Building the Crashed Ice “benchmark”

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

This 360-degree spiral is the result of several years of planning, conducted while Crashed Ice Championship producers bided their time, waiting to be sure the racers could meet the challenge.

Red Bull says Quebec City is the benchmark, the model for the sport," affirmed Patrice Drouin, Gestev President, during a recent press tour of this year's Crashed Ice course. The reasons are the same ones that make so many local events into international attractions - picturesque Vieux-Québec, the city's tourist-friendly attitude, and world-class event production companies.