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Crashed Ice skater with downtown St. Paul, Minnesota

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, United States Jasper Felder, Sweden
2004 Moscow, Russia Jasper Felder, Sweden
2004 Duluth, Minnesota, United States 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
2009 Prague, Czech Republic

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 to 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 16 Munich, Germany Martin Niefnecker, Germany
March 21 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Kyle Croxall, Canada
2010 World Champion Martin Niefnecker, Germany

2011 World Championship[edit]

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

2012 World Championship[edit]

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

2013 World Championship[edit]

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

2014 World Championship[edit]

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

2015 World Championship[edit]

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

2016 World Championship[edit]

Date Location Champion
November 28, 2015 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Cameron Naasz, United States
January 9, 2016 Munich, Germany Cameron Naasz, United States
January 30, 2016 Jyväskylä, Finland Scott Croxall, Canada
St. Paul, United States Cameron Naasz, United States

Team Competition[edit]

2013 Team Challenge World Championship[edit]

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

2014 Team Challenge World Championship[edit]

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

2015 Team Challenge World Championship[edit]

January 24 St. Paul, Minnesota, United States Prestige Worldwide
February 21 Belfast, Northern Ireland Living The Dream
March 13 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 18 - Riders Cup Afton Alps/Hastings, Minnesota, United States Tamara Kajah, Canada
January 24 St. Paul, Minnesota, United States Salla Kyhälä, Finland
February 14 - Riders Cup Jyväskylä, Finland Jacqueline Legere, Canada
2015 World Champion

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