It’s the fastest sport on skates! Red Bull Crashed Ice took over our backyard for the second time from March 9-10, 2018. Thousands of fans descended into the heart of downtown Edmonton and watched the world’s top ice cross downhill athletes compete for the Junior, Men’s and Women’s World Championships.
Here are some fun facts, memories, and behind-the-scenes info:
- The 455 metre Red Bull Crashed Ice track took a total of five weeks to complete
- The track used 272,155 kilograms of scaffolding and 1,600 sheets of plywood
- Over 150 workers spent 10,000 hours putting everything together
- 36,000 litres of coolant pumped through mats on the track maintained the ice
- The ice was 12 centimetres thick and five times denser than NHL ice
- Mirko Lahti completed a perfect season and won back to back Men’s Junior World Championships!
- Canadian Scott Croxall took home back to back Men’s World titles
- Amanda Trunzo became the first American woman to win the Women’s World Championship
Check out the video below to see some of the best Red Bull Crashed Ice action from March 9-10.
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