It's time for the second round of that super speedy sport Crashed Ice, where very brave (and foolish) chaps on skates race down a course to try and be the first to get to the bottom unharmed. We watched, live commented, and thoroughly enjoyed the first round in Munich, and now the action moves on to the Netherlands.

If you were watching last time, you'll remember that things got very close in the final. The home favourite and defending champion Martin Neifnecker had been knocked out early on, leaving the two Croxall brothers able to make the final easily. One of them was disqualified after a false start in the final, though, handing the first win of the year to Kyle Croxall.

Who will take glory for this second round?

Ambrosius Tymen gets his closeup in Valkenburg, The Netherlands

Credit: Balazs Gardi/Red Bull Crashed Ice

Ambrosius Tymen gets his closeup in Valkenburg, The Netherlands

The event will be streamed live on the Red Bull Crashed Ice website, and you can find out more about who is taking part on the profiles page as well. Why not pick your favourite and cheer them on as the event progresses?

Things get underway at 5:45pm in the UK, and we'll be here watching and waiting.

238 responses

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 16:17

    Ooooh yay!! I shall be joining as Crashed Ice is awesome

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:00

    Looks like Red Bull TV will be showing a two-part repeat of the 2010 final in Quebec before today's action begins.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:35

    Are we cheering for not-quite-Heikki again today?

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:35

    Are we cheering for not-quite-Heikki again today?

    He is still my choice, just for his name :)

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:41

    OK a all ready now, got some munch and a drink!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:43

    Strange build up video to have, based on a band

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:43

    Strange build up video to have, based on a band

    And a bear

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:43

    And a bear

    You can never have too many bears. But I agree. Weirdo song.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:44

    Sounds like Nickelback.

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 17:44

    i'm all set... what was that about?

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:45

    Here we go! :)

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:45

    Woot!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:45

    i'm all set... what was that about?

    A bear rode a bus and the elephant needed a lift home and they made friends whilst Nickelback got all loud about it

    I think

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 17:45

    Yeah, looking forward to this whilst watching the rugby on my TV!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:46

    Do those people have vuvuzelas?

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:46

    Yeah, looking forward to this whilst watching the rugby on my TV!

    Yay!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:46

    That diagram is wrong. the last time out, the red guy always won

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 17:46

    Yeah, looking forward to this whilst watching the rugby on my TV!

    hey ya.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:47

    Hairpin!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:47

    The track looks awesome! Look at that sideways hairpin!

  • Chris05/02/2011 at 17:47

    hey all

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:47

    Athlete's Lounge with added bikes for warming up.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:47

    Theres one of the croxalls :)

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:47

    hey all

    Hiya Chris

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:47

    Fake heikki!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:48

    Goooo Niefnecker!

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 17:48

    Loving the look of the hairpin!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:48

    I don't know how to play poker so I assume fake heikki won

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:49

    Croxall, then Fake Heikki, then Lucas Coaches.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:49

    Guy's doing a track run.

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 17:50

    I don't know how to play poker so I assume fake heikki won

    The guy with all the chips wins :-)

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:50

    Bumpy bit!!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:50

    Bumpy bit!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:50

    Hehehehehehehe awwwwwwww.

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 17:50

    He crashed! Yay!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:50

    Hehehehe. It must be tricky!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:50

    Hehehehehehehe awwwwwwww.

    I don;t think that final corner was meant to be taken like that :)

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:50

    It looked really really shiny too.

  • Chris05/02/2011 at 17:51

    That course looks evil! *rubs hands in glee*

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:51

    Fake Heikki up first.

  • Pat W05/02/2011 at 17:51

    Crazy head-cam

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 17:51

    ice looks like it's melting a bit. could be chaos.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:51

    Faikki (fake heikki) in heat 1.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:52

    I don't think you can win Crashed Ice if your name is Ian.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:52

    Yep, vuvuzelas!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:52

    Gladiators ready!!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:52

    Riders, readddyyyy

    Gladiators, reaaadyyyy

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 17:53

    We're ready!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:53

    Gladiators ready!!

