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    Posted January 26, 2013 by
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    Red Bull Crashed Ice, Day Two

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Freelance photographer and iReporter G3Photo of St. Paul, Minnesota, covered all three days of the Red Bull Crashed Ice competition for ice cross, which is an extreme skating event. The second day's events included the team competition, where six skaters took to the bobsled track at the same time. 'It’s just a whole lotta bodies traveling at speed in a space that, even with four is really, really crowded,' he said. Check out his photos from the preliminary rounds as well as the finals.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    The second day of Red Bull's Crashed Ice competition in St. Paul, Minnesota began in earnest after a rough opening day that saw the sub-zero temperatures wreak havoc on the ice because it was so cold that the ice became brittle and began to crack and chip. Put another way, it was too cold for the ice.

     

    Think about that for a moment and try not to smile.

     

    The international teams took to the track today for the morning and early afternoon training sessions, which were followed by elimination rounds and finally the team shootout, an event new to Crashed Ice this year.

     

    In the team shootout, teams of three skaters race down the ice, two teams at a time. Thats six, count 'em, six skaters on the track at the same time, the same track that sees single skaters take massive tumbles all the time. Needless to say, its a sight to see, and its really exciting to watch.

     

    Tomorrow promises to be even more exciting, with the finals poised to take over the city at 6:30PM CST. Temperatures will plummet over night to well below zero, but will rise during the day in to the double digits. Nearly balmy conditions, given the recent weather.

     

    Attendance is expected to top 100,000 for the day.

     

    The Story from Day One http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-915297

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