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Crashed Ice, Saint Paul // Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship 2013

Published by Christine Blachford

Crashed Ice is back for the second of five outings in this 2012/13 championship. We're not hugely confident on the start time, but when it does get going, it's going to be some fast and furious downhill ice action, with the names we are growing to love once more battling it out for supremacy on skates. Kyle Croxall, defending Crashed Ice champion, was victorious at the last round at Niagara Falls, with Cameron Naasz and Kilian Braun following him to the top of the standings. Everything can change at the drop of a skate, though, so stay tuned to find out what happens this evening!




  • Gonna do my best to stay up for this tonight as i miserably fell asleep within 20 minutes of it starting in December!

  • Gonna do my best to stay up for this tonight as i miserably fell asleep within 20 minutes of it starting in December!

    christine's taking a power nap, i'm gonna stay up. tough time to schedule an event though!

  • christine's taking a power nap, i'm gonna stay up. tough time to schedule an event though!

    want to be up at 8:30am for the tennis as well!

    Best to practise messed up sleeping patterns for australia I suppose... :)

  • Best to practise messed up sleeping patterns for australia I suppose... :)

    just don't ask when the final crashed ice of the season is...

  • just don't ask when the final crashed ice of the season is...

    If it is the same weekend as Melbourne we are going to get now sleep because the Sebring 12 hours is that weekend too

  • just don't ask when the final crashed ice of the season is...

    Oh WOW.

    Well, that's a long weekend. :D

  • If it is the same weekend as Melbourne we are going to get now sleep because the Sebring 12 hours is that weekend too

    ahahaha

  • Well, that's a long weekend. :D

    If it is the same weekend as Melbourne we are going to get now sleep because the Sebring 12 hours is that weekend too

    red bull by the truckload.

  • This gif perfectly visualises my reaction on how sleep is going to be possible in any shape or form that weekend

  • This gif perfectly visualises my reaction on how sleep is going to be possible in any shape or form that weekend

    :)

  • the stream is go

  • ahh, i don't have it.

  • gifguppy.com/css/…tinianchicken.gif

  • oops

    www.redbull.com/c…p;p=1243132123131

  • ooh there it is: live.redbull.tv/e…d-ice-saint-paul/

  • ace!

  • blimey, no messing, straight into the first race with a croxall it seems!

  • hope he doesn't crash out, christine is still asleep.

  • holy crap at that mega hairpin, it's texas' turn 1

  • yay scotty

  • holy crap at that mega hairpin, it's texas' turn 1

    hehe!!

  • ooooh it's alanis time.

  • i'll support horst.

  • director fail

  • shocking tv directing on this race?

  • lots of straights on this course

  • that corner is craaaaaazy.

  • close race!

  • close race!

    nice to see all of it :)

  • nice to see all of it :)

    much better than random shots of nothing happening :)

  • domoulin usually wins so I shall sayhim for this one

  • love the backdrop here. mahooosive castle.

  • love the backdrop here. mahooosive castle.

    it's crashed ice's hotel!

  • it's crashed ice's hotel!

    :) :)

  • that poor dude at the back is just sliding about

  • poor show from doumolin!

  • fiala only name i recognise.

  • helmet cam

  • They didnt do a DC, good start

  • They didnt do a DC, good start

    made up a place, great view.

  • that was awesome.

  • oh it's a cathederal, not a castle.

  • another alanis!

  • Wow. Those trousers...

  • you don't see f1 driver's cycling in the paddock.

  • photofinish?

  • ooooh close!

  • instead of a photo finish cam, have a montage instead :)

  • instead of a photo finish cam, have a montage instead :)

    drs enable, let's watch the start again.

  • tv direction is falling to pieces

  • I thought this wasn't supposed to start till 1:30

  • I thought this wasn't supposed to start till 1:30

    it was scheduled for 1:30, but red bull's countdown said 1am earlier so we changed it.

    only the round of 64 though.

  • only the round of 64 though.

    OK so I haven't missed anything important unless one of the big names went out early. Unlikely

  • OK so I haven't missed anything important unless one of the big names went out early. Unlikely

    nothing major. x2 morrissettes down.

  • He has the trousers again

  • terrifying!

  • He has the trousers again

    a lovely shade!

  • Looks like a tricky bit of uphill on this track

  • Looks like a tricky bit of uphill on this track

    was it here last year that they almost stopped, i forget?