    #sameperson

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:53

    Fake Heikki great at the bumps.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:53

    Faikki comes 2nd :) really a bumpy track!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:54

    He gave him a pat on the head for a good jump

  • Pat W05/02/2011 at 17:54

    Is there a Threepio Lainen?

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 17:54

    This makes skeleton look positively tame.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:55

    One of the Croxall brothers.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:55

    Is there a Threepio Lainen?

    :D

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:55

    ohhhh! mad crashes everywhere!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:55

    Massive lead.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:55

    That guy was everywhere!

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 17:56

    ouchy!

  • Pat W05/02/2011 at 17:56

    Crazy

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:56

    He looks embarrassed :)

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:56

    That was a full on trulli move up the inside

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 17:56

    Yay, Scott Croxall went through. He's the guy who was disqualified in the final in round one, right?

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:56

    Yay, Scott Croxall went through. He's the guy who was disqualified in the final in round one, right?

    Yes indeedy.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:57

    I want the guy I can't pronounce to win

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:58

    As well as bumpier, this track seems like it has more hills.

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 17:59

    As well as bumpier, this track seems like it has more hills.

    v.hard on their legs.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 17:59

    As well as bumpier, this track seems like it has more hills.

    Some very surprisingly tight corners too

  • Chris05/02/2011 at 17:59

    As well as bumpier, this track seems like it has more hills.

    Do they get more difficult as the season goes on?

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:59

    Do they get more difficult as the season goes on?

    Could do. I dread to think what the final will be like then! :)

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 17:59

    Alanis in this one.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:00

    Do they get more difficult as the season goes on?

    Oooh maybe, I remember the one in the streets was really difficult and that was one of the last tracks last time out

  • Pat W05/02/2011 at 18:00

    v.hard on their legs.

    You don't want to get that section wrong!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:00

    Noooooo!! poor guy

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:00

    Close one!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:00

    Noooooo!! poor guy

    Alanis is is is out. :(

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:00

    oooh, alanis :(

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:01

    He fell on the last corner then fell on his face when he got up again

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:01

    Don't know any of these ones.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:02

    Easy race for the front chaps

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:02

    Two Michaels through.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:03

    Michals without e's.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:03

    Did I just hear Power of Love?

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:03

    Neify!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:03

    Blue blue blue blue blue.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:03

    BAH.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:04

    Oooooooooooohhhhh

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:04

    last

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:04

    Oooh, this on'es looking good!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:04

    HOW IS HE THE CHAMPION.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:04

    That was a big crash for Marty McFly Niefnecker

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:04

    HOW IS HE THE CHAMPION.

    he's not the same since they banned refuelling...

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:05

    He tried to kick the front guy up the bum, missed and fell over. That's my take on it anyway.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:05

    I always said I liked Dumoulin.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:05

    Croxall take 2.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:05

    Not a good start for that guy!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:06

    Croxall take 2.

    I wonder which one is Ralf

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:06

    Awwwwwww I feel bad for that one guy!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:06

    Awwwwwww I feel bad for that one guy!

    That would be me. Out the gate, fall down.

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:07

    People don't seem to get out of the white gate very quickly.

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:08

    Bit of argy bargy at the back there.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:08

    They are all starting to take the same line through the bumpy bit now.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:08

    That would be me. Out the gate, fall down.

    Reminds me of that skater in the winter olympics who started and just fell over almost instantly

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:08

    They are all starting to take the same line through the bumpy bit now.

    The track is drying up and the intermediate skates are starting to be the faster skate

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:08

    Reminds me of that skater in the winter olympics who started and just fell over almost instantly

    Yes!!

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:09

    The track is drying up and the intermediate skates are starting to be the faster skate

    :) :)

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:09

    Heikki vs Croxall 1 in this heat.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:09

    Treat time!

  • Pat W05/02/2011 at 18:09

    The track is drying up and the intermediate skates are starting to be the faster skate

    :)

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:09

    Chris Pfeiffer?

