Finland plays host to the first round of the epic Crashed Ice tournament, a hectic fast-paced downhill race where four skaters battle to make it through to the next round. Over bumps, round corners, up and over jumps all the while going as fast as possible and avoiding contact with a fellow racer, Crashed Ice is exhilarating and exciting from start to finish. The Serena Ski Resort's permanent ice cross track is our destination as the brand new World Championship gets underway.

216 responses

  • Amy01/02/2014 at 13:02

    I am fully into winter sport mode woooooo

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 13:05

    Liking the revamped Crashed Ice site. Lots of extra info about the skaters http://www.redbullcrashedice.com/en_INT/athlete/scott-croxall

  • Amy01/02/2014 at 13:09

    Liking the revamped Crashed Ice site. Lots of extra info about the skaters www.redbullcrashe…ete/scott-croxall

    I like that theres brothers. I like brothers in sport.

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 13:14

    Woohoooooooooo!

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 13:14

    Plus I can watch it all without falling asleep

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 13:17

    Liking the revamped Crashed Ice site. Lots of extra info about the skaters www.redbullcrashe…ete/scott-croxall

    Yay for Neify!

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 13:22

    I like that theres brothers. I like brothers in sport.

    There are at least two sets, I think.

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 13:23

    There are at least two sets, I think.

    Also fake Heikki

  • Amy01/02/2014 at 13:23

    Also fake Heikki

    maybe real Heikki should take it up, he's got a lot of free time these days

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 13:24

    maybe real Heikki should take it up, he's got a lot of free time these days

    I think he's be good, the rets of finland seems to take part in this :)

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 13:26

    Also fake Heikki

    I think fake Heikki is still retired.

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 13:30

    I think fake Heikki is still retired.

    Nooooo :(

    I fell asleep too much

  • Amy01/02/2014 at 14:17

    booo i thought id make it but im suddenly super tired. eyelids....heavy...

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 14:19

    booo i thought id make it but im suddenly super tired. eyelids....heavy...

    you are feeling... veeeeeeery... WAKE UP AMY!

  • Amy01/02/2014 at 14:19

    you are feeling... veeeeeeery... WAKE UP AMY!

    zzzz

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 14:31

    zzzz

    i feel your sleepy fail

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 14:39

    Hello all

    Been looking at the Round of 64 heats, looks like Callum Boyd qualified. Nice to see a Brit in there. http://www.redbullcrashedice.com/en_INT/results

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 14:41

    Hi janna :)

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 14:41

    Been looking at the Round of 64 heats, looks like Callum Boyd qualified. Nice to see a Brit in there. www.redbullcrashe…om/en_INT/results

    have they done the 64 already then?

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 14:42

    have they done the 64 already then?

    No, it shows the heats ready for them to add the results following the elimination (yesterday?)

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 14:43

    No, it shows the heats ready for them to add the results following the elimination (yesterday?)

    ah-ha! was worried i'd missed already :)

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 14:44

    by the looks of things the whole event is live on red bull tv, but the round of 32 is also on bt sport.

    (i think).

  • john01/02/2014 at 14:56

    by the looks of things the whole event is live on red bull tv, but the round of 32 is also on bt sport.

    wow, do red bull have their own tv channel, they are ruthless, ruthless advertisers.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 14:57

    wow, do red bull have their own tv channel, they are ruthless, ruthless advertisers.

    own channel - http://www.redbull.tv/

    we've got it on the apple tv, but there's also an app and you can view in your browser. all for free.

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 15:00

    we've got it on the apple tv, but there's also an app and you can view in your browser. all for free.

    Watching on the iPad app.

    May switch to BT later just to see what they do with it.

    US people get screwed though, geoblocked, will be on Fox Sports tomorrow morning.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:00

    we've got it on the apple tv, but there's also an app and you can view in your browser. all for free.

    Aww, the countdown hit zero and changed to Live Soon. Silly countdown to nothing.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 15:01

    US people get screwed though, geoblocked, will be on Fox Sports tomorrow morning.

    total madness.

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 15:01

    Just refreshed & got the feed

  • john01/02/2014 at 15:01

    we've got it on the apple tv, but there's also an app and you can view in your browser. all for free.

    oh so its an extreme sport type channel. glad its not a 24 hour seb vettel highlights show.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 15:02

    oh so its an extreme sport type channel. glad its not a 24 hour seb vettel highlights show.

    don't think i;ve ever seen f1 on it.

