Afton Alps Hosts Crashed Ice Qualification CompetitionStill hoping to compete in Red Bull's Crashed Ice Competition next weekend? Here's your chance to qualify. Afton Alps is hosting the first International Ice Cross Downhill Rider's Cup this weekend. It's the first of four events across the world, but Afton's track is unlike any other.
Weird Weather Has Odd Impact On Outdoor RecreationFor snowboarders Alex Olsson and Joey Titus, the slopes of Buck Hill were all theirs Monday afternoon.
Warm Weather Affects Athletes' Prep For Crashed IceIn 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.
Some Mpls. Ice Rinks To Open By New YearMinneapolis Park and Recreation Board says there's just one thing keeping them from opening ice rinks in the city -- the weather. City officials say park crews require temperatures at 20 degrees or below non-stop for 10-straight days in order to make ice to open their 47 rinks.
Minnesota Participates In 4th Annual 'Try Hockey For Free Day'It's a big day of hockey around the state. For the fourth year, Minnesota Hockey is participating in Try Hockey For Free Day. The event is designed to welcome kids ages 4 to 9 to lace up the skates and give hockey a try.
St. Paul Gets Ready For Return Of Crashed IceSome of the people shoveling snow earlier today had skates on. They're the ones keeping the Red Bull Crashed Ice Course clear for the competitors.
If You Build A $20K Ice Rink On A Farm, They Will ComeNear the town of Carlos, you'll find frozen farmland as far as the eye can see. But on Pat Waldorf's farm, things are starting to heat up. "Needed a place to skate other than the rink in town. Needed a little more ice time, so we thought 'Why not get some buddies together and build our own rink?'" Waldorf said. Using a "if you build it, they will come" mentality, Waldorf decided to build a hockey rink in the middle of a farm.
'Red Bull Crashed Ice' Inspires Extreme Home CoursesThe Red Bull Crashed Ice track is going up right now in St. Paul. The frozen course sends racers up to 40 miles per hour down a twisted frozen course. The races are on Feb. 22, but before the event, some local folks have been inspired to try it at home. Cole Meyer iced over a giant hill at his parent's house in Buffalo to re-create the course.
Home-Made Crashed Ice Course In MinneapolisThree weeks from tonight, dozens of daredevils on skates return to St. Paul. They'll be racing down icy slopes and around sharp turns near the Cathedral.
Record Warmth Makes For Some Winter FunFor late December in Minnesota, it can't get much better then Saturday’s weather. There was sunshine, and a high temperature that broke a 117-year-old record. Aaron Howe of Independence tried to fend off snowballs thrown by his two children. "It's been fantastic. We grilled out last night, and it's kind of a nice warm spell to have in Minnesota after the holidays," Howe said.
Metrodome Skaters Lace Up For Penultimate ‘RollerDome’The Minnesota Vikings’ final game at the Metrodome is Sunday, but they aren't the only ones moving out. After 24 years, Minnesotans have been lacing up their skates and hitting the concourses for the RollerDome. But Monday night’s skate was the second to last inside the dome. After Friday, the RollerDome will be history.
Tall Ike Skates On 4-Foot Tall Stilts, And Does It WellFor many people, balancing on two ice skates is tough enough, but one Minnesota man adds four feet to the challenge -- his name is Tall Ike.