Timelapse video of the Red Bull Crashed Ice track build in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Measuring 430 meters long, the 2014 Red Bull Crashed Ice track in Minnesota is built using several tons of wood, steel and ice. The ice cross downhill course features step-ups, rollers, wallrides, tabletops, and a 40-meter vertical drop that will have skaters exceeding 40 mph. And all of this is housed in a temporary structure built in the middle of Saint Paul, adjacent to the huge cathedral of the same name.
Saint Paul Track By The Numbers:
4 is the number of weeks it took to build the St. Paul track
32 truckloads of steel were used in the building of the course
150-plus crew members worked on the construction
30 core production team members were involved in the process
12,000-plus man-hours were spent on the build
100 degrees was the temperature variance during the build (low -45, high 45)
14 lifts were used to build the track and 1 crane
300-plus radios were used to keep everyone in communication
5 Jumbotrons video screens have been installed
200-plus security staff kept the site secure
2,000-plus light fixtures were installed
4 chillers were used to cool the water to ice
5 24-hour shifts went into making ice
16 inches of snow fell during construction
6 days is how long it will take to tear down the entire track
Click above to watch a timelapse video of the construction crew erect the beast of a track.
Check out the track in all of its glory live at the Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota, on February 22nd or tune into FOX Sports 1 on February 24 at 9:30 p.m. ET to watch it in the comfort of your own home.