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 15:03

    Just refreshed & got the feed

    Not working on the app, but the snowboarding one is

  • Noelinho01/02/2014 at 15:04

    I'm watching on Red Bull TV :-)

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 15:04

    Kyle in this one

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 15:05

    direct link - http://live.redbull.tv/events/324/red-bull-crashed-ice-2014-helsiniki-finland/

  • Noelinho01/02/2014 at 15:05

    They need this event in The Jump.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:07

    Oh no, looks like Scotty has long hair again.

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:08

    Finally settled down!

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:08

    Braun! I remember him.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:08

    Interesting they're talking about peeps putting on weight over winter. Oppositeland to F1.

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:08

    Twisty circuit this one.

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 15:09

    I see a helmet camera on the ice

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:09

    Uh oh, I think that chap hurt himself :(

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 15:09

    go pro down!

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:10

    Moriarty!!!

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:10

    I hope moriarty wins. The game is on.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:11

    Love all the bright colours.

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:11

    I hope moriarty wins. The game is on.

    Woohoooooooooo!

  • john01/02/2014 at 15:12

    direct link - live.redbull.tv/e…elsiniki-finland/

    cheers, first time ive seen this crashed ice, its like a cross between ice skating and bobsled.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:12

    Don't know any of the names in this one.

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:12

    I like the sign at the start.

    FIN.

    LAND.

    the land of fins.

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:12

    Skube dube doo.

  • john01/02/2014 at 15:13

    Is dragging the bloke down legal...

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 15:13

    I like one is called Scooby

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:13

    Photo finnish.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:13

    I like one is called Scooby

    Hope he gets through :)

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:13

    Those trousers!

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:13

    So close..

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:13

    Feet first, so he turns his feet away :)

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 15:14

    direct link - live.redbull.tv/e…elsiniki-finland/

    Thanks. I'm updating the app. It is taking forever. Someone seems to have drugged my ipad, so slow.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:14

    Feet first, so he turns his feet away :)

    Argh, he fell the wrong way.

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 15:14

    Is dragging the bloke down legal...

    There are judges who decide

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:14

    alanis!!

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 15:14

    alanis!!

    :D

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:14

    Is dragging the bloke down legal...

    You're not supposed to but incidental contact is allowed.

  • Noelinho01/02/2014 at 15:15

    You're not supposed to but incidental contact is allowed.

    As long as you do it subtly, or in traffic, you'll get away with it.

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:15

    Tony Heikkinen?

    Heikki merged into one word

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:16

    Oh, heikkila.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:16

    Alanis didn't get through.

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:16

    Alanis didn't get through.

    alanis is going home.

    is.

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:18

    Don't show Tilke that hairpin, he'll start putitng steps in his hairpins

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:21

    "The ugliest helmet in the sport." Hehe.

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 15:22

    Auerswald hung back & nailed that one

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:22

    Ugly helmet got through by dint of staying on his feet. Love it.

  • Noelinho01/02/2014 at 15:22

    Taru was shoving everyone there. And then he went down. Just desserts.

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 15:22

    Don't crash!

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:22

    he looks like chris hemsowrth's james hunt

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:24

    Oooh, a finnish celebrity.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 15:26

    i likes floor cam.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:26

    Love that skate view!

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:27

    close one!

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 15:27

    I still think the ref is going to say "Gladiators ready" after he says "riders ready"

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:27

    I still think the ref is going to say "Gladiators ready" after he says "riders ready"

    :)

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 15:27

    I still think the ref is going to say "Gladiators ready" after he says "riders ready"

    "contenders ready!"

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:27

    I still think the ref is going to say "Gladiators ready" after he says "riders ready"

    we need a crystal maze based track!

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:29

    Weee!

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:29

    This feet first thing is really coming into play today.

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:30

    so close!!!

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:30

    Niefy!

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:31

    Niefy's up.

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:32

    Easy for the nief.

    He was niefer in doubt.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 15:32

    :)

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 15:32

    When they fall I always wince how close the skates get to the fingers

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 15:33

    why are the crowd wearing crash helmets?

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:34

    go boyd!

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:34

    aww, last,

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 15:37

    Those other two didn't stand a chance with Wedge and Naasz there.

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 15:44

    Oh... signal loss

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 15:44

    Feed back & Jackson 5

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:45

    Oops technical difficulties.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 15:46

    live on bt sport now.

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 15:46

    The Red Bull iPad app worked after an update, but it was exactly 60 seconds behind the web feed. Having a look at BT now. They've added a US-like crawler of footie scores underneath.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 15:46

    HD crashed ice :)

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 15:47

    why are the crowd wearing crash helmets?

    Looks like some are sledging on the hill, maybe the crash helmets are for that?

