Ice cross downhill

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Skaters on an ice cross downhill course from 2007 in Quebec City

Ice cross downhill (or downhill ice cross), is a winter extreme sporting event which involves direct competitive downhill skating on a walled track featuring sharp turns and high vertical drops. It is similar to ski cross and boardercross, except with ice skates on an ice track, instead of skis or snowboards on a snow track.[1] Ice cross is sanctioned by ATSX, the All Terrain Skate Cross Federation.[2] The ice cross international sports federation is the International Ice Cross Sports Federation (IICSF),[3] which sanctions the World Ice Cross League.[4]

Course configurations and equipment[edit]

Racers, typically ice hockey players (however, the seven times single event winner Jasper Felder was a bandy player,[5][6][7] who in that sport represented USA, while in ice cross dowhill represented Sweden), outfitted as such, speed down the course’s turns, berms, and jumps. Typically there are four racers starting each race.[8]

Circuits, leagues and tours[edit]

Red Bull sponsors the world tour of the event under the title Crashed Ice. A lower level tour, the Riders Cup exists to supplement the Crash Ice feature events. With its establishment, Crashed Ice competitors must qualify through Riders Cup points.[9]

World Championships[edit]

A men's world championship has existed since 2010. A women's world championship has existed since 2015. A junior (combined men's and women's) world championship has existed since 2016.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ice Cross - Downhill". Red Bull. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  2. ^ "ATSX - Organization - We Are ATSX". ATSX. 2015.
  3. ^ Mark Nadolny (3 March 2015). "Crashing the Olympics: should ice cross be added to the Games?". Canadian Olympic Committee.
  4. ^ http://worldicecrossleague.com/?page_id=844
  5. ^ Jasper Felder
  6. ^ Image of Jasper Felder playing bandy for USA
  7. ^ https://www.facebook.com/usaswedenbandycamp/posts/107774800561136
  8. ^ Sarah Barker (25 January 2013). "In Ice Cross, Race to Top Is a Sprint to the Bottom". New York Times.
  9. ^ a b "Niagara Falls". Red Bull Crashed Ice. 11 March 2018. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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