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5 ways to take in Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton 

WATCH ABOVE: An athlete straps a camera to his head and takes us down the Red Bull Crashed Ice track in Edmonton.

EDMONTON — The Ice Cross Downhill World Championship season finale comes to Edmonton this weekend. The team competition is on Friday, March 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The World Championship takes place on Saturday, March 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The event is free to attend. However, viewing areas are first-come, first-served.

Find a good spot

Since the race is long, there is not one spot where you can watch the entire race in person. However, there are several spots organizers suggest watching from.

You’ll be able to see the action live from:

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– Louise McKinney Park (view of finish line)

– Below the Shaw Conference Centre on Grierson Hill Road

– Jasper Avenue (view of starting gate)

– Churchill Square

There will be large screens projecting the races live from every angle. You can catch the action from below the Shaw Conference Centre on Grierson Hill Road and in the surrounding green space in Louise McKinney Riverfront Park.   There are no public spectator areas in the foyers or on the patios of the Shaw Conference Centre.

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Check out a winter patio or viewing party

For public safety, lawn chairs won’t be permitted. So, if you want to sit down, check out some of the local venues hosting winter patios between March 13 and 15.

Some of them are even hosting special events with winter themes to coincide with the Red Bull race.

Additional viewing areas with large screens are:

– Near the top of the track on Jasper Avenue, between 97 and 99 Street

– In the beer gardens in Hall ABC in the Shaw Conference Centre

–  At Sir Winston Churchill Square

There will also be family-friendly activities on Churchill Square on Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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WATCH: Time lapse of the Edmonton Crashed Ice track construction

The Edmonton Crashed Ice track.
The Edmonton Crashed Ice track. Red Bull Crashed Ice

Leave your car at home

There will be no public parking on site or at the Shaw Conference Centre. However, the event is walkable distance away from public transit options (LRT, ETS buses). The city says there is limited room in public parkades downtown and many parking metres will not be available.

Note that:

– There will be increased ETS and LRT schedules;

– All routes will remain in service but routes on Jasper Ave between 95A – 99 St will be rerouted on Saturday, March 14;

– Regular rates apply;

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– Parking will be closed on the south side of Jasper Ave from 95A St to 99 St from Friday, March 13, at 6 p.m. to Saturday, March 14, at 10 p.m.

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Plan ahead

The organizers suggest coming early since space is first-come, first-served.

Grierson Hill, Jasper Avenue, 97 Street, and 99 Street are the main roads impacted during the event. For full details, click here.  These road closures will have an impact on Friday, March 13 during the evening rush leaving downtown. Please plan accordingly.

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Catch all the action from home

Red Bull Crashed Ice will be LIVE on Saturday night on Rogers OLN at 8:30 p.m., on Red Bull TV and on redbullcrashedice.com.

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The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015.
The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015. Joerg Mitter/Red Bull
The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015.
The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015. Joerg Mitter/Red Bull
The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015.
The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015. Joerg Mitter/Red Bull
The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015.
The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015. Joerg Mitter/Red Bull
Joerg Mitter/Red Bull
The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015.
The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015. Joerg Mitter/Red Bull
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The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015.
The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015. Joerg Mitter/Red Bull
The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015.
The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015. Joerg Mitter/Red Bull
The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015.
The set up of the last stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series in Edmonton, Canada seen on February 11, 2015. Joerg Mitter/Red Bull
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015.
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015. Joerg Mitter / Red Bull
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015.
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015. Joerg Mitter / Red Bull
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015.
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015. Joerg Mitter / Red Bull
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Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015.
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015. Joerg Mitter / Red Bull
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015.
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015. Joerg Mitter / Red Bull
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015.
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015. Joerg Mitter / Red Bull
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015.
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015. Joerg Mitter / Red Bull
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015.
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015. Joerg Mitter / Red Bull
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015.
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015. Joerg Mitter / Red Bull
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Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015.
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015. Joerg Mitter / Red Bull
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015.
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015. Joerg Mitter / Red Bull
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015.
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015. Joerg Mitter / Red Bull
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015.
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015. Joerg Mitter / Red Bull
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015.
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Edmonton Friday, March 13, 2015. Joerg Mitter / Red Bull