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:10

    Chris Pfeiffer?

    in the dark...

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:10

    The little photo underneath the stream with the skater reminds me of the old Sauber livery

  • Pat W05/02/2011 at 18:12

    The little photo underneath the stream with the skater reminds me of the old Sauber livery

    Mm!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:12

    The insurance should be interesting on that. "do you cover driving down a steep bumpy slope made of slippery ice that's about 8 feet wide?"

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:13

    I thought he was going to drop it at the bottom there.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:13

    Fake Heikki looks happy :)

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:14

    Three men down!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:14

    He's lost his hat!!!

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:15

    Oh dear, Croxall out on a technicality again?

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:15

    What happened to Heikki? I blinked and he wasn't leading.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:15

    he's gonna win without a helmet!! He's like a horse on the grand national without a jockey!!

  • Pat W05/02/2011 at 18:15

    Three men down!

    Madness!

    Will they let him carry on?

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:15

    What happened to Heikki? I blinked and he wasn't leading.

    he fell after everyone else fell

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:15

    He got tangled up at the hairpin? Crazy.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:16

    Croxall and Heikki advance

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:16

    he's gonna win without a helmet!! He's like a horse on the grand national without a jockey!!

    He was so fast! When did he pass the other guy who didn't fall at the start?

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:16

    He was so fast! When did he pass the other guy who didn't fall at the start?

    He had an aerodynamic advantage! check his diffuser!

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:16

    He was so fast! When did he pass the other guy who didn't fall at the start?

    at the next corner. no idea how though.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:17

    Blue guy from third through to first!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:17

    who came 2nd?!!!

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:17

    wow, what happened to yellow?

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:18

    Oww!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:18

    Close call.

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:19

    enjoyed that one :)

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:19

    Dumoulin! Woooo.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:19

    michal to win.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:19

    Domolin did a christine!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:20

    Domolin did a christine!

    Hehehe!

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:20

    Domolin did a christine!

    :):)

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:20

    Aggggghhh.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:20

    Epic move by domoulin! and thr 4th guy takes advantage!!!

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:21

    is that paul simon?

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:21

    Croxall 2.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:22

    Kyle is SO lucky!!!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:22

    Did the red guy headbutt the corner??

  • Chris05/02/2011 at 18:23

    Did the red guy headbutt the corner??

    Yup! :)

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:23

    Semi finals now.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:24

    That glass bridge halfway though the circuit is actually going over the abu dhabi circuit

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:25

    That glass bridge halfway though the circuit is actually going over the abu dhabi circuit

    hehe. i knew i recognised the multicoloured lights from somewhere.

  • Pat W05/02/2011 at 18:25

    120,000 people, where do they all fit? Must be a big course!

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:26

    120,000 people, where do they all fit? Must be a big course!

    was right in the city centre. no idea how they all fitted.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:26

    They broke the circuit!!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:26

    First semi - Croxall 1 vs Heikki vs other people.

    Second semi - other people vs Croxall 2.

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:27

    First semi - Croxall 1 vs Heikki vs other people.

    Second semi - other people vs Croxall 2.

    i like it!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:30

    I'll cheer for helmetless Croxall this time then.

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:31

    gooo heikki!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:31

    Heikki jumped two places!

  • Pat W05/02/2011 at 18:31

    That guy got trapped against the wall by the others!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:31

    yay!!!!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:32

    Wooo!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:33

    They're actually drinking Red Bull.

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:34

    They're actually drinking Red Bull.

    Or at least drinking from Red Bull cans...

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:34

    man If I did this I would break in half from the littlest scrape with the boards

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:34

    good lord!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:34

    Awww the red guy gave up hope on the last corner

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:34

    good lord!

    he mighta been miffed at that mistake.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:35

    he mighta been miffed at that mistake.

    Heheh, poor fella.

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:35

    Awww the red guy gave up hope on the last corner

    ahh, the jump was short.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:35

    He was going for something special but missed it.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:36

    *bangs wall*

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:36

    *bangs wall*

    heh.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:36

    They;re out of tune!!