  • was it here last year that they almost stopped, i forget?

    I can't remember one event from another

  • joots

  • joooooots!

  • clooooose

  • wow!

  • cocky ending :)

  • Fab directing to show the names in two different ways

  • tyler witty, twitty, is a brilliany name.

  • Ah this one is on Red Bull TV on ipad, that's better. Last one wasn't. That's helpful as my broken PC won't run video properly and my netbook has the 24 Hours

  • Ah this one is on Red Bull TV on ipad, that's better. Last one wasn't. That's helpful as my broken PC won't run video properly and my netbook has the 24 Hours

    oooh coool. assumed it was broken again. i'll switch to the telly then.

  • twitty won!

  • oooh coool. assumed it was broken again. i'll switch to the telly then.

    Best quality feed I've ever seen of this event.

  • Best quality feed I've ever seen of this event.

    Looks great on the PC feed too

  • Big crash

  • Niefy

  • niefy's having a shocker

  • oops

  • What is wrong with Niefy. Gets a great start so he falls flat on his face so that he is last then falls a few other times and finishes 20 seconds behind everyone else

  • heads straight off the course, he did not look happy

  • heads straight off the course, he did not look happy

    I think that must be Ralf Niefnecker

  • I think that must be Ralf Niefnecker

    :)`

  • another photo finish?

  • another photo finish?

    Absolutely nothing in it

  • wowow

  • fake heikki!

  • no waitr, it's a different fake heikki

  • no waitr, it's a different fake heikki

    You are thinking about R2

  • panda!

  • You are thinking about R2

    That's the chap

  • nice football tackle at the end :)

  • Kyle Croxy

  • We have a another Witty

  • We have a another Witty

    Not as witty as Twitty sadly

  • easy for kyle

  • The purple mohican has to be this year's coolest hairstyle

  • cheers pat :)

    twitter.com/bette…727086594/photo/1

  • see, it's just an older abu dhabi hotel.

  • are we on the round of 32 now?

  • are we on the round of 32 now?

    I assume so but I have not seen R2 or Scott Croxhall

  • I assume so but I have not seen R2 or Scott Croxhall

    he was in the first race

  • Scott, I mean. No sign of R2

  • he was in the first race

    That will be why then

  • twitter.com/bette…727086594/photo/1

    Nice. Wish I could do that.

    I've been sat on this office chair since the 24 started.

  • I assume so but I have not seen R2 or Scott Croxhall

    i better wake christine.

  • Scott, I mean. No sign of R2

    Did he not have an injury at the last event

  • Did he not have an injury at the last event

    Ohhh I think you may be right.

  • On board time

  • "holy moley!"

  • What did the world do before GoPros?

  • What did the world do before GoPros?

    squinted

  • squinted

    :)

  • Scotty goes through

  • Scotty goes through

    timed to perfection, cheers scotty.

  • Nice subtle stripes for Scotty

  • Woo, Scott a bit better this time, then!

  • he looks like a human liquorice.

  • Woo, Scott a bit better this time, then!

    To balance things out Niefy did worse. An awful lot worse

  • Scooby

  • marco dallago, another excellent name.

  • I've been sat on this office chair since the 24 started.

    and i wish i could watch every sport this way :)

  • To balance things out Niefy did worse. An awful lot worse

    Dear me. Hard to believe he was champ once!

  • trying to figure out where arrtu is (translated):

    Downhill skating season the favorite, Jyväskylä, Arttu Pihlainen not participate in the Minnesota race family and because of time pressures.

    www.mtv3.fi/urhei…sotan-jaarannissa

  • Dear me. Hard to believe he was champ once!

    Based on today's performance it is hard to believe he has skated before

    sidepodcast.com/e…3#comment-3110937

  • Dear me. Hard to believe he was champ once!

    his race was embarassing really, it was schumacher esque

  • Based on today's performance it is hard to believe he has skated before

    :)

  • Oh, I'd forgotten those trousers.

  • Oh, I'd forgotten those trousers.

    a nice sight to wake up to.

  • he also punched a wall on the way down the track in anger, which is basically what schumi did to rubens

    #neifmacher

  • Dare I say, this track doesn't seem as tricky as the last one.

  • excited commentator

  • All over the place!

  • Dare I say, this track doesn't seem as tricky as the last one.

    it does have turn 1 from Austin though

  • Dare I say, this track doesn't seem as tricky as the last one.

