Crashed Ice

Crashed Ice is a winter extreme spectator sporting event. It involves downhill skating on a track which includes steep turns and high vertical drops.

It is similar to ski cross and snowboard cross, except with ice skates on an ice track, instead of skis or snowboards on a snow track.

Competitors, having advanced from one of the try outs in the prior months, race in heats of four skaters, with the top two advancing from each heat. Racers, typically ice hockey players, outfitted as such, speed down the course’s turns, berms, and jumps.

Finland is part of the world tour and they are held mostly in January part of the European Men Tour event which is held in Jyvaskyla or Rautalampi 6 and 5 hours from Ruka and 3 hours from Helsinki.