Red Bull Crashed Ice is a high profile, high-stakes display of downhill skating adrenaline — last year, 28,000 fans turned out to watch the fast-paced ice cross world championship in Ottawa.
On March 9-10, Edmonton is the place to be. This year’s event will see Canadian competitors Jacqueline Legere and Scott Croxall fight for the win, as well as junior and freestyle skaters trying their luck on the twisty tracks.
Here’s our guide to nabbing inexpensive tickets, plus deals on hotels and activities that weekend.
Attending the event
General admission is $5 on Friday and $8 on Saturday, but the $10 weekend pass offers the best value for money. Tickets include access to the vendors’ village, the beer garden, and the food trucks and merchandise booths in Louise McKinney Riverfront Park.
Where to stay
Our top pick is the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, one of only two CAA 4-Diamond hotels in the city. Frommer’s calls it “a real class act,” and as a Travelzoo member you can stay for $189 per night, a savings of 30%. Here’s a little tip: all room types cost the same, so you may as well treat yourself to the best one available.
Prefer to shop around? Here are some other hotel options.
Things to do
If you’re travelling for the event, you’ll probably want to see what else the region has to offer. These offers will save you up to 40% on regular prices:
- $33 – ‘Sumptuous’ Tapas & Wine for 2 in Edmonton
- $12 – Winery Tour for 2 w/Raspberry & Rhubarb Wine