There’s never a dull moment in Red Bull events, especially this year’s Crashed Ice World Championship in the Netherlands. If you ever thought ice hockey is a tough sport, you should definitely check out Ice Cross Downhill. This hardcore event consists of athletes racing on a slippery, steep ice track with jumps and sharp turns, on hockey skates over 40 miles per hour (60 kilometers). With the fastest, steepest and shortest track ever built in competition, it is not hard to say that this race will be epic.
This weekend, the 2012/2013 season for stop 3 of 5 lands the athletes in Landgraaf. This year’s Red Bull competition is the first indoor track inside the largest indoor ski course in the world, SnowWorld. The Red Bull track consists of a 1,115-foot-long track (340 meters) and a 230 foot downgrade. Now a permanent feature to SnowWorld, local favorites Remo Speijers, Glenn Bakx and Bart van Roosmalen amongst others, are ready for action on their new icy roller coaster.
Red Bull Crashed Ice starting line ready for racing | Photo: Redbull.com
If this intense ice track appeals to your adrenaline-filled blood, then try out the course yourself as it is open to the public!
Ski lift sky view of the ice track | Photo: Redbull.com