Take a dash of ice, a gruelling downhill course, and throw in a handful of extreme skaters and you come up with the delightfully crazy world of Crashed Ice. There are four events in the 2012 season, and this is the first. Every single heat is fast, unpredictable, fabulous and exhilarating. Join us to welcome in the new season of Crashed Ice.
Crashed Ice live from Saint Paul
Published by Christine Blachford on
Found some fab stuff. First make sure you've watched the video preview: http://www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/Video/red-bull-crashed-ice-video-preview-021243148137329
Includes interview with everyone's favourite Crashed Ice Finn and last year's champion Pihlainen.
Also, one of those "who will be racing who" pdf chart things: http://www.redbull.com/cs/userfiles/file/AfterRoundOfRound128.pdf
You can also follow two Croxalls on the Twitters @Croxy88 and @ScottCroxy. Plus @CrashedIce of course.
Hey, what's this fancy new system?
Should be able to watch live via Red Bull TV: http://www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/Article/red-bull-crashed-ice-live-on-red-bull-tv-021243144720667
Also, I'm still watching the first play-off game in the American Football at the moment!
am testing ipad commenting this evening.
Yay Crashed Ice! Yay new comments!
Some info about the different people taking part. Some names I recognise from last year, plenty that I don't! http://www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/World-Series/Red-Bull-Crashed-Ice/Profile/011242785030624
Evening all. I made it in time!
Linked to here from twitter, will the events be on the Sidepodcast Homepage once testing completed?
Sorry, audio alerts are just plain annoying but love the notifications in Chrome as always.
We're gonna get the full experience tonight with the cold cold weather here too
but in the meantime events page has all the events: http://sidepodcast.com/events
You can catch up with the action from last year's final on the live thread from 2011 here: http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-crashed-ice-round-4-quebec-canada
Oooh, is there any way of adding Twitter links, or would that a) be a waste of time and/or b) conflict with quotes?
I am also testing tweeting an event in a browser with Seesmic, after Tweetdeck desktop locked me out.
Noticed this on the website in case there are any US based commentors...
Really sorry for the confusion caused - the Red Bull TV feed is only available to viewers outside the States. If youre not going to see the race in person the only other places you will be able to watch it are the advertised bars in Saint Paul that have exclusive access to the feed. Enjoy and our apologies again.
What's the link for the feed?
Wow, that's epically stupid.
We're having some issues with the odd comment not appearing. Worth refreshing every now and again just to make sure. We'll look into why.
I love the way I can squish the comments into a thin column so I can have a large video
Pats original comment asking for the link appeared a few minutes later than it was posted here, out of sync in the list if it's any help
Hehehe I have the same! :)
The beauty of the responsive web :-)
oh that's nice :)
Woohoo, crashed ice feed now started
Ooh, have they started already? My video is crazy jumpy.
But the 1st NFL game is still on! Oh well, I'll just have to watch both :-)
Yes!! Heikki name man!
Seems to be a lot of uphill bits on this course
I love the wall jump, but I can see someone bashing their head at some point.
I love how they take the jump seemingly on their bottom.
That one uphill is crazy.
Not many points for style in that one
I'm pretty sure that one is the first corner from Austin. I'm glad it found a new home
Those two look like Bill & Ted, excellent
Oooh Alanis Morisette.
I remember Alanis from last year.
I'm cheering for Heikki man again :)
I always liked Niefnecker. Just for the name
I want to cheer my Croxy on again... but I've forgotten which one I liked :) I think it was Scott.
Weren't there brothers as well?
Oh Neify! I forgot about him! He was rubbish last year.
thats it! the croxall brothers!
Where's the dude shouting '5 second warning!!!' over the mic, there's just a quiet non-mic guy telling the skaters..
Year before he was really good
i plugged in one cable for better audio and missed a whole round. i love this sport.
They should launch things at the skaters in the middle of their run.
lots of new names this year.
lights in the snow! What is this madness
That's quite the hair.
Heck of a start from blue man
What happened to the last guy? He was there, then he wasn't.
Gell back quickly though
I love it when they jump and their arms and legs are waving madly. So not in control.
Kim muller! i recognise that name.
What a finish!
Across the line on his belly!
Look like a sore landing
Joots! I remember a name
good red guy
The guy in grey seems to fall every time
love this course. mega.
Easy peasy, that lemon can be classified under 'squeezy' too.
Love the Belgian flag mohican on the helmet
or German perhaps
Maybe he read the title as "Crash On Ice".
There really should be points for best way of crossing the finish.
