Why get excited for Red Bull Crashed Ice?
First, Red Bull turned aerial acrobatics into an awesome spectator sport, then they convinced people to channel their inner Icarus and Daedalus and jump off piers or hurtle down hills in glorified soapbox race-cars. Now they’re back to bring you something even more awesome,,, Red Bull Crashed Ice!
If you’re not familiar with the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship, imagine turbo-charged Olympic speed-skating for the Monster Truck audience… or Rollerball meets Running Man - on ice skates!
That’s because Red Bull’s latest extreme sport gathers the world’s craziest speed skaters, to race four-at-a-time, shoulder-to-shoulder at break-neck speeds of 50mph (80kph.) If Death Race 3000… On Ice ain’t exciting enough already, the 350-meter downhill track features gravity-defying drops, insane hairpin turns, mind-boggling chasms and deadly spiked-pit traps to raise the stakes*.
Want tickets? Get your skates on!
Under the crisp, cold cover of night, a sea of stars is formed by warmly-clothed fans holding their mobile phones aloft. You cheer excitedly as the toughest male, female and junior sk8ers drop in and battle it out for victory, at any cost. To the icy gladiatorial competitors, winning is the only option… ensuring spectacular crashes and bone-crunching collisions! While, for the blood-thirsty, baying spectators; this translates into an evening of adrenaline-fuelled, action-packed fun!
With past events in Japan, Finland and Boston, USA, Red Bull Crashed Ice has deservedly become one of the most exhilarating extreme sports. Trust us, it’s got to be seen to be believed and tickets sell like hot cakes.... so you better get your skates on!
- Imagine Rollerball meets Running Man - on ice skates!
- Wrap up warm to cheer on the world’s craziest speed-skaters
- *Okay, we got carried away, no spiked-pit traps yet; maybe next year!
- Red Bull Crashed Ice - coming to a town near you!