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Red Bull Crashed Ice returned to the USA for the second race of 2014.
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Intro

Red Bull Crashed Ice crossed the Atlantic to Saint Paul, USA, for the second event in the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship 2014.

The sport of ice cross downhill continued its residence in the 'State of Hockey' with a third visit to the capital of Minnesota in 2014 as the sport continues to grow in popularity with US fans.

For the past two freezing-cold winters, Saint Paul has hosted ice cross downhill competition, with a huge crowd of more than 100,000 people converging on the Cathedral of Saint Paul to witness the high-speed action that features skaters competing in four-man heats in a race to the bottom of a 400-metre-long track full of obstacles.

With local boy Cameron Naasz, a native of Minnesota, having announced his arrival in ice cross downhill in 2013 with a series of runs that almost brought him the title, and the likes of Canadian Kyle Croxall and the current champion, Derek Wedge, of Switzerland, lacing up for action it promises to be another year of fierce competition.

The second race in the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship 2014 was streamed live on redbullcrashedice.com. Watch now on Video On Demand!

Venue

Venue

Schedule

Schedule

THURSDAY, 2/20
10:30am – 12:00pm: Training Session One for US Athletes
12:30pm – 1:45pm: Training Session Two for US Athletes
2:00pm – 3:30pm: National Shoot Out Run

FRIDAY, 2/21
10:15am – 11:45am: Training Session for International Athletes
12:00pm – 1:30pm: International Shoot Out Run
2:30pm – 2:45pm: Training Session for all 64 Competitors
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Elimination Round
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Team Competition Qualifiers
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Team Competition Finals

SATURDAY, 2/22
11:00am – 12:00pm: Training Session for Finals Athletes
5:00pm: Gates Open To General Public
6:45pm – 9:00pm: Red Bull Crashed Ice – The Ice Cross Downhill World Championship – Saint Paul Finals
9:00pm – 2:00am: Red Bull Crashed Ice Official After Party
Eagle Street Warming Tent will host the post-event celebrations. Located at the corner of Smith and Kellogg, the celebrations will feature performances by Indy, Jonathon Ackerman, Mister Black and DJ Joe Maz.

FAQs

FAQs

DID SOMEONE MENTION TICKETS?
Red Bull Crashed Ice is free and open to the public. However, the Crash Zone is $5 for Friday and Saturday nights. The Crash Zone is the only place onsite you can purchase alcohol. Food will also be available in this area via local food trucks. Everyone who wishes to enter the Crash Zone will need to be 21 years of age or older and show a valid ID. There is a large jumbo screen on the east side of the start structure that can be viewed from the Crash Zone.

WHERE SHOULD YOU STAND?
Although none of the viewing areas capture the entire track, there will be four large screens projecting the races from every angle. From the starting point, you can see everything up until the bridge. Only in the middle of the track, you can see from the bridge through the wall ride. Near the bottom of the track, you can see from the middle portion and down. Each portion of the track encompasses its own excitement, choose wisely!

WHAT IS THE EVENT SCHEDULE?
Red Bull Crashed Ice – The Ice Cross Downhill World Championships 2014 will be held over a three-day period. In the National and International Shoot Outs, two runs by athlete are timed and the fastest time counts. The top 32 athletes from the National Shoot Out and the athletes ranked 33rd to 64th in the International Shoot Out advance to the Elimination Round. The top 32 athletes from the International Shoot Out advance directly to Saturday's finals, and the top 32 athletes from the Elimination Round will join them.

WEDNESDAY 2/19

10:00am – 10:30am: Mayor Run
Saint Paul's Mayor Coleman will strap on his skates for a third consecutive year to take a run down a portion of the track.

THURSDAY 2/20

2:00pm – 3:30pm: National Shoot Out Run
All 100 US athletes get 2 runs but only the top 32 will move on to the Elimination Round on Friday evening.

FRIDAY 2/21

12:00pm – 1:30pm: International Shoot Out Run
All 100 International athletes get 2 runs and the pool is narrowed down to 64. The top 32 athletes move onto the finals Saturday while the remaining athletes compete against the US hopefuls in the Elimination Round.

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Elimination Round
The 64 qualifying US and International athletes will be narrowed down to 32.