How much can the people at the back of the crowd see?
Panda beanie hat in the crowd.
crowd... err.. enjoying the weather. brrrrr
Just went to get some cookies from the kitchen, felt like i went down the course going downstairs its that cold.
I hope they serve hot Red Bull.
Second commentator just mumbling to himself
Over the line backwards
Steep and slippery hill to climb if you have no momentum.
The other Croxall.
Does the red bull channel not work on chrome?
someone is throwing snow at them?
No problem here
Doesn't work in USA
I almost had a massive crash on my kitchen floor swinging around the corner to make a cup of tea. Only difference is I don't have ice for a floor.
Works here. Are you based in the US as it's not available there?
Just as cold though!
It does work, very well :-)
Ah, yeah I'm in the US...
I have some modern technology called "central heating" ;-)
To quote Christine.. Rrrrrrubbish.
Hehe, as much as it pains me to say it, it's probably the other way round :)
Pfftt, my invention of the Walking Duvet Monster i cheaper! ;)
No big deal. My wife and I are headed out in a matter of moments. Just thought I'd try to give it a quick go.
Sorry, but "Ralf" just makes me think of Ralf Schumacher, which makes me think anyone called Ralf is rubbish.
Wow, big jump and huge ouch
Lots of crashes and pushing in that one!
massive upset at the last
Great take off - dodgy flight - baaaad landing
So apparently we can watch it on NBC next week...
The Crashed Ice equivalent of Petrov's moment in malaysia last season
You can probably pick up a stream somewhere
I'm about to head out. NFL tomorrow Steven?
Don't know which game we will do yet
Ok. I'll keep an eye out. later all!
Hahah, lucky guy in grey
See ya jw, shame you couldn't watch live :(
so it turns out ice is slippery
No more mater.
Niefy in this round,
How did Neify ever manage to win this championship??
niefy out this round
It's really funny watching "professionals" desperately trying to climb up ice like they're the numpty on the outside of the ice rink.
Niefy failed. As soon as he got into 2nd he blew it
Now that is how you take a jump!
Doumoulin I recall.
I recognise Domoulin
that is a massive hill. oops.
Up and back down again :)
Always seems to be red wins and blue is second
I have a feeling this is in the USA
I think the fastest guy from the previous heats gets red so is likely to be fastest again.
heh. what gave it away :)
That sounded painful
Wonder what that cameraman has on his feet to stop him sliding down the hill
Someone just got concussion as they smacked the wall.
Kolc I also recall from last year.
Not that it matters now :)
Slow start from yellow.
Slidiest race ever.
How is blue back in second after falling so far back?
pushin and shovin
"Worse than a bunch of drunk guys in a bar full of women"
that man is named after dido. florian?
That's the first heats done with. Now on to the round of 32. Eight heats here.
Gooo Heikki man
Have fun guys, wine & sleep are overtaking me. Fabulous new commenting :)
Appparently that is St Paul's Cathedral in the background. It must be taking a holiday from London
no mid event entertainment?
They had women racing in the brak last year
I wonder when they will bring out Chris Pfeiffer.
What, they're searching for the epileptics? Then what, when they find them?
Wonder if Vettel will turn up. If he puts the skates on the rest better let him win or Marko will have his revenge
Interesting hymns for a catherdral
Oh god, no one tell them about Big Bad Wolf
Maybe Buemi and Alguersuari could take this up now!
I'm not epileptic but all those flashing lights would be enough to mess with anyone's head.
Looks cool from a distance though.
is the forum about to start?
I thought they might sweep the track or something, if it so rutted
Just to make sure in case we forgot it's in the USA
ooh, start your engines
She was no good. You are supposed to turn each word into a sentence when you sing the anthem at US sports events
The mumbling guy is Jasper Feldman? He won it loads before it became a championship, I think.
The tracks may be more difficult but do they have a hotel that changes colour?!
better graphics this year.
Fake Heikki must be up next again.
Forget Crossrail, this should be the new form of public transport in London.
My favourite bit is when he went 'Nyyeeerggrrhhhhh'
The ice looks even worse from the onboard.
What kind of person tapes a camera to his chest?
Someone fat enough that falling on it doesn't rip his organs to shreds.
champion gets to wear gold
Bit confusing that Arttu is in yellow, but not really yellow.
Fake Heikki is awesome
He's being a bit Vettel about the whole thing.
Let's hear what Christian Horner has to say about him
red bull in favourite rider shocka
big hit at the end
They need to have one of these in the UK, and if it's too mild for an ice ramp jusr build a track out of a slippery mat and fairy liquid and water going down it
Alanis gets through.
