Returning back to the historic Old Quebec for the eighth straight year, the Canadian ice cross course is described as the longest, fastest, and toughest track of the entire world championship series.

Horst will be challenged with racing through a course that measures 500 metres in length, with only 4.5 metres in width to work with against his three fellow competitors, to go along with a 60 foot vertical incline.

Speed, strength and technique will be a huge factor for the racers, as well as strategy, as the Quebec City course will feature more opportunities for passing opponents then the previous four courses.

Quebec City is a special location for Horst, as it is where the speedy skater began his Red Bull Crashed Ice career back in 2008.

Competition begins Friday, with both the Elimination Round, as well as the Team Competition, which Horst has been racing in with fellow Team Living the Dream members,

Scott Croxall and Travis Nagata, who also compete in the individual races.

The fifth and final Crashed Ice finals will be raced on Saturday.

Horst enters the fifth race ranked 11 in the world standings with 818 points, following his quarter final finish at the series’ fourth stop in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Over the past month, Horst has been sharpening his ice cross skills on home ice, as he recently built a homemade ice cross track on Charlie Lake, to gain as much experience as possible entering the big race.