After a three year wait, Scott Croxall finally regained the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship in 2017/18 following two seasons in which his rival Cameron Naasz dominated the sport. A solid comeback season saw him reach all four Red Bull Crashed Ice finals, including three podiums, along with a Riders Cup win in Minnesota. He eventually took back the title on home soil at the final event in Edmonton.
For Croxall, the sport is just one part of a busy life. He's a multi-sport athlete and a businessman, having founded the clothing brand TEAMLTD. The LTD stands for "living the dream," and for Scott, living the dream involves a lot of dedication and hard work, balanced out by good times with friends and family.
"I have a hectic schedule all year. In the summer I compete on the Team Canada's Waterski Show Team, so I'm busy training for that sport along with running the business," says the athlete, who also has a background in competitive ice hockey. "And then there's lots of off-season training that goes into ice cross downhill, so it's always nice to get to the events and really focus just on racing."
Although Scott makes his home in Toronto, for watersports training and just relaxing, he spends part of his summer in the wooded landscape of Muskoka, Ontario, where his parents and his girlfriend have lake cottages.
"I love the lake life. I put ice cross downhill outside my head and then when it's time to train for the winter I focus on that," he comments, explaining that he works with staff at a world-class training facility to perfect his mental and physical readiness for the fastest sport on skates.