Or just use roller skates
Ooh the minis are back.
biiig heat coming up
I think I am quite partial to Kim Muller as well. How many am I allowed to want to win?
What, like It's A Knockout?
Yes! But with red bull.
This would work with aStuart Hall comentary
It's 2am. No one is counting any more.
balloon on track! red flag!!!
theres a balloon on track
Is it EJ?
Blue one looks hurt.
Crashed Ice as It's A Knockout, using fairy liquid and roller skates? Anyone got the phone number for Channel 5?
I like everyone pointing at the pink balloon in utter fear
wow. spectacular fall.
Ohh my goodness!
Looked like Nuttlley had a puncture
Nutters is pure entertainment.
Awkward landing on the bump
Owww, that was painful. Hit the kerb like Felipe Massa
syncronised face plant
Playing up for the fans much!
80k people is mental
I can't see how there's space for that many.
nope, but taking the sport to the fans sure pays dividens. they must all be freezing.
last heat of this round.
go... err... florian.
time for more wine.
I think it would be fun to have a go on the course, but I'd have to have so much padding on me and look like Bibendum. Also, I don't think I would get over the hills. Actually, I probably wouldn't get anywhere. I've only been ice skating once,
Maybe they could have stairs beside the uphill sections
Arttu and Alanis in this one.
they need that anyhow :)
No more Alanis.
I am not a fan of the uphill bits
Red and blue please.
Yaya!! I'll take that.
seems designed to break them
Uphill is like a Tilke idea to ruin races
Everything Scott does, Kyle just copies :)
That was nearly a pile-up.
Jim de Pauli or whatever is also in my favour.
I may have to catch up in the morning as tiredness is gegtting the best of me. Night all :)
you're spoilt with cute men. french canadian's too.
Like that the Croxalls are not going to meet until the final.
I wonder what all these guys do for the rest of the year. They can't just do this
Now it is like It's a Knockout
It really is!
kyle's twitter says 'firefighter' and 'athelete'.
Assuming Arttu wins, it's blue versus silver.
Come on blue?
Come on blue! Not a question.
Come on Pihlainen
Woot! Perfect result.
Yay, Artuu wins :-)
Artuu D2, 'cos he wins like a robot :-)
best race so far. enjoyed that one.
I was about to say less falling now we've got to the good guys... then they fell.
great final lineup.
Can't argue with that final four. The Canadian brothers vs two Finns. :)
First is the 'small final'..
It's Round Three of It's A Knockout. This must be the Tring team.
They need engines on those things
Coming over the hills on those things must be quite the bump.
what and odd feature
I do think the "small" final is a bit of a mean name.
given they're sponsored by MINI. yup.
"final for losers"
Most other sports call it the B final
Aww, they hug and everything.
That was crazy close!
I'm actually nervous.
Has to be R2
heh. am going scotty.
You have to!
No! 3 of them down!
Pile up at the finish line! That was like Christian Fittipaldi at Monza
That was a hard race
Backflip would be interesting
First mistake I've seen R2 make.
Impressive just how quickly Arttu got up
Great racing today. Loved it.
They both caught the leader quite well.
Arttu got 2nd, Scott on his back at the line losing out!
great ending. enjoyed muchly.
Lots of fun, 2 hours flew by. When's the next?
This just keeps getting better
February 4th, Netherlands,
Ah a much friendlier timezone :)
we'll be here. cheers for commenting everybody. much appreciated.
Goodie, we should put an event up for that :-)
We should have one for the Super Bowl too :-)
steven, if you wanna test tomorrow for NFL, just yell. should only need a few quick lines about the game and a title.
Oooh, which game tomorrow are you doing? Giants @ Packers?
Yay for simplicity!
We always do the superbowl.
Could even try the Giants / Packers game tomorrow night
I will do a little bit on the Giants/Packers game then.
Kicks off 4:30 Eastern- 9:30 UK
Cool, I drop in for weeks at a time and then away for weeks, so I miss things :-)
Yes, I'll be in from 10pm onwards, so I'll miss the start but will be around thereafter. Will miss the AF game though.
Right, I'm giving full attention to the second half of Brady NFL Post-season Madden 2012 now, so I'll see you all around :-)
Looks like the Brady - Tebow battle tonight is a blow out
Broncos 7 Patriots 35 at half time
How is it 3am? I was planning an early night
blame red bull.
Yes, but me being a Patriots fan, it's worth watching :-)
ooooh, there's an app!
until tomorrow y'all.