Complete Guide: Red Bull Crashed Ice 2013 in St. Paul (Jan. 24-26)

By Christian Betancourt

Red Bull Crashed Ice returns to St. Paul this weekend, Jan. 24-26th. All events are free!

Here’s everything you need to know for this year’s event:

Schedule

Thursday, January 24th

9:00am – 10:30am: Mayor Run
Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will be taking a run down a portion of the track for the second year, but he will be joined by Father Gjengdahl of the Arch Diocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

10:30am – 12:00pm: Training Session #1 for U.S. Athletes

12:30pm – 1:45pm: Training Session #2 for U.S. Athletes

2:00pm – 3:30pm: National Shootout
100 U.S. athletes will race down the course, one at a time. The fastest 32 will advance to the Elimination Round and the athletes ranked 33rd to 64th advance to the International Shootout.

Friday, January 25th

10:15am – 11:45am: Training Session for International Athletes

12:45pm – 1:30pm: International Shootout
100 international athletes and 32 U.S. athletes race down the course, one at a time. The fastest 32 athletes move automatically to Saturday’s finals. The athletes ranked 33rd to 64th move on to the elimination round.

2:30pm – 2:45pm – Training Session for all 64 Competitors

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

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Team Competition
Brand-new this year, this is a chance for the top 64 world athletes to earn additional World Series points and boost their collective rankings. Done in head-to-head knockout format, the Team Challenge is something you won’t want to miss!

Saturday, January 26th

11:00am – 12pm: Training Session for Final 32 Athletes

5:00pm: Gates Open to General Public

6:30pm – 9:00pm: Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship – Saint Paul Finals
The 64 fastest athletes from around the world race through bracketed heats, four at a time, until the final heat when one athlete crosses the finish line first and is crowned champion.

9:00pm – 2:00am – Red Bull Crashed Ice Official After Party
Myth Night Club (Maplewood) with performances by Lil Jon, Rick Rude and Get Cryphy
Get tickets here ($15)

Event Map

Click here to download map

The Course

Course Stats:

Track Length: 400 Meters
Start Ramp: 48′ High
Vertical Drop: 40 Meters
Days to Build: 20
Gallons of Water: 25,000

Parking/Shuttles/Public Transit

Parking is limited but there are a few lots with easy access to the Crashed Ice grounds

  • Parking Lot 1: Marion & St. Anthony (at Sears)
  • Parking Lot 2: 12th St. West & St. Peter St.
  • Parking Lot 3: Cedar St. & Columbus Ave

There will be a ton of FREE shuttles from over 50 locations around the great Saint Paul/Minneapolis area. Click here for shuttle locations and more info. 

Metro Transit may be a smart choice since they expect almost 90,000 fans on Saturday. Get a free buss/rail pass for Jan. 26th here. 

More Updates/Red Bull Social

For up-to-date info, follow these accounts during the event:

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