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Team Competition Qualifiers

7:30pm – 8:30pm: Team Competition Finals
This is a chance for athletes to earn additional points and boost their collective rankings. Done in a head-to-head knockout format, the Team Competition is one not to be missed.

SATURDAY 2/22

5:00pm: Gates Open To General Public

6:45pm – 9:00pm: Red Bull Crashed Ice Saint Paul Finals
The top 64 athletes from the International Shoot Out and the Elimination Round will go head-to-head to determine the Saint Paul champion.

9:00pm – 2:00am: Red Bull Crashed Ice Official After Party
Eagle Street Warming Tent will host the post-event celebrations, located at the corner of Smith and Kellogg, with performances by Indy, Jonathon Ackerman, Mister Black and DJ Joe Maz.

WILL THERE BE PARKING?
There is no available public parking onsite at Red Bull Crashed Ice. There is parking available at one of the many free shuttle locations. There are shuttle buses running throughout the Minnesota State Capital Complex. See redbullcrashedice.com/shuttles for more information. Parking at the Minnesota State parking lots in this area is free on Friday, February 21 (6:00pm – 10:00pm) and Saturday, February 22 (5:30pm – 10:30pm). Free shuttles will only be running on Saturday, February 22. Shuttles will stop at 12th and St. Peter St, at Cedar Ave and Columbus Ave and at the Sears parking lot. It is $10 to park at the Sears parking lot. The main shuttle drop off and pick up location is on John Ireland Blvd, North of Kellogg Blvd. See maps for additional information. The Saint Paul College is also selling parking for $20. The Saint Paul College parking lots can only be accessed via Concordia Ave.

WILL THERE BE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?
Yes, the city buses will be running, with detours for portions of routes that intersect the event footprint. Visit www.metrotransit.org for all metro transit details.

WHAT ROADS WILL BE AFFECTED?
John Ireland Blvd, Dayton Ave, Marshall Ave, Old Kellogg Blvd, Summit Ave, Mullberry St, Selby Ave, and Louis St. Visit www.stpaul.gov/crashedice for full details.

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

WANT TO HIDE FROM THE COLD WEATHER AT THE CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PAUL?
We've got the solution. Various venues will be given access to show the main event Saturday night. A list reaching as far as Wisconsin and including Alary's, Billy's on Grand, Buster's: Mankato, Champp's- STP, Cowboy Jack's Plymouth, O'Gara's, Prime Bar, Rounder's: Mankato, Shamrock's, Tavern on the Avenue, Tiffany's, Two Stooge's, Wild Tymes, Fabulous Ferns, Tavern on Grand, Zorbaz Detroit, Zorbaz Spicer, Zorbaz Gull Lake, and Zorbaz Grand Rapidz.

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

CAN I BRING FOOD OR BEVERAGES?
Outside food and beverages cannot be brought into Red Bull Crashed Ice. Food and concessions will be sold and may be purchased in the Crash Zone, on John Ireland Blvd just South of Kellogg Blvd, and on College Ave near the finish area.

WHEN DOES THE RED BULL CRASHED ICE COMPETITION END?
The Red Bull Crashed Ice team competition finals on Friday night will end at 8:30pm and the final championship round will end Saturday night at 9:00pm.

DOES THE FUN HAVE TO STOP AFTER THE COMPETITION?
No way! Please feel free to join us for the Red Bull Crashed Ice Official After Party at Eagle Street Warming Tent, located at the corner of Smith and Kellogg, with performances by Indy, Jonathon Ackerman, Mister Black and DJ Joe Maz.

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 #crashedice on Twitter. A visitor guide, additional information, and traffic updates from the City of St. Paul Website can be accessed at www.stpaul.gov/crashedice.

CAN'T CATCH THE ACTION IN SAINT PAUL?
Red Bull Crashed Ice - Saint Paul will air on Fox Sports 1 Monday, February 24 at 9:30pm (ET). Be sure to check out the other stops for Red Bull Crashed Ice – The Ice Cross Downhill World Championship 2014 live on Fox Sports 1 later in the year.

Live

The first race in the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship 2014 was streamed live on redbullcrashedice.com. Watch now on Video On Demand!

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