Crashed Ice heads to Moscow for the third and penultimate round of the 2011 World Championship. We've already seen two epic battles take place in Germany and the Netherlands, and things are getting close at the top.

Claudio Caluori, Vladislav Kurshev and Andre Lavrov pass the Kremlin on skates.

Credit: Jörg Mitter/Red Bull Crashed Ice

Claudio Caluori, Vladislav Kurshev and Andre Lavrov pass the Kremlin on skates.

In the first round, both Croxall brothers got to the final, but Scott was disqualified after a false start. In the second round, again both Croxall brothers were in the final and this time they both got to the finish line. However, they are sitting second and third in the championship behind everyone's favourite (skating) Finn Arttu Pihlainen. When Arttu gets out of the blocks well, ahead of everyone else, he can speed down the course in the blink of an eye. If he gets mixed up in traffic, that's when things get interesting. Here's how the points standings look at the moment.

2011 World Championship
PositionNameCountryPoints
1Arttu PihlainenFinland1800
2Kyle CroxallCanada1700
3Scott CroxallCanada1400
4Lari JoutsenlahtiFinland820
5Lukas KolcCzech Republic810
6Michael ProchazkaCzech Republic670
7Lukas FialaCzech Republic622
8Louis Philippe DumoulinCanada590
9Jim De PaoliSwitzerland580
10Kilian BraunSwitzerland520

For what it's worth, my personal favourite and defending champion Martin Niefnecker is sitting way down in 17th, so at this point he could probably just stay at home.

It's unlikely that he will though, because these guys are tough. If you're prepared to watch some fast and furious skating action, then tune in to Red Bull TV at 3:45pm GMT when the third round of Crashed Ice gets underway. I will see you then!

187 responses

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:04

    Woohooooo!! I love this series :)

    Hopefully I'll be around for the whole thing, have a few things to do later but hopefully they wont clash with this fab little competition. Fake Heikki gets my support again :)

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:04

    I'll be running around looking after a chicken, but really, Crashed Ice is more important.

  • Sandy26/02/2011 at 15:09

    I'm still annoyed that I didn't realise the last round was less than a 40-minute-drive away from my home until a day after the event. :(

    Ah well, let's see what'll happen tonight!

  • Sandy26/02/2011 at 15:10

    I'll be running around looking after a chicken

    Ehm, btw, just checking... don't you mean 'looking like a chicken'? Or am I misunderstanding something here?

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 15:10

    I'll again be simultaneously trying to watch rugby while this is on, although I think this being earlier than the last one means it falls in the gap between games.. :)

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:11

    don't you mean 'looking like a chicken'? Or am I misunderstanding something here?

    Hehe, both actually. Roasting a chicken today :)

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:13

    Nice little piece on the Croxalls: http://www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/Article/Born-to-do-Battle-021242962514968

    We’ve been fighting against each other our whole lives so there was nothing different about that!" was Kyle's assessment. "On the track it’s anyone’s game."

  • Sandy26/02/2011 at 15:21

    Hehe, both actually. Roasting a chicken today :)

    Ah! That explains it. My bad then. ;)

    Still, I'll now have to get the image out of my head of you running after a live chicken, trying to catch it in order to be roasted. :P

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:42

    2 minutes to go :)

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:45

    It's onnn!

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:45

    yay!

    Red Bull drinks everywhere as always :)

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:46

    The people in the crowd looking FREEEZING.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:46

    -19!!!!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:46

    Niefy, Niefy, Niefy.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:46

    I wonder if Niefnecker will do better today

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:47

    Hehe, Mos-cow.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:47

    Who can?

    Kyle Can!

    Scott Can too.

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 15:48

    -19!!!!

    wow

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:48

    Scott Can too.

    Hehehe. I think I am secretly cheering for Scott today.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:49

    Expert run of the course.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:49

    Will he fall down this time?

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:49

    I love this.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:49

    now it's stime for speeeeeeeeeed

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:49

    That looks steep.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:50

    "This time no crash!"

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:50

    looks like a steep monza of Crashed Ice, lots of straights

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:51

    Not-Heikki up first.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:51

    The mini safety car! Woo!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:51

    I never heard the commentators name before. Troy!

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:52

    Aroooooooga!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:52

    Wooooo!

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:52

    Ouch, the guy went downhill face first

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:52

    He's miles in front!

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 15:52

    ice isn't melting this week.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:52

    Fake heikki blasted them away!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:53

    ice isn't melting this week.

    Bit slower, which I appreciate :)

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:53

    I would like to try and ride these courses in a dingy

    With about 5 layers of protection, granted

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:54

    Stinky fast!

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:54

    The finnish guys are 'stinky fast' out of the game :d

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 15:54

    Jooooots!

