The Winter Carnival in St. Paul capped off with a spectacle of light

The 2015 running of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships took place on January 25, 2015 in downtown St. Paul, hours after the Winter Carnival parade brought throngs to West Seventh Street in St. Paul. Cathedral Hill was transformed into a spectacle of light, sound and an estimated 140,000 people lining the 1500 foot ice cross track.

The races were won by Kyle Croxall, the Canadian legend in Ice Cross circles. Nass was edged out of first place by Lakeville Minnesota’s Cameron Nassz last year but won in 2012, 2013 and now again in 2015. Naast took fourth place, edged out by New Prague’s Dan Witty (third) and Canada’s Dean Moriarity.

If you know nothing about Crashed Ice and, as the event organizers call it, the fastest sports on skates, here is a video that Red Bull put together that gives you an idea of the sport. It is a merging of the bobsled/luge idea on hockey skates with jumps woven throughout the course.

All the photos in this post are courtesy of Rick Corwine, check his work out and if you need a photographer, give him a call. You will not be disappointed.

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