Red Bull Crashed Ice is a world tour in the winter extreme sporting event, ice cross downhill (or downhill ice cross), which involves downhill skating in an urban environment, on a track which includes steep turns and high vertical drops. The series was created and is managed by energy drinks company Red Bull. It is similar to ski cross and snowboard cross, except with ice skates on an ice track, instead of skis or snowboards on a snow track. Competitors, having advanced from one of the tryouts in the prior months, race in heats of four skaters, with the top two advancing from each heat. Racers, typically ice hockey players, outfitted as such, speed down the course's turns, berms, and jumps. 2017 is the 5th consecutive year of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Tour that began in 2013.
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Place D’Youville, also referred to as carré D'Youville, is a public square in the core of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. It is situated on rue Saint-Jean, one of the oldest roads in Quebec City. It marks the boundary between the Quebec Parliament Hill and Old Quebec. The square is named in honour of Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, a French Canadian widow who founded the religious order known as the Grey Nuns of Montreal. In addition to the square itself, Place D'Youville is also used to refer to the area surrounding the bus terminal for the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (Quebec City's transit system), the Palais Montcalm, and the Théâtre Capitole de Québec. Part of the square is transformed into a skating rink during winter months, and to its west is the sculpture “The Muses” by Alfred Laliberté, donated by the Government of Quebec for the 375th anniversary of the city in 1983.
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The area where the square is situated has been occupied since the 1730s, and is historically part of the Saint-Jean district. The original buildings were demolished in 1815 to create a glacis in front of the fortifications of Quebec. This was flattened in 1871 and was replaced by the Montcalm market, which was later replaced with a grassy area in 1932 after the market closed, when the Palais Montcalm was built to the south.
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