MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul will once again be transformed into a man-made ice track as the Red Bull Crashed Ice prepares for a return visit to the state’s capital.
Athletes from around the world will compete in the ice cross downhill championship, including one of our own. Cameron Naasz, of Lakeview, Minn., took a first-ever win in Lausanne last year and finished third in last year’s Crashed Ice in St. Paul.
“I’m stoked that Red Bull Crashed Ice is coming back to my home state of Minnesota,” Naasz said in a press release. “The energy from the crowd was crazy last year, and it made for an unforgettable night. There’s nothing like the passion of St. Paul natives who braved the freezing cold to support us as we battled it out on the ice.”
Crashed Ice will visit St. Paul on Feb. 22, 2014, after kicking off its 2014 season in Helsinki, Finland. After St. Paul, the competition heads to Moscow, Russia and Quebec City, Canada in March.
This is the 14th season for Red Bull Crashed Ice.
In its 2012-2013 season, nearly 300,000 spectators came out to watch the five different races.