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:54

    *gate, even

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:54

    Gladiatooorss, readdyyyy!

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:55

    oops

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 15:55

    today, i have the video running on a pc and comments on a mac. like skype, flash streaming is just better on windows.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:55

    Lots of big drops and steep bits. It's like a rollercoaster.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:56

    Mohawk hat!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:56

    That can't be very aerodynamic!

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 15:56

    mohawk helmet

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:56

    I wonder if Alanis is in the competition again

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:57

    They're all falling over that hill. I'm not sure I could even get up it.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:57

    oooh he lost 2nd on the final bumps!

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 15:57

    love that they can't make the final hill.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:58

    They're all falling over that hill. I'm not sure I could even get up it.

    Me and my dinghy would just keep going up and down, it would be lots of fun trying

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:58

    Groisjean-esque hair

    Except he did well ;)

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 15:59

    today, i have the video running on a pc and comments on a mac. like skype, flash streaming is just better on windows.

    MIne's a tad stuttery, not too bad

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:59

    Seems like quite a lot of field spread in these early rounds.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 15:59

    i like how he got in front of him at the end :)

    That hill is brilliant!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 15:59

    MIne's a tad stuttery, not too bad

    Mine's fine too, he's just showing off :)

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:00

    Tree stumps?

    Surely tree trunks :)

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:00

    Red fell down.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:00

    Ouch!!

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:01

    Red fell down.

    Looked a bit hurt too

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 16:01

    ouch for the red guy. where's the yellow?

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:01

    He needed help from the wall over that steep bit.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:01

    ouch for the red guy. where's the yellow?

    He fell at te start and i didnt see him since :)

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:02

    oooh here's a Croxall.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:02

    oooh here's a Croxall.

    Second. He likes to lead.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:03

    Blue!! youve not finished yet!!

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:03

    Blue!! youve not finished yet!!

    :)

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:03

    He gave that up! Closest finish(ish) yet though.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:03

    Awwwww, climbing the wall.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:03

    Scott Croxall now.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:04

    Where have the other ones gone?

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:05

    where'd 3 & 4 go?

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:05

    Gooooo Scotty.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:05

    facepalm over the hill! epic!

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:05

    facepalm over the hill! epic!

    belly-flop!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:05

    facepalm over the hill! epic!

    Genius!

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:05

    belly-flop!

    hehehehehe!

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:05

    Niefnecker!

    surely he has to do better?

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:06

    Come on Marty.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:06

    Ouchies.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:07

    WOOOOOOOO!

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:07

    Marty wins!

    good race for him, 3rd to 1st

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:07

    Awwwwwwwwwww.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:07

    This is the most evil course ever!

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:07

    hehehe, yellow didn't make the hill. he'll need a runup.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:07

    Heeeheheheh, aww I shouldnt laugh at the poor char popping his head over the head then going back down.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:08

    Heeeheheheh, aww I shouldnt laugh at the poor char popping his head over the head then going back down.

    Just like the Travelator. This gets more Gladiators every week :)

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:08

    That bit really is like Gladiators on Ice.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:08

    Just like the Travelator. This gets more Gladiators every week :)

    yes!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:08

    No Alanis :(

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 16:08

    This is the most evil course ever!

    Its almost like the first 80% of the course doesn't count! All about that hill.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:09

    I like how everyone is bobbing about to keep warm

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:09

    -20.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:11

    I think the camera man liked that lady.

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:12

    awww, fake heikki.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:12

    Yeesh. Ice rink is hard enough.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:13

    Oh no, Niefy and Scotty are in the same heat. #conflicted

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:14

    Theres one guy who looks like Timo

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:15

    I can't wait to see Chris Pfeiffer get up that hill.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:15

    I can't wait to see Chris Pfeiffer get up that hill.

    heheh! :D

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:15

    Blue one went flying!

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:16

    Fake heikki is awesome.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:16

    oooooh Yootsi tootsi was so close.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:16

    He did so good to try and catch back up but blue one failed.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:16

    oooooh Yootsi tootsi was so close.

    That's the fella.

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 16:16

    oooooh Yootsi tootsi was so close.

    ahh he didn't make it

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:17

    Helmet cam?

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:17

    helmet cam?

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:17

    Brawn!

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:18

    bllue one slipped down

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:18

    WOAH.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:18

    Belly flop jump!

    Brawn qualifies!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:20

    Dumoulin vs Croxall K.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:20

    I bet he is saying get out of the way I am trying to race

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:21

    yellow chap takes out domoloah!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:21

    Yellow took out Dumoulin!

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:21

    wow, what a recovery from blue. sooo close.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:21

    he's out!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:21

    It needs to be longer! :)

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:22

    Croxall and Mater got through.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:23

    Red and Silver in this one please.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:23

    Nooooo.

