November 8, 2018 (Boston, MA) – This February 8 and 9, Ice Cross Downhill skaters from all over the world will race down the massive Red Bull Crashed Ice track packed with drops, hairpin turns and gaps soaring at speed of 50 miles per hour to the finish line. Two of these skaters, however, will be competing in
the sport of Ice Cross Downhill for the very first time – and it could be you!
Starting today, interested athletes can sign up for the Red Bull Crashed Ice Athlete Search where one male and female athlete will secure a wildcard spot during the qualification round on Friday, February 8. The selected skaters will race down the 2,000-foot ice track under the lights of the iconic ballpark shoulder to shoulder with professional athletes competing in the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship.
Open to male and female skaters 18 years or older, the Red Bull Crashed Ice Athlete search will consist of three pre-qualifiers, two taking place in Boston, one in Buffalo, and a final at Loon Mountain Resort in New Hampshire.
The Red Bull Crashed Ice Athlete Search pre-qualifiers are a timed competition where skaters will race around a series of flat-ice obstacles aiming to record their fastest personal time. Each male and female competitor will race in heats and have two attempts at the course. The top eight male and female skaters per pre-qualifier will advance to the Red Bull Athlete Search Finals on Saturday, January 12. Interested athletes are only required to compete in one pre-qualifier.
Competing athletes must wear shoulder pads, elbow pads, pants with plastic padding (hockey, motocross or inline), helmet, gloves, and ice hockey skates.
RED BULL CRASHED ICE ATHLETE SEARCH PRE-QUALIFIER SCHEDULE
Sunday, December 2 | Boston, MA | Steriti Memorial Rink
Sunday, December 9 | Boston, MA | Steriti Memorial Rink
Friday, December 14 | Buffalo, NY | Buffalo RiverWorks
To secure your spot and for more details on the Red Bull Crashed Ice Athlete Search, visit redbull.com/crashedice.
Samantha Fink, Activation and Communications | Samantha.Fink@redbull.com | (773) 707 – 3316
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