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music, but public tours are also offered. You’ll see where musical magic was (and is) made and hear the stories behind this and other treasured artifacts. This season, get a taste of ice cross, a church café and historic carriages Frozen thrills at Red Bull Crashed Ice EVENTS Extreme Action Dubbed the world’s fastest sport on skates, Ice Cross Downhill is a thrilling combination of hockey, boardercross and downhill skiing. Get a firsthand glimpse of the action when the Red Bull Crashed Ice series returns to Edmonton for the first time in three years. Alberta’s capital is the only Canadian Crashed Ice stop—and the last race in this year’s series, following events in Minnesota, Finland and France. Expect a rollicking spectacle as skaters from around the world showcase their skills and endurance while racing 60 Spring 2018 AMA inSider down a one-of-a-kind ice track. First one to the bottom wins! March 9 & 10 crashedice.redbull.com ARTS & CULTURE Special Studio From Led Zeppelin to Deep Purple to Fleetwood Mac, the roster of rock legends who’ve recorded major albums using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio is long indeed. (Mick, Keith and the crew used it too, of course.) But you no longer have to be a guitar god to check out the famed space, which was built in 1968 to allow hard- touring musicians to record whenever and wherever they wanted. Following two years of restoration work, the first- ever mobile recording studio is once again functional— and parked at Calgary’s Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. Its primary use will be as a commercial recording stu- dio for the creation of new The Stones’ iconic mobile studio Storied Sleighs In 1887, a wagon train of Mormon pioneers came to a stop in southern Alberta and founded the town of Cardston. Today, it’s home to the Remington Carriage Museum, where you can discover what life on the road used to be like. North America’s largest public display of historical wagons, buggies, sleighs and carriages includes prominent pieces, such as a New York City-made Barouche carriage used by Queen Elizabeth II, the oldest remaining Concord Stage Coach in the world, and a homemade caboose from Saskatchewan, used for taking kids to school in winter. After exploring the 350-vehicle collection, follow the Mormon settlers’ path to Magrath, Raymond and Stirling. The communities comprise Canada’s Mormon Trail, and feature a number of national and provincial historic sites. history.alberta.ca/remington; themormontrail.ca Brandon Call 403-543-5115 to book a tour; nmc.ca