  • Pat W05/02/2011 at 18:37

    How do they get the Zamboni down there?

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:37

    We Will, We Will Rock Youuuu.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:37

    How do they get the Zamboni down there?

    I reckon they tip it off the edge and let gravity take it's course

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:37

    How do they get the Zamboni down there?

    that the ice machine?

  • Pat W05/02/2011 at 18:38

    How do they get the Zamboni down there?

    that the ice machine?

    http://thegarageblog.com/garage/wp-content/uploads/zamboni-cropped.jpg

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:39
  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:39

    GOOOO Anna!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:39

    thegarageblog.com…mboni-cropped.jpg

    either that's a big machine or that's a very little lady

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:39

    I'm cheering on Annemarie Thomas

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:40

    oh.my.lord...

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:40

    Awwww.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:40

    AHHH, she's rrrrrubbish :)

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:41

    Maybe Annemarie was the wrong choice...

  • Chris05/02/2011 at 18:41

    not got the same impact, has it?

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:41

    It's good to show how really good the others are :)

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:41

    Hehehehehe at the one guy just slowly spinning around the corner

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:41

    yay anna!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:41

    Wooooo.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:42

    Awww.

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:42

    The guy in red wasn't so bad. Bit of a snail though.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:43

    That guy's just won a seat with HRT

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:44

    Surely it's for the Toro Rosso old fogies' programme?

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:44

    I guess we like Mater because he sounds like Mater.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:44

    Maeder.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:44

    I guess we like Mater because he sounds like Mater.

    :D

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:45

    Gooo silver.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:45

    Last. Every time.

  • Pat W05/02/2011 at 18:46

    Yooots

  • Chris05/02/2011 at 18:47

    Just got off the phone in time for the final. Perfect!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:48

    Come on heikki!!!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:49

    Gooo helmetless.

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:49

    the video editing has fallen to pieces :)

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:50

    now hes lost a glove!!!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:50

    Kyle without a glove.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:50

    That looked like a painful end.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:50

    YAAAAY!!

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:50

    Kyle beat Scott.

  • Chris05/02/2011 at 18:50

    Hekki wins!

  • Pat W05/02/2011 at 18:51

    Great sibling rivalry!

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:51

    kyle made the double jump.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:51

    kyle made the double jump.

    Scott, I think.

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:51

    The double jump was immense.

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:51

    Scott, I think.

    oh yeah. blue man.

  • Chris05/02/2011 at 18:51

    kyle made the double jump.

    First to do that I think

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:51

    1000 points!!

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:51

    and yes, it was Scott who made the double jump

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:51

    1000 points!!

    hehehe!!

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:52

    1000 points!!

    Don't tell Bernie.

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:52

    No, I did see someone make the double jump in the round of 32.

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:52

    poor knackered chap

  • Noelinho05/02/2011 at 18:53

    Vettel won't be please to know it'll take him 4 seasons to close the lead in the Red Bull title race after tonight.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:53

    poor knackered chap

    Stop asking me stoopid questions :)

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:53

    would've been nice if he said lucozade

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:55

    Ooooh, same weekend as melbourne

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:55

    Ooooh, same weekend as melbourne

    No wait, thats march

    #fail

  • Pat W05/02/2011 at 18:55

    The commentary guy has no idea who this is :)

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:55

    It has turned into a massive party it seems

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:58

    It's all in the calendar.

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:58

    It's all in the calendar.

    you put crashed ice in the calendar?

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 18:58

    you put crashed ice in the calendar?

    Of course!!

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 18:59

    It's all in the calendar.

    yay!!

  • Mr C05/02/2011 at 18:59

    cheers everybody, that was much fun.

  • Christine05/02/2011 at 19:00

    Brillo-pads. I love all of it. Three weeks is far too long.

  • Lukeh05/02/2011 at 19:00

    That was aweosme :)

  • Pat W05/02/2011 at 19:00

    cheers everybody, that was much fun.

    Fantastic fun,