Steven Cox prepares for the 2017 Crashed Ice circuit

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Photo: Gail Cox

Steven Cox (holding the door prize, a painting by Chantal Caron), Christian Papillon, Réjean Guay (winner of the door prize) and Gabriel Renaud. 

If you live in Quebec City, when the famous Red Bull Crashed Ice comes to town, it's hard to miss. Maybe you've even seen it in person. Created by the Austrian energy drink company, the event was first held in Stockhölm, Sweden, in 2001, and was won by Swedish skater Jasper Felder. In fact, Felder won the first six Crashed Ice races, also called ice cross downhill.