallsview.