On Wednesday morning, Red Bull Crashed Ice kicks off its festivities with Saint Paul's Mayor Chris Coleman hitting a portion of the gnarly track. That's right, a sitting mayor of a municipal in Minnesota will strap on skates and attack the ice cross downhilll course. And that's just the beginning of it (figuratively and literally).
If you're in the Saint Paul area, check out this week's schedule of Red Bull Crashed Ice. There's plenty of icy action for the whole family. Just remember to dress warm.
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Mayor Run
Saint Paul’s Mayor Coleman will strap into skates for a third consecutive year to take a run down a portion of the track.
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: National Shoot Out Run
All 100 U.S. athletes get 2 runs but only the top 32 will move on to the Elimination Round on Friday evening.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: International Shoot Out Run
All 100 International athletes get 2 runs and the pool is narrowed down to 64. The top 32 athletes move onto the finals Saturday while the remaining competes against the US hopefuls in the Elimination Round.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Elimination Round
The 64 qualifying US and International athletes will be narrowed down to 32.
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Team Competition Qualifiers; 7:30pm – 8:30 p.m.: Team Competition Finals
This is a chance for athletes to earn additional points and boost their collective rankings. Done in a head-to-head knockout format, the Team Challenge shouldn’t be missed.
5 p.m.: Gates Open To General Public
6:45 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Red Bull Crashed Ice Saint Paul Finals
The top 64 athletes from the International Shootout and the Elimination Round will go head to head to determine the Saint Paul champion
9 p.m. - 2 a.m.: Red Bull Crashed Ice Official After Party
Eagle Street Warming Tent will host the post event celebrations, located at the corner of Smith and Kellogg with performances by Indy, Jonathon Ackerman, Mister Black and DJ Joe Maz.