RedBull Crashed Ice for the Toronto Star

It was colder that -20 degree Celsius, but we strapped on our long underwear and stuck heading packs all over our body, before stepping out a shooting the RedBull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa. The track was nestled between Parliament Hill and the Fairmont Chateau Laurier and wound it’s way along the Rideau Canal Locks towards the Ottawa River.

The Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship course sits between the Fairmont Chateau Laurier (shown) and Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Athletes race in the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Athletes race in the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Athletes race in the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Athletes race in the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Athletes race in the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Athletes race in the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Thousands of people stood in -20 degree Celsius temperatures for hours to watch the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Scott Croxall of Canada recovers for a stumble to place first in his heat during the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Jacqueline Legere of Canada celebrates winning the Red Bull Crashed Ice Women’s World Championship in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Canadians Maxie Plante (L), Jacqueline Legere (C), and Elaine Topolnisky (R) celebrate winning the Red Bull Crashed Ice Women’s World Championship in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Dean Moriarity of Canada (L), Cameron Naasz of USA (C), and Jim De Paoli of Switzerland celebrate winning the Red Bull Crashed Ice Men’s World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Cameron Naasz of USA won the Red Bull Crashed Ice Men’s World Championships for the second straight year in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

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