information from Red Bull Crashed Ice:
“The elite of ice cross downhill will do battle in Saint Paul (USA), Valkenburg (NED), Aare (SWE) and Quebec City (CAN). Hundreds of hopefuls will start, but only one can become World Champion. The competitors will battle it out shoulder-to-shoulder as they descend an assault course made out of ice. It’s anything goes… well, almost – there are still a few set rules that must be obeyed by all athletes participating in Red Bull Crashed Ice.
At each World Championship event, the field is made up of the best riders from the ice cross international elite, representatives of national teams, and the fastest athletes from national qualifying races held around the world. Each event is preceded by National Qualifiers held across the host country and is open to everybody looking to take part in the main race and test themselves against the best ice cross racers in the world.
With athletes descending 350 metre-long downhill courses four abreast at speeds of up to 70kph, crashes are the only thing that’s certain. Competitors are, however, strictly forbidden from intentionally causing a fellow competitor to fall, slow down or leave the course, for example by holding his shirt, pushing or even striking him. Any athlete found guilty by the Competition Committee of hindering another athlete intentionally will be disqualified automatically.” Information from Red Bull Crushed Ice’s Official Page (click for link).
Here is a map of the course from The Cathedral of St. Paul to the Central Offices just north of I-35 and downtown St. Paul. For more information click here.
Information for Those Planning to Attend:
WHAT TIME DO GATES OPEN?
Gates open at 4.00pm (CST) on Saturday, January 14, and the first race begins at 7.00pm.
HOW MUCH DO TICKETS COST?
The event is free and open to the public. The 93X Crash Zone is not free to the public, but it is open. Tickets are $15 at the entrance.
WHAT IS THE ‘CRASH ZONE’?
The 93X Crash Zone gives the public access to a premier viewing area for Red Bull Crashed Ice. Inside the 93X Crash Zone there will be food and beverage concessions, a DJ with the Red Bull MXT, and a jumbotron with a live feed of the whole Red Bull Crashed Ice course, so that you won’t miss a single minute of the action.
HOW DO I GET ACCESS TO THE ‘CRASH ZONE’?
Tickets to the ‘Crash Zone’ are $15 and can be purchased at the 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?
Food and beverage cannot be brought into Red Bull Crashed Ice; however, there will be concessions in the 93X Crash Zone, in the Selby Lot next to the Cathedral of Saint Paul, 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 the Department of Transportation building, and at John Ireland Blvd. and Marshall.
WILL THERE BE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?
Yes, the city buses will be running, with detours for portions of routes 21 and 65. They’ll be going eastbound on Selby Ave. to Western Ave., Left on Western, Right on Concordia, and Right on Kellogg. On the westbound route, they’ll be taking John Ireland to Marshall Ave., Right on Marshall, Left on Western, Right on Selby.
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 the Department of Transportation building, and at John Ireland Blvd. and Marshall. Shuttle buses will depart from the following: B 52′s, Jimmy’s, Doghouse, Station 280, Blarney Pub, Bar 508, Bootlegger’s, O’gara’s, Tiffany’s, Shamrock’s, Jersey’s, Alary’s, Joe’s Garage and Bulldog: St. Paul.
WHERE ARE THE MAIN ENTRANCES TO RED BULL CRASHED ICE?
The main entrances to Red Bull Crashed Ice are located at Marshall at John Ireland Boulevard and at Selby and Summit.
WHAT CAN YOU SEE FROM THE VIEWING AREAS?
None of the viewing areas capture the entire track. From the starting point, you can see everything up until the bridge. In the 93X Crash Zone, you can see the starting point. 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. There will also be three large screens projecting the races from all angles.
CAN I WATCH RED BULL CRASHED ICE ANYWHERE ELSE?
Several businesses in downtown Saint Paul will be showing the race live, including: Billy’s On Grand, Wild Tymes, Great Waters, Jimmy’s, Bulldog, Shamrock’s, Tiffany’s, O’gara’s, Zorbaz – On Gull, and Alary’s. The Red Bull Crashed Ice competition will also air nationally on NBC on Saturday, January 21 from 1.00pm-3.00pm (CST) and will kick off a jaw-dropping sports programming block on NBC called the Red Bull Signature Series.
WHEN DOES THE EVENT END?
The Red Bull Crashed Ice competition in Saint Paul ends Friday night at 8.30pm and on Saturday night at 9.00pm. This is just the beginning, however. The top four American athletes will have the opportunity to represent Team USA in the global Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship.
WHAT ROADS WILL BE AFFECTED?
John Ireland Boulevard between Kellogg and Nina will be closed. Portions of Summit will be closed as well.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
As Red Bull Crashed Ice is an outdoor competition, please dress appropriately for the winter weather.
WILL THERE BE FOOD?
Food and concessions will be sold and may be purchased in the 93X Crash Zone, in the Selby Lot next to the Cathedral of Saint Paul, and at the Finish Corral at the bottom of the course.
CAN I TAKE VIDEO AND/OR PHOTOS?
Still photography is allowed but video or any kind of filming is not.
WHERE’S THE PARTY? (21+)
There will actually be several opportunities to celebrate at various locations that will be free and open to the public.
FRIDAY: There will be a Red Bull Crashed Ice ‘World Tour’ pub crawl from 7pm-midnight. Competing on the tour will earn you a free credential for the 93X Crashed Zone. (Locations include Barrio, Bulldog, Alary’s and Burger Moe’s).
SATURDAY: Several businesses in downtown Saint Paul will be showing Red Bull Crashed Ice live including: Billy’s On Grand, Wild Tymes, Great Waters, Jimmy’s, Bulldog, Shamrock’s, Tiffany’s, O’gara’s, Zorbaz – On Gull, and Alary’s. ’The Warming House’ Official Red Bull Crashed Ice After Party will take place at O’Gara’s from 9pm-2am.