NIAGARA FALLS – Special VIP tickets for the upcoming Red Bull Crashed Ice event should be on sale later this week, says the director of operations for Niagara Falls Tourism.
While the Dec. 1 event is free to the public, there will be a special “fan zone” viewing area.
Details are still being worked out, but Toni Williams, of the tourism agency, said tickets will be approximately $40 and be available at www.niagarafallstourism.com “hopefully by the end of this week.”
There will likely be “a few thousand tickets” available, said Williams.
Red Bull Crashed Ice, an extreme skating race that mixes downhill skiing, hockey and fourcross snowboarding, will be in Niagara Falls Nov. 30 for a training and pre-race schedule. The main event will be Dec. 1, starting in the upper parking lot of the Skylon Tower, exiting onto Murray St. and onto Niagara Parks Commission land.
The downhill skating races, put on by the energy-drink company, typically draw more than 80,000 spectators to the side of the courses. The Crashed Ice World Championship finale in Quebec City last year drew 110,000 people.
RED BULL CRASHED ICE
Who: Downhill skaters racing fourcross style
What: Red Bull Crashed Ice
When: Nov. 30 and Dec. 1
Where: Starts at Skylon Tower
Cost: $700,000 to host event