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:23

    Niefnecker down!!

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 16:24

    Niefnecker down!!

    No!

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:24

    he's out!!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:24

    Wooo Scott! Boo Niefy.

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 16:24

    Drama

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:24

    I dont think he's going to be keeping his championship

  • Lukeh26/02/2011 at 16:26

    ahhh I have to go sadly. Cheer on Fake heikki for me!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:27

    Scott disqualified AGAIN.

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:27

    ahhh I have to go sadly. Cheer on Fake heikki for me!

    will do.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:28

    Scott held back Niefy, so he is disqualified, but Niefy doesn't get through either, so that is a big fail all round.

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:28

    no motorcycle entertainment?

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 16:28

    nice drums

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:29

    That is one way of keeping warm, I suppose.

  • Amy26/02/2011 at 16:29

    ahhh I have to go sadly. Cheer on Fake heikki for me!

    oooh theres a fake Heikki? Now that Roger has been destroyed my attention is here.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:29

    oooh theres a fake Heikki? Now that Roger has been destroyed my attention is here.

    Arttu Pihlainen is like the bestest Finn on skates ever.

  • Amy26/02/2011 at 16:29

    Arttu Pihlainen is like the bestest Finn on skates ever.

    I like him already.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:32

    The poor guy's "five second warning" call gets weaker each time. He must be freeeeezing.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:32

    Not-Heikki miles in front, as per usual.

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:33

    Not-Heikki miles in front, as per usual.

    an amazing start.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:33

    They all handled that hill well this time.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:34

    Mater FTW then.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:34

    I am running out of options.

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:34

    I am running out of options.

    aww!

  • Amy26/02/2011 at 16:34

    my tennis friend just asked me what Crashed Ice is. I am spreading the awesomeness.

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:35

    my tennis friend just asked me what Crashed Ice is. I am spreading the awesomeness.

    speed sporting!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:35

    Kyle sweeps into the lead.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:35

    Mater on his knees over the hill.

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:38

    yay, bikes!

  • Amy26/02/2011 at 16:38

    speed sporting!

    Roger lost so quickly tonight that was almost speed sporting.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:38

    WOOOOOO!! Not-Chris.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:38

    He's an X-Fighter. I suppose you would need to be to get over that hill.

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 16:38

    He's down!

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:38

    he's fallen off!!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:38

    That didn't last long.

  • Amy26/02/2011 at 16:38

    oops

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:39

    Shoulda been Chris see.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:40

    He's properly mashed up the ice at that corner.

  • Amy26/02/2011 at 16:43

    I want to attend this event in person, wearing 30 layers with a thermos of hot chocolate.

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:44

    I want to attend this event in person, wearing 30 layers with a thermos of hot chocolate.

    i'd be tempted too.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:44

    i'd be tempted too.

    -20?

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:45

    -20?

    not.russia!

    but i like that it's in capital cities.

  • Amy26/02/2011 at 16:45

    -20?

    the fans on the stream always look so cozy in their mittens and hats. Winter is deceptive that way.

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:46

    Mater swore!

  • Amy26/02/2011 at 16:46

    120,000! Thats epic crowdage.

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 16:48

    Ahhh the leader came last

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:48

    Lavrof fell and then couldn't get the speed up for the hill!

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:49

    Mater third.

  • Amy26/02/2011 at 16:49

    Lavrof fell and then couldn't get the speed up for the hill!

    that was sad, seeing him pop up his head over the top then disappear back down again :D

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:51

    Blink and he's three metres ahead of everyone! Not-Heikki is amazini.

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:51

    dom.in.ation.

  • Amy26/02/2011 at 16:52

    wooooo not Heikki. Good job by Mr Canada too.

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 16:52

    Well done R2

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:52

    Well done R2

    :)_

  • Amy26/02/2011 at 16:54

    And now that its all over I shall away to bed. Need a good nights rest before my hair cut tomorrow :D

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:54

    night amy

  • Christine26/02/2011 at 16:55

    Mini Rookie Award. That doesn't sound patronising at all :)

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 16:56

    And now that its all over I shall away to bed. Need a good nights rest before my hair cut tomorrow :D

    night

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 16:56

    Mini Rookie Award. That doesn't sound patronising at all :)

    heheh

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 16:59

    frozen champagne!!

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 16:59

    Seems odd that it is dark in Moscow and bright sunshine here, they are only a couple of timezones away.

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 17:00

    Seems odd that it is dark in Moscow and bright sunshine here, they are only a couple of timezones away.

    true.

  • Mr C26/02/2011 at 17:00

    many thanks to everyone commenting today. much enjoyed that.

  • Pat W26/02/2011 at 17:06

    many thanks to everyone commenting today. much enjoyed that.

    Was good fun