The weekend is so close – and one of the most popular events of the Winter Carnival, Red Bull Crashed Ice, gets underway tomorrow. Did you know there were over 120,000 spectator’s at last year’s Crashed Ice race? CNN even listed it on their “19 Events Worth Traveling for in 2015” list, according to CBS Minnesota’s Ali Lucia.
This afternoon at 3:00 you can catch the elimination round and then at 6:00 this evening the teams challenge gets underway.
Tomorrow, though is the day when the fastest skaters race. There will be 64 males and 16 females vying for the championship.
In case you’re new to the Winter Carnival, the Red Bull Crashed Ice event is basically downhill racing on skates. These athletes skate up to 60 miles per hour and the jump is 60 to 70 feet in the air. It’s amazing to watch.
The course begins at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 24. The Red Bull Crashed Ice Village on West 7th Street, with music, food and beverages is open until 11:00 p.m. The race starts at 6:45 p.m.
Admission is free but parking may cost you dearly. It’s free at the Capitol lots (J and H) and at the Centennial lot. If those fill up, however, you can pay to park at the Minnesota History Center, St. Paul College or Sears. That will cost between $15 and $20.
There is a 30 percent chance of snow and we’ll have a low of 30 degrees tomorrow night in St. Paul.
Image courtesy Red Bull.