Long before the competitors race down the icy track of the Red Bull Crashed Ice race course, the work to get there is less exciting. Building the quarter-mile track is a time consuming, 24-day process. Add in subzero temperatures and it’s not a cushy construction job.
In just over a month, Red Bull’s Crashed Ice will return to St. Paul. Athletes will fly down the icy, quarter mile track at speeds reaching 40 miles per hour. Training can take months and the recent December warm up, when temperatures reached the 50s, is having an impact on how athletes are getting ready for the competition.
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.
St. Paul is expected to get a big economic boost in January when the Red Bull Crashed Ice event comes to the downtown area in January.