Finnish athlete Mirko Lahti won the Red Bull Crashed Ice Junior World Championship Friday night, just beating Canadian Samuel Nadeau in a photo finish.
It was day one of competition (Thursday was practice runs) and it continues Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship.
Crashed Ice is being held at the Rideau Canal locks next to the Château Laurier and admission is free. Watch live at redbullcrashedice.com.
Photos by Devyn Barrie/OttawaStart.com.
American Christian Rogger (#882) wipes out as Canadian Samuel Nadeau (#804) soars above.
Finn Mirko Lahti (#801) in the lead of the championship race he won in a photo finish.
Canadian Olivier Larouche (#69) in a freestyle showcase.
Russian Denis Novozhilov is upended after wiping out during a freestyle move.
From left: Dmitriy Murlichkin, Václav Kosnar, Martin Barrau and Marc Andre Roy.
From left: Václav Kosnar (#807) and Joni Saarinen (#802) fit bump moments before a race.
Canadian Marc Andre Roy (#805) performs a freestyle flip.
Canadian Kyle Croxall (#9) cheers after narrowly avoiding a wipeout.
American Daniel Bergesun (#22) recovers after losing his balance during a freestyle stunt.
Frenchman Tristan Dugerdil performs a freestyle spin.
Frenchman Martin Barrau dives during a freestyle showcase.