Ice cross downhill is probably one of the most exciting and least known sports in the world. It involves heats of four racers skating downhill on a course that has ramps, steep hills, and tight turns. It is fun to watch, to say the least.
This February, the extreme sport will be coming to Fenway Park for the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship finale. Red Bull Crashed Ice is the premier event for the sport and for the skaters. Here is what Fenway will look like come February:
The Boston Globe was able to speak with a couple of key people in this project. The managing director of Fenway Sports Management, Mark Lev, is very excited about the event, and thinks the event will draw 40,000-50,000 people. Red Bull Crashed Ice sport director Christian Papillon expressed his excitement too: “Fenway Park is a mythic place and an awesome sports environment. There’s a lot of history there. It’s a privilege to design a track for such a place.”
The sport is fast-paced, dangerous, and exciting. Here is a clip from the Red Bull Crashed Ice 2017 Final to give you an idea: Crashed Ice Saint Paul: Men’s Final | Red Bull Crashed Ice 2017