    Not as tricky but that uphill section is going to hurt after they have done it a few times andhave to race the good guys up it

  • i still think everyone is missing a trick, just ride down it in a dinghy.

  • Winner crosses the line seated :)

  • Well that's one way to finish :)

  • didn't realise fans battered the course as people come by. that'll help!

  • Commentators a bit confused. "Kolc comfortably leading... oh no wait, he's last!" Bit of a surprise to see him out early.

  • Commentators a bit confused. "Kolc comfortably leading... oh no wait, he's last!" Bit of a surprise to see him out early.

    Especially as I have never heard of anyone else in that race

  • jootsy

  • jootsy

    Oops.

  • that dude did the finish in the same cocky way again.

  • witty vs wedgy

  • Twitty is back!

  • Derek seems such a normal name for skating.

  • Derek seems such a normal name for skating.

    There was also a Brian :)

  • people cleaning the track are more interested in chatting.

  • Ooh, I'll do that bit. Clean up the end, get to see all the action, don't skate far.

  • people cleaning the track are more interested in chatting.

    Oh.

  • Ooh, I'll do that bit. Clean up the end, get to see all the action, don't skate far.

    ...and talk a lot

  • They're saying one of them is such a big guy, if he gets in front no one can pass him. #needsmoreDRS

  • mega lineup

  • There's a bonus Finn!

  • big fallers

  • Bouncing over the ice on your front.

  • You can't have a purple mohican unless you can deliver in the race.

  • no-one's beating kyle today... ;)

  • no-one's beating kyle today... ;)

    Yet.

  • Why does Kyle have a German flag on his shirt?

  • Well done Other Heikki

  • panda has a flag.

  • There should be a hockey sticks round where they;re allowed to skate like hockey players and use the sticks to their advantage.

  • There should be a hockey sticks round where they;re allowed to skate like hockey players and use the sticks to their advantage.

    Or one where they have to get a puck to the end... kind of like egg and spoon but different.

  • croxall montage

  • croxall montage

    Wrong one, tut.

  • Or one where they have to get a puck to the end... kind of like egg and spoon but different.

    that would be awesome :)

  • Good of them to catch St Paul's Cathedral whilst it's on holiday

  • Good of them to catch St Paul's Cathedral whilst it's on holiday

    :) :)

  • Wooo, gooo Scotty.

  • Or one where they have to get a puck to the end... kind of like egg and spoon but different.

    So everyone carries a stick and there are 4 pucks across the track at the finish line with a goal cut out of tha padding at the end. You are not allowed across the finish line until you have scored a goal

  • 150,000 people?

    holy flippin heck.

  • 150,000 people there ??

  • Scotty took him apart up the hill

  • Scotty took him apart up the hill

    strong legs

  • 150,000 people?

    That is super a lot. Especially because there can only be a couple of places with a good view. Do they have big screens?

  • That is super a lot. Especially because there can only be a couple of places with a good view. Do they have big screens?

    Yes. You can see them in shot at times

  • Yes. You can see them in shot at times

    Oh yes, I see one. That helps

  • 150,000 people?

    Struggling to see it myself. There are two stadiums full of people there unless htey are hidden in the dark.

  • *aren't

  • "If you think you've got a shot at it, go feet first."

  • Struggling to see it myself. There are two stadiums full of people there unless htey are hidden in the dark.

    course covers quite a bit of land though. several streets worth of track there.

  • There is no short cut option on this track. it is just a single track all the way down

  • That was a really close one. Love a good photo finish.

  • Third and fourth tangled there, no pressure on the front two now.

  • I hope Derek Wedge calls his dreddlocks his Wedgelocks

  • Third and fourth tangled there, no pressure on the front two now.

    That has happened a few times tonight

  • I hope Derek Wedge calls his dreddlocks his Wedgelocks

    :)

  • I hope Derek Wedge calls his dreddlocks his Wedgelocks

    Heheh!

  • massive round

  • syncro falling

  • Killian Brown tried to go vertical

  • They all had a go at falling there. Too easy for Kyle.

  • my internet is beginning to die on me so I think it may be time to call it a night

  • my internet is beginning to die on me so I think it may be time to call it a night

    Shame to miss the two semis and the final

  • my internet is beginning to die on me so I think it may be time to call it a night

    Aww, you did really well this time :)

  • my internet is beginning to die on me so I think it may be time to call it a night

    I'm struggling to concentrate..