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 15:47

    Looks like some are sledging on the hill, maybe the crash helmets are for that?

    ahh okay

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 15:47

    I think BT maybe half a minute behind.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:48

    live on bt sport now.

    Maybe that was the technical difficulties, hooking up to TV.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 15:48

    we have BT Sport about 10 seconds ahead of web flash feed, which is 40 secs ahead of ipad app.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:50

    Fascinating to see their different training. That guy was on a wooden path through the forest on rollerskates.

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 15:51

    Speaking of BT, round 2 of WRC is next week. Rally Sweden. Proper snow rally, hopefully.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:51

    Racing line has appeared

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 15:51

    Fascinating to see their different training. That guy was on a wooden path through the forest on rollerskates.

    Dedication.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 15:51

    Speaking of BT, round 2 of WRC is next week. Rally Sweden. Proper snow rally, hopefully.

    yay

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 15:51

    Dedication.

    That's what you need ;)

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 15:52

    like the live explanation.

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 15:53

    Love these track guides helmetcams

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 15:55

    Dumoulin out already

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:56

    Those first couple of corners look really bumpy

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 15:56

    If Scott qualifies Croxalls together in QF

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:56

    If Scott qualifies Croxalls together in QF

    Eek!

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 15:58

    Scooby v. Moriarty

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:01

    Heikkila goes through for Lukeh.

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:02

    Heikkila goes through for Lukeh.

    Would you believe it's Heikkkila - too many kkk for one name

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:02

    Would you believe it's Heikkkila - too many kkk for one name

    Ooh, so it is! That's just greedy :)

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 16:03

    I've had to give up. The internet at this house is not happy at all.

    Which worries me a lot for the F1 :/

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:04

    I've had to give up. The internet at this house is not happy at all.

    ...and indycar.

    don't think i've ever heard a good thing about sky's broadband :(

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 16:05

    don't think i've ever heard a good thing about sky's broadband :(

    It was them or talktalk. Lesser of two evils!

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:05

    Those blue trousers look like jeans. It's confusing me.

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:05

    Fisher looks like he's wearing jeans (or perhaps jeggings)

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:06

    Those blue trousers look like jeans. It's confusing me.

    I agree

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:06

    It was them or talktalk. Lesser of two evils!

    fibre upgrade an option?

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 16:07

    It was them or talktalk. Lesser of two evils!

    Ouch.

  • Lukeh01/02/2014 at 16:09

    fibre upgrade an option?

    Nah, not coming into the housing estate yet

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:09

    Nah, not coming into the housing estate yet

    4g it is then!

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:09

    This looks like it could be a tough round. Niefy and Mater and Haywood.

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 16:11

    The Winter Olympics has skiiing and snowboard versions of this so those will be worth watching :)

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:11

    Huh, Niefy and the one I didn't know go through!

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 16:11

    I don't think they have ice cross though

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:11

    The Winter Olympics has skiiing and snowboard versions of this so those will be worth watching :)

    Brilliant!

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:12

    Champ Wedge is up.

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 16:12

    The Winter Olympics has skiiing and snowboard versions of this so those will be worth watching :)

    http://www.alpineelements.co.uk/community/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Oliver-Kraus.jpg

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:12

    wedge batters someone!

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:12

    under review

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:12

    wedge batters someone!

    I remember him doing that last year. Not so much the battering but sitting back and then sweeping through before the end.

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 16:13

    wedge batters someone!

    Wow pushed him over

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:13

    Wedge disqualified

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:13

    Kinda looks like the other guy didn't leave a car width though.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:13

    yellow guy went down by himself

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 16:13

    Wow pushed him over

    Or used him as a brake :)

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:13

    dq'd!

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:14

    Kinda looks like the other guy didn't leave a car width though.

    :)

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:14

    The Winter Olympics has skiiing and snowboard versions of this so those will be worth watching :)

    Snowboard looks fun

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:15

    A long season! 3 more of these

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:15

    bliss :)

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:16

    Team event looks amazing, so many people

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:18

    Croxall vs Croxall

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:19

    Blimey. I so thought the wrong Croxall was at the back but Kyle goes out!

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:20

    Blimey. I so thought the wrong Croxall was at the back but Kyle goes out!

    And fell over at the end too. Oops.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:21

    Heikkimanyks through again.

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:23

    Man in jeans is back

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:23

    Everyone falls over!

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:24

    That was chaotic!

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:25

    Living The Dream down to one man left in the competition

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:28

    looks like a wide line at the hairpin is safer.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:34

    Semi finals now. Important stuff.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:34

    I know they're always chilly, but the people here look properly cold.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:35

    Scotty and Mels into the final.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:35

    scotty!

