Kyle Croxall apparently isn't scared of much. Between fighting fires and keeping his current city of Calgary, Alberta, safe, Kyle feels the need to hurl himself down ice cross downhill tracks at break neck speeds all over the world. This season marks the seventh year the Canadian ice ace is competing in Red Bull Crashed Ice, and Kyle has a lot he wants to accomplish, including winning back the title he secured in 2012. Growing up playing the great Canadian game of ice hockey since the age of three, Kyle's greatest athletic achievement was playing Junior A hockey, that was until he met Red Bull Crashed Ice for the first time in 2008. After his first trip to Quebec City, he was hooked. A third place in 2009 deepened his love of the sport and desire to be the best in the world.
How long have you been competing in ice cross downhill?
2014 is my seventh year competing in Red Bull Crashed Ice.
What first got you interested in the sport?
I was going to school for firefighting in Ottawa, Ontario, when I saw that tryouts were being held. I had previously seen the sport on TV and wanted to join. I tried out and went to my first race in Quebec City.
If there is one piece of advice that you could offer new riders, what would it be?
Stay on your feet!
What is your best result or favourite memory at a Red Bull Crashed Ice?
Winning the World Championship in 2012 was my biggest accomplishment so far.
Who is your favourite sportsman or team?
I am a big fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL.