I don't know how many Canadians we have on this site, eh, but I'm sure they're already well aware of this. Tonight in Quebec City we'll get a chance to see another edition of Red Bull Crashed Ice.
What exactly is Red Bull Crashed Ice? The newest popular club drink? Or some kind of sport for psychos? If you guessed the second, you'd be correct. Organizers describe the sport - which has actually been around since at least 2005 - as a combination of "hockey, downhill skiing and bordercross." Think of it like human luge combined with epic NASCAR crashes.
So, in other words, it's freakin' awesome.
I don't even want to know what the injury rate of this sport is (1200%?) or think about how someone is eventually going to get their head cut off by a rogue skate, so let's just go right to what you came here for - ridiculous high speed crashes.
Hey, I've got to have something replace football for this weekend. Might as well be this.
Long winters make people do crazy things [Deadspin]
Red Bull Crashed Ice 2009 Quebec City