Red Bull Crashed Ice: Spectator Info and FAQs

Created: 01/24/2013 9:13 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

If you’re heading to St. Paul for the Red Bull Crashed Ice 2013 World Championship, here’s all the information you need, courtesy of redbullcrashedice.com:

DID SOMEONE MENTION TICKETS?
Red Bull Crashed Ice is free and open to the public. However, the Crash Zone gives access to a premier viewing area. Inside the Crash Zone, there will be food and beverage concessions, a DJ and a clear view of a jumbotron with a live feed of the whole Red Bull Crashed Ice race. Tickets cost $10 on Saturday (it's free on Friday) and can be purchased at the entrance gates. *YOU MUST BE 21 AND OVER TO ENTER **12 & UNDERS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PARENTS

WHEN DOES THE RACE START?
Each event in the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship is typically held over a three-day period. In the National and International Shoot Outs, each athlete completes two timed runs and the fastest time counts. The top 32 athletes from the National Shoot Out and the athletes ranked 33rd to 64th in the International Shoot Out advance to the Elimination Round. The top 32 athletes from the International Shoot Out advance directly to Saturday's finals.

Thursday, Jan. 24
9-10.30 a.m.: Mayor Run
Saint Paul’s Mayor, Chris Coleman, takes a run down a portion of the track for the second year in a row and will be joined on the ice by Father Gjengdahl of the Arch Diocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

2-3:30 p.m.: National Shoot Out
All 100 US athletes get two runs but only the top 32 will move on to the Elimination Round on Friday evening.

Friday, Jan. 25
12:30-1:30 p.m.: International Shoot Out
All 100 International athletes get two runs and the pool is narrowed down to 64. The top 32 athletes move on to the finals on Saturday while the remaining 32 compete against the top US skaters in the Elimination Round.

3-4 p.m.: Elimination Round
The 64 qualified US and International athletes will be narrowed down to 32.

6-7 p.m.: Team Competition
Brand new this year, and featuring a head-to-head knockout format, the Team Challenge is a chance for athletes to compete in teams of three.

Saturday, Jan. 26
5 p.m.: Gates Open To General Public

6:30-9 p.m.: Red Bull Crashed Ice finals

9 p.m. - 2 a.m.: Red Bull Crashed Ice Official After Party