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Take some of the best and toughest ice-hockey players in the world, a sizzling atmosphere, stunning surroundings, tonnes of steel, a huge cooling system and thousands of square metres of frozen water. The result? Red Bull Crashed Ice! Since the first ever race back in 2000 Red Bull Crashed Ice has developed to become the most breathtaking winter sports events in the world. Ice-hockey aces hurtle down courses up to 500 metres in length in groups of four, shoulder to shoulder, as they fight it out for victory. The whole race is held on a steep downhill track dotted with chicanes, jumps and rollers. Pushing, sliding, sprinting and wrangling are all on the menu as the athletes race down the course, but the rules are, in fact, very simple: first to the bottom wins. Shaken, of course, but not stirred …
From Stockholm to Moscow, Davos to Prague, Quebec to Minnesota: Red Bull Crashed Ice has already played host to its fair share of insane action since the first event back in 2000. In 2009, it was Arttu Pihlainen (FIN) and Crashed Ice legend Jasper Felder (SWE) who triumphed in the races in Quebec City (CAN) and Lausanne (SUI) respectively, defying temperatures way below zero to fire up the huge crowds of up to 50,000 onlookers.
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