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 16:36

    Dallago was going so well earlier as well

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:36

    high jump to finish.

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:37

    Was just having a look to see what they earn from the competition and found the rule book for this year http://www.redbull.com/cs/userfiles/file/RBCI_Athletes_Handbook2014.pdf

    As it turns out the overall winner gets 13,000 Euros

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:38

    The other Dallago. Way confusing :)

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:39

    naasz not happy

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 16:39

    The other Dallago. Way confusing :)

    That confused me

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:39

    Ooh, argument at the finish line.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:39

    "You have to use your feet to establish position not your arms."

    I didn't see anything?

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 16:40

    naasz not happy

    Wow he's out. I thought he'd win the final.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:40

    Ooh they do have some shoving.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:40

    all the way down. let im go!

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:41

    No brothers together in the final, wonder if we will see that this year

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:41

    approve of competitors interviewing each other

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:41

    4 different nationalities also

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:43

    This looks sooo slow

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 16:48

    Interviewing someone we didn't see go down the track.. BT were on an adbreak

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:48

    Interviewing someone we didn't see go down the track.. BT were on an adbreak

    bit weird that. really like the convenience of bt, but less happy with all the ads.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:49

    who's your money on?

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:50

    who's your money on?

    Would like Croxall

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:50

    Not a good starting gate for Scotty Scotterson.

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 16:50

    Croxall, but Mels could come through.

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:51

    Croxall down

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:52

    noooooo!

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:52

    what happened?!

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:52

    The other Dallago was miles ahead.

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 16:52

    Wow! Dallago!

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 16:53

    Lots of side by side, elbows

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:53

    "He would have to lose a leg for these guys to catch up with him" :)

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:54

    total loss of balance. oops.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:54

    Handy points though, they say.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:57

    enjoyed that return very much. yay for crashed ice.

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 16:58

    Oh wait, that guy's French? Interesting.

  • Janna01/02/2014 at 16:59

    Thanks for the commenting guys. See you in the middle of the night for the next one.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:59

    Oh wait, that guy's French? Interesting.

    heh

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 16:59

    Thanks for the commenting guys. See you in the middle of the night for the next one.

    awesome!

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 17:00

    Fun stuff. I think I prefer the longer courses though.

    Good that the next one is the 8th. No clashing Sebring/Aussie GP this year. ;)

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 17:00

    I think they have bigger champagne bottles this year. Crashed Ice splashing out.

  • Pat W01/02/2014 at 17:00

    Thanks for the commenting guys. See you in the middle of the night for the next one.

    Definitely enjoyed it being on at a sensible time :)

  • Christine01/02/2014 at 17:01

    Loved it, thanks peoples.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2014 at 22:10

    I just got in and found out that this was already finished. I had no idea it was on so early. Why can't they have them all in the missdle of the night when it is convenient.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 23:23

    start time has been on the sidebar for about a month!

    next one is in your timezone.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2014 at 23:26

    start time has been on the sidebar for about a month!

    I just see Crashed Ice and assume it will be around midnight because it almost always is. Had I realised it was on BY Sport I would have recorded it.

  • Mr C01/02/2014 at 23:36

    I just see Crashed Ice and assume it will be around midnight because it almost always is. Had I realised it was on BY Sport I would have recorded it.

    ahh shoot. is it on catch up?

  • Steven Roy01/02/2014 at 23:37

    ahh shoot. is it on catch up?

    It will be repeated. Everything gets repeated. Either that or I will find it on Red Bull TV.

    The thing is though unless it is live it is not the same. Only 3 weeks to the next round anyway so no problem

  • Amy02/02/2014 at 09:24

    Snowboard looks fun

    the skiing is my favourite because they crash in far more spectacular fashion

  • Steven Roy02/02/2014 at 15:59

    For anyone who missed Crashed Ice live it is repeated on BT Sport 2 at 5:15pm. This time i have it set to record.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2014 at 17:57

    For anyone who missed Crashed Ice live it is repeated on BT Sport 2 at 5:15pm. This time i have it set to record.

    The second one race finishes they are back at the top for the next one. Speed sporting has gone too far

  • Mr C02/02/2014 at 18:38

    The second one race finishes they are back at the top for the next one. Speed sporting has gone too far

    are you watching the edited version? it wasn't that fast for us.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2014 at 18:58

    are you watching the edited version? it wasn't that fast for us.

    It was BT Sport's re-run supposedly but clearly it was massively editted.