Updated: 01/25/2013 1:34 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart
Red Bull Crashed Ice Saint Paul: Spectator information and FAQs for Saturday, January 23, 2013
Heading to Saint Paul for stop two of the Red Bull Crashed Ice 2013 World Championship? Good call. Here's all the information you need to get the most out of your experience...
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.
CAN I BRING CHAIRS OR UMBRELLAS?
Outside chairs and umbrellas cannot be brought into Red Bull Crashed Ice.
CAN I BRING FOOD OR BEVERAGE?
Food and beverage cannot be brought into Red Bull Crashed Ice; however, there will be concessions in the 93X Crash Zone, in the Selby Lot next to the Cathedral of Saint Paul, and at the Finish Corral at the bottom of the course.
WILL THERE BE PARKING?
There is no available public parking at Red Bull Crashed Ice. There is parking available at one of the many shuttle locations. There are shuttle buses running through various parts of the city which will stop at 12th and John Ireland Blvd., at Martin Luther King and Cedar Ave., at Sherburne and Park St., at John Ireland Blvd. in front of the Department of Transportation building, and at John Ireland Blvd. and Marshall.
WILL THERE BE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?
Yes, the city buses will be running, with detours for portions of routes 21 and 65. They’ll be going eastbound on Selby Ave. to Western Ave., Left on Western, Right on Concordia, and Right on Kellogg. On the westbound route, they’ll be taking John Ireland to Marshall Ave., Right on Marshall, Left on Western, Right on Selby.
There are shuttle buses running through various parts of the city which will stop at 12th and John Ireland Blvd., at Martin Luther King and Cedar Ave., at Sherburne and Park St., at John Ireland Blvd in front of the Department of Transportation building, and at John Ireland Blvd. and Marshall. Shuttle buses will depart from the following: B 52's, Jimmy's, Doghouse, Station 280, Blarney Pub, Bar 508, Bootlegger's, O'gara's, Tiffany's, Shamrock's, Jersey's, Alary's, Joe's Garage and Bulldog: St. Paul.
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WHERE ARE THE MAIN ENTRANCES TO RED BULL CRASHED ICE?
The main entrances to Red Bull Crashed Ice are located at Marshall at John Ireland Boulevard and at Selby and Summit.
WHAT CAN YOU SEE FROM THE VIEWING AREAS?
None of the viewing areas capture the entire track. From the starting point, you can see everything up until the bridge. In the 93X Crash Zone, you can see the starting point. In the middle of the track, you can see the middle portions of the track. Near the bottom of the track, you can see from the middle portion and down. There will also be three large screens projecting the races from all angles.
CAN I WATCH RED BULL CRASHED ICE ANYWHERE ELSE?
Several businesses in downtown Saint Paul will be showing the race live, including: Billy's On Grand, Wild Tymes, Great Waters, Jimmy's, Bulldog, Shamrock's, Tiffany's, O'gara's, Zorbaz - On Gull, and Alary's. The Red Bull Crashed Ice competition will also air nationally on NBC on Saturday, January 21 from 1.00pm-3.00pm (CST) and will kick off a jaw-dropping sports programming block on NBC called the Red Bull Signature Series.
Thursday, January 24
9:00 a.m. - 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.
2:00 p.m. - 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, January 25
12:30 p.m. - 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.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Elimination Round
The 64 qualified US and International athletes will be narrowed down to 32.
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 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, January 26
5:00 p.m.: Gates Open To General Public
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Red Bull Crashed Ice finals
9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.: Red Bull Crashed Ice Official After Party