Crashed Ice

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Crashed Ice (Red Bull Crashed Ice) is a world tour in the winter extreme sporting event, ice cross downhill (or downhill ice cross), which involves downhill skating in an urban environment, on a track which includes steep turns and high vertical drops. The series was created and is managed by energy drinks company Red Bull. It is similar to ski cross and snowboard cross, except with ice skates on an ice track, instead of skis or snowboards on a snow track.[1]

Competitors, having advanced from one of the tryouts in the prior months, race in heats of four skaters, with the top two advancing from each heat. Racers, typically ice hockey players, outfitted as such, speed down the course’s turns, berms, and jumps.

Single event winners[edit]

Date Location Champion
2001 Stockholm, Sweden Jasper Felder, Sweden
2002 Klagenfurt, Austria Jasper Felder, Sweden
2003 Duluth, Minnesota, USA Jasper Felder, Sweden
2004 Moscow, Russia Jasper Felder, Sweden
2004 Duluth, Minnesota, USA Jasper Felder, Sweden
2005 Prague, Czech Republic Jasper Felder, Sweden
2006 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Gabriel Andre, Canada
2007 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Kevin Olson, Canada
2007 Helsinki, Finland Kevin Olson, Canada
2008 Davos, Switzerland Miikka Jouhkimainen, Finland
2008 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Arttu Pihlainen, Finland
2009 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Arttu Pihlainen, Finland
2009 Lausanne, Switzerland Jasper Felder, Sweden

World championship era[edit]

From 2010 onwards a points system was introduced. After the season, the skater with the most points is crowned the world champion. Points are awarded for the top 100 racers. Points are awarded starting with 1000 for the winner, after that 800, 600, 500 and decreasing to 0.5 for place 100.

For the 2015 season, the Riders Cup events were instituted. The events were designed to make the sport more accessible to more skaters. For these events, skaters can earn up to 25% of the points that the main events are awarded, with percentages decreasing with each placing. Meaning that the winner receives 250 points, which is 25% of the main event 1000 points and it decreases to 1% of the main event points for the 64th finisher, who receives 2.5 points. Any placings 65th and beyond do not score any points.

As well, a new wrinkle was added to the overall championship called the "throw out" rule. If a competitor competes in all of the stops, up to a maximum of 12 events in future years, the lowest main event score and the lowest Riders Cup score will be thrown out. This will give the skater an adjusted score for the overall championship. Thus, meaning that it is in the skater's best interest to compete in all events.

Individual Competition[edit]

2010 World Championship[edit]

Date Location Champion
January 16th Munich, Germany Martin Niefnecker, Germany
March 21st Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Kyle Croxall, Canada
2010 World Champion Martin Niefnecker, Germany

2011 World Championship[edit]

Date Location Champion
January 15th Munich, Germany Kyle Croxall, Canada
February 5th Valkenburg, Netherlands Arttu Pihlainen, Finland
February 26th Moscow, Russia Arttu Pihlainen, Finland
March 19th Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Arttu Pihlainen, Finland
2011 World Champion Arttu Pihlainen, Finland

2012 World Championship[edit]

Date Location Champion
January 14th St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Kyle Croxall, Canada
February 4th Valkenburg, Netherlands Kyle Croxall, Canada
February 18th Åre, Sweden Adam Horst, Canada
March 17th Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Arttu Pihlainen, Finland
2012 World Champion Kyle Croxall, Canada

2013 World Championship[edit]

Date Location Champion
December 1st Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Kyle Croxall, Canada
January 26th St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Kyle Croxall, Canada
February 9th Landgraaf, Netherlands Derek Wedge, Switzerland
March 2nd Lausanne, Switzerland Cameron Naasz, USA
March 16th Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Arttu Pihlainen, Finland
2013 World Champion Derek Wedge, Switzerland

2014 World Championship[edit]

Date Location Champion
February 1st Helsinki, Finland Marco Dallago, Austria
February 22nd St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Marco Dallago, Austria
March 8th Moscow, Russia Cameron Naasz, USA
March 22nd Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Marco Dallago, Austria
2014 World Champion Marco Dallago, Austria

2015 World Championship[edit]

Date Location Champion
January 18th - Riders Cup Afton Alps/Hastings, Minnesota, USA Cameron Naasz, USA
January 24th St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Kyle Croxall, Canada
January 31 - Riders Cup Wagrain-Kleinarl, Austria Marco Dallago, Austria
February 7th Helsinki, Finland Scott Croxall, Canada
February 14th - Riders Cup Jyväskylä, Finland Scott Croxall, Canada
February 21st Belfast, Northern Ireland Scott Croxall, Canada
March 7th - Riders Cup Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada Dylan Moriarty, Canada
March 14th Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Cameron Naasz, USA
2015 World Champion Scott Croxall, Canada

Team Competition[edit]

2013 Team Challenge World Championship[edit]

Date Location Champion
December 1st Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Swatch Proteam
January 26th St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Living The Dream
February 9th Landgraaf, Netherlands Cancelled
March 2nd Lausanne, Switzerland International Gladiators
March 16th Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Swatch Proteam
2013 World Champion Swatch Proteam

2014 Team Challenge World Championship[edit]

February 1st Helsinki, Finland Living The Dream
February 22nd St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Couch Garden Crew
March 8th Moscow, Russia Crazy Canucks
March 22nd Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Couch Garden Crew
2014 World Champion Couch Garden Crew

2015 Team Challenge World Championship[edit]

January 24th St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Prestige Worldwide
February 21st Belfast, Northern Ireland Living The Dream
March 13th Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Living The Dream
2015 World Champion Living The Dream

Women's competition[edit]

Date Location Champion
2010 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Kerri Muri, Canada
2011 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Salla Kyhälä, Finland
2012 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Fannie Desforges,[2] Canada
2013 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Dominique Thibault,[3] Canada
2014 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Salla Kyhälä, Finland

2015 Women's World Championship[edit]

Date Location Champion
January 18th - Riders Cup Afton Alps/Hastings, Minnesota, USA Tamara Kajah, Canada
January 24th St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Salla Kyhälä, Finland
February 14th - Riders Cup Jyväskylä, Finland Jacqueline Legere, Canada
2015 World Champion

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