The Red Bull Crashed Ice season begins with a seventh visit to the “State of Hockey”
The capital of Minnesota will host the first of four Red Bull Crashed Ice events on the frozen banks of the Mississippi River on January 19-20. For the past six freezing-cold winters, Saint Paul has hosted the Ice Cross Downhill competition, with huge crowds converging under the gaze of the imposing 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 long ice track filled with obstacles. The sport appeals to what Americans like most in sports – a physically challenging, rough, tough sport coupled with high-speed action and agility.
Cameron Naasz, a native of Minnesota, clinched the title here in 2016 before becoming the first men's back-to-back winner last season, and will be aiming for the perfect start to the season on home soil.