Crashed Ice Is The New Extreme Sport!

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Screen Shot from Wired.com Video

Screen Shot from Wired.com Video

Ice skating doesn’t sound off the wall what soever.  Even speed skating makes sense.  But how about speed ice skating downhill?  While I would never do this to myself, a lot of people are getting into this new extreme sport!

Wired.com did a special report on the Crashed Ice event, and it really caught my eye.

The competition course weaves through Vieux Québec, creating a spectacular, surreal backdrop. Four cats dressed in hockey pads and helmets race each other down a winding 540-metres course filled with twists, turns, jumps and bumps. (This year’s course grows to 584 meters, with a 60-meter vertical drop!) It’s all a blur, making for killer video as skaters hit more than 70 km/hr.

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