- Posted January 26, 2013 by
St. Paul, Minnesota
Red Bull Crashed Ice, Day Two
- 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