Red Bull Crashed Ice is The Ultimate Extreme Winter Sporting Event (Video)

It seems like the entire world is obsessed by The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. While the Olympics hold many great events, none can hold a candle to the Red Bull Crashed Ice. For those of you unfamiliar with Red Bull Crashed Ice it is the world’s fastest Ice Cross Downhill event. Athletes will go four-at-a-time through a demanding, gritty, glacial downhill course full of turns, canals and chutes. The sport looks like a cross of hockey, downhill skiing with a sprinkle of old school roller derby.

The athletes for this event come from a wide range of disciplines – hockey, downhill skiing, speed skating, boardercross, and others. The U.S. will host qualifiers for this event to decide who grabs an opportunity to be one of 100 US athletes to take on the icy track in Saint Paul February 20-22, 2014. You can watch the Saint Paul event streaming free online here, there is also watch great footage from the qualifiers.

We will be hosting a contest during the month to celebrate this awesome event. Keep your eyes glued to the site for the opportunity to win some exclusive Red Bull Crashed Ice swag. In the meantime check out this great video of Red Bull Crashed Ice