FAQs

WHAT IS RED BULL CRASHED ICE?
The sport is Ice Cross Downhill; Red Bull Crashed Ice is the series. It is a combination of hockey, boardercross, and downhill skiing. Known to many as the fastest sport on skates, but dictated by one goal: first to the bottom wins. It’s challenging, fast, cold, hard, unique and action packed. To determine a champion, consecutive heats of four skaters race head-to-head in a double elimination.

WHAT IS THE EVENT SCHEDULE?
Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship events will typically be held over a three-day period. In the National and International Shootouts, two runs by athlete are timed and the fastest time counts. The top 32 athletes from the National Shootout and the athletes ranked 33rd to 64th in the International Shootout advance to the Elimination Round. The top 32 athletes from the International Shootout advance directly to the Saturday finals.

THURSDAY – National Shootout Day
Athletes briefing, Training and National Shootout

FRIDAY – International Shootout Day plus Team Competition
Athletes’ Briefing, training, International Shoot Out and Team Competition (heat format)

SATURDAY – Finals
Athletes’ Briefing, training and the final competition itself (heat format)

HOW ARE ATHLETES RANKED?
Athletes ranked first to fourth for each particular event are allocated positions according to their place in the final heat. Athletes ranked fifth to eighth are ranked according to their place in the small final. All remaining athletes are ranked according to the round in which they were eliminated.

ARE THERE POINTS?
Points are awarded at each Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship event; from 1,000 points, for 1st place, down to 0.5 points, for 100th place. The points obtained at all five races are then added together after the final event to determine the winner of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship 2012/13. Every race counts.

HOW WILL THE WORLD CHAMPION BE DETERMINED?
Qualifiers will be held across the country to determine the top participants demonstrating the best skating skill, agility, strategy and strength. Competitors will earn points for the world ranking at each race. The World Champion will be the athlete with most points after the last event. At the finale in Quebec City, there will be one male champion and one female champion of the race in addition to one champion of the series.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Athletes - male or female, amateur or pro - from a variety of disciplines including hockey, downhill skiing, speed skating and boardercross can register for Red Bull Crashed Ice. Visiting www.redbullcrashedice.com will provide competitor with necessary entry details. To enter into a lottery for a chance to win a spot for Red Bull Crashed Ice Qualifier, athletes must be 18 years old. Online registration opens on October 15, 2012 and closes at 11:59pm EST on November 21. On November 23, a random drawing will determine who participates in the qualifiers. No athlete shall be allowed to start without having produced a signed disclaimer.

WHO ARE THE RED BULL CRASHED ICE PAST WINNERS?
2012
Quebec City, CAN - Arttu Pihlainen (FIN)
Are, SWE - Adam Horst (CAN)
Valkenburg, NED - Kyle Croxall (CAN)
Saint Paul, USA - Kyle Croxall (CAN)

2011
Quebec City, CAN Arttu Pihlainen (FIN)
Moscow, RUS Arttu Pihlainen (FIN)
Valkenburg, NED Arttu Pihlainen (FIN)
Munich, GER Kyle Croxall (CAN)

2010
Quebec City, CAN Kyle Croxall (CAN)
Munich, GER Martin Niefnecker (GER)

2009
Lausanne, SUI Jasper Felder (SWE)
Prague, CZE Miikka Jouhkamainen (FIN)
Quebec City, CAN Arttu Pihlainen (FIN)

2008
Quebec City, CAN Arttu Pihlainen (FIN)
Davos, SUI Miikka Jouhkamainen (FIN)

2007
Quebec City, CAN Kevin Olson (CAN)
Helsinki, FIN Kevin Olson (CAN)

2006
Quebec City, CAN Gabriel Andre (CAN)

2005
Prague, CZE Jasper Felder (SWE)

2004
Moscow, RUS Jasper Felder (SWE)
Duluth, Minnesota, USA Jasper Felder (SWE)

2003
Duluth, Minnesota, USA Jasper Felder (SWE)

2001
Klagenfurt, AUT Jasper Felder (SWE)
Stockholm, SWE Jasper Felder (SWE)

WHERE SHOULD YOU STAND?
Although none of the viewing areas capture the entire track, there will be three large screens projecting the races from every angle. From the starting point, you can see everything up until the bridge. In the middle of the track, you can see the middle portions of the track. Near the bottom of the track, you can see from the middle portion and down. Each portion of the track encompasses it’s own excitement, choose wisely.

WHAT ABOUT THE TRACK?
A custom built 400m urban ice track with a 40m vertical will be riddled with a 48m start tower, hairpin turns, big-air jumps, step-ups, drop-offs, obstacles and gaps. Encompassing a downhill battle where athletes can reach speeds of more than 40 MPH.

DID SOMEONE MENTION TICKETS?
Red Bull Crashed Ice is free and open to the public. However, The Crash Zone gives the public access to a premier viewing area. Since inside the Crash Zone, there will be food and beverage concessions, a DJ and a clear view of a jumbotron with a live feed of the whole Red Bull Crashed Ice course, tickets cost $10 on Saturday (free on Friday) and can be purchased at the entrance gates.

CAN I BRING CHAIRS OR UMBRELLAS?
Outside chairs and umbrellas cannot be brought into Red Bull Crashed Ice

CAN I BRING FOOD OR BEVERAGE?
Outside food and beverage cannot be brought into Red Bull Crashed Ice. Food and concessions will be sold and may be purchased in the Crash Zone, in the field across the street from the Cathedral and at the Finish Corral at the bottom of the course.

WILL THERE BE PARKING?
There is no available public parking at Red Bull Crashed Ice. There is parking available at one of the many shuttle locations. There are shuttle buses running through various parts of the city which will stop at 12th and John Ireland Blvd, at Martin Luther King and Cedar Ave, at Sherburne and Park St, at John Ireland Blvd in front of Dept. of Transportation bldg., and at John Ireland Blvd and Marshall.

WHERE ARE THE MAIN ENTRANCES TO RED BULL CRASHED ICE?
The main entrances to Red Bull Crashed Ice are located at John Ireland Blvd and Mulberry Street.

WHEN DOES THE RED BULL CRASHED ICE COMPETITION END?
The Red Bull Crashed Ice team competition on Friday night will end at 9:30 PM and the final championship round will end Saturday night at 9:30 PM.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
As Red Bull Crashed Ice is an outdoor competition, please dress appropriately for the winter weather.

HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE LATEST EVENT UPDATES AND HAPPENINGS AROUND SAINT PAUL?
For breaking event news and updates, you may follow @redbullMSP, @CrashedIce and #crashedice on Twitter or visit www.redbullcrashedice.com. A visitor guide, cool content, more information on Red Bull Crashed Ice, Traffic updates may be available from the City of St. Paul Website and can be accessed here.

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