  • kyle does have a german flag.

  • my internet is beginning to die on me so I think it may be time to call it a night

    #cheerslukeh

  • what the??

  • Racing with curling stones?

  • Aww, you did really well this time :)

    i am getting old and even more internet is tireding more than my mind too :)

  • Are they curling?

  • oh wow.

    yeah, sleep.

  • Night Lukeh

  • yeah, sleep.

    #goandy

  • again scotty!

  • YES!

  • wheeeeeeee

  • I heard the blades clash

  • I am calling him Legs now, it seems.

  • Naasz is a real contender this year, then. Second last time, into the final now.

  • faaast start.

  • Sounded like skates clashing again

  • Sounded like skates clashing again

    crazy close finishes today.

  • Really fast and close

  • crazy close finishes today.

    Seems to have been a few photo finishes and a few where the field was completey spread out

  • predictions then. who's yer bet for the win?

  • Oh yay, the bit where they go backwards!

  • Uphill race

  • predictions then. who's yer bet for the win?

    Kyle

  • predictions then. who's yer bet for the win?

    You can't bet against Kyle, but weird things do happen!

  • easier than last time

  • Their thighs must be burning after that

  • Mr C, I only remember this once a year, but you promised to buy me something from here: http://www.teamltdshop.eu/

    :)

  • Mr C, I only remember this once a year, but you promised to buy me something from here: http://www.teamltdshop.eu/

    i did? okay then. pink hat?

  • Mr C, I only remember this once a year, but you promised to buy me something from here: http://www.teamltdshop.eu/

    Do they sell Milky Bars?

  • i did? okay then. pink hat?

    I'll settle for a TeamCroxy wristband :)

  • No women's races this time.

  • I'll settle for a TeamCroxy wristband :)

    www.teamltdshop.e…upload/045132.jpg

  • you wanna look like penny, i say pink :)

  • www.teamltdshop.e…upload/045132.jpg

    Oh, that is very me!

  • No women's races this time.

    That shouldn't happen. They have to give the girls coverage along with the guys

  • you wanna look like penny, i say pink :)

    There is no arguing with that

  • That shouldn't happen. They have to give the girls coverage along with the guys

    not sure if it's big enough in the US yet. see if they come back for the last race.

  • goooooooo

  • OMG!!!!!

  • Great race

  • What was that!

  • Brother hugs!

  • Wow! Race of the day

  • can't call that

  • That could be anyone's race. Well, three anyway.

  • wow. kyle gave second to scott.

  • Scott's practically lying across the finish line :)

  • brilliant event

  • Thanks for waking me, Mr C. Glad I got up to see that, brilliant stuff

  • Thanks for waking me, Mr C. Glad I got up to see that, brilliant stuff

    You do know he is in the same room as you and you could just speak to him :)

  • You do know he is in the same room as you and you could just speak to him :)

    hasn't happened in seven years.

  • You do know he is in the same room as you and you could just speak to him :)

    I like to get these things down in writing. Saves on arguments later.

  • I like to get these things down in writing. Saves on arguments later.

    :)

  • Indoors next time, in the Netherlands.

  • hopefully the next event will be at a sensible time.

  • they won't get 150,000 indoors :)

  • hopefully the next event will be at a sensible time.

    Should be, Unless they have it at 3am Dutch time to suit the US

  • Look at that trophy!

  • I struggled to focus on it and seemed to miss most of the races looking at something else. Looking forward to a better time of day for the next one.

  • Classy trophy. Bernie would have a connery

  • Imagine taking that home on the bus.

  • Imagine taking that home on the bus.

    Imagine having a trophy cabinet full of stylish silver trophies and that

  • arrtu still injured :(

  • Commentator says R2 is injured

  • cheers all!

  • cheers all!

    Thanks for the thread.

    Night all

  • Night peeps.

  • anyone still awake

  • guess not

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Crashed Ice is back for the second of five outings in this 2012/13 championship. We're not hugely confident on the start time, but when it does get going, it's going to be some fast and furious downhill ice action, with the names we are growing to love once more battling it out for supremacy on skates. Kyle Croxall, defending Crashed Ice champion, was victorious at the last round at Niagara Falls, with Cameron Naasz and Kilian Braun following him to the top of the standings. Everything can change at the drop of a skate, though, so stay tuned to find out what happens this evening!
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27 January 2013