BOSTON – (Staff Report from Official News Release) – Boston sports fans can experience a new sporting event when ice cross downhill makes its stadium debut this winter at one of the most iconic event locations in its history – Fenway Park.
The event, Red Bull Crashed Ice, features some of the best and toughest skaters in the world, racing four at a time, shoulder-to-shoulder and reaching speeds of 50 mph, all while fighting it out for victory down a steep downhill ice track.
Starting in the right field bleachers, the 2,000-foot ice track dotted with chicanes, jumps and rollers, will weave across the entire baseball field, rounding the infield bases and finishing at home plate. The unique course design pays homage to the iconic ballpark and provides distinctive views and intense racing action from every angle.
Tickets to Red Bull Crashed Ice will go on sale on Wednesday, September 19 at noon ET at redbullcrashedice.com.
Since the first-ever race in 2001, Ice Cross Downhill has developed into one of the world’s most breathtaking winter sports, featuring athletes from more than 25 countries and six continents. This must-see event will feature two nights of pulsating race action including Men’s and Women’s divisions, a junior competition and a high- flying freestyle trick competition. Event schedule details will be released later this Fall.
“Ice Cross Downhill is one of the fastest and most exciting winter sports and we are excited to be hosting it at Fenway Park,” said Mark Lev, Managing Director of Fenway Sports Management. “We want to thank Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston for supporting our ongoing efforts to present Fenway Park as a year-round entertainment destination and also express our gratitude to Red Bull for selecting Fenway Park to host the US stop of Red Bull Crashed Ice.”
The Boston Red Bull Crashed Ice event is part of the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship.