March 01, 2006

How about a little bit of downhill skating combined with snowboard cross and bodychecking?: A sport that Dr Frankenstein would enjoy watching with the Hanson brothers - Crashed Ice. It is in Quebec City's old town this weekend.

posted by gspm to extreme at 09:47 PM - 12 comments

I read an article in the National Post about this today, but I'll be darned if I can find it on their website. Previously in Prague, coming next winter to Boston, the man to beat, action from previous installments.

posted by gspm at 09:56 PM on March 01, 2006

I recognized the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) Bulldogs mascot in there too. Image hosting by Photobucket It looks like he got his ass kicked by that Maroon Loon, though, or whatever the other mascot is called. I didn't hear about it when it was held here in Minnesota in 2004.

posted by chris2sy at 10:31 PM on March 01, 2006

that looks like fun

posted by united-soccer at 12:22 AM on March 02, 2006

Holy fuck, I might actually start watching a sport where the players wear skates, this looks awesome!

posted by everett at 12:28 AM on March 02, 2006

This is the greatest sport in all the sports sponsored by over-caffeinated drinks.

posted by dirigibleman at 02:36 AM on March 02, 2006

this is the craziest thing i've seen in a while. with all the adrealine junkies in the US ,why are they missing from the line up. i've got a feeling this would be huge here.

posted by tibzapp at 07:08 AM on March 02, 2006

Pregame conditioning: lots and lots of Red Bull and cheap-ass vodka.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:06 AM on March 02, 2006

Reminds me of that old nintendo game "skate or Die". I'll be looking for the skater with wings. What where those round looking dial things on that TV??

posted by kosmicdebris at 09:18 AM on March 02, 2006

Chinese downhill anyone? (And they said "Hot Dog" was a bad movie. Mmmm... mid 80s Shannon Tweed...)

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:37 AM on March 02, 2006

I am waiting for the announcement that NBC has signed a six year, billion dollar deal to cover this.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 10:59 AM on March 02, 2006

Now if only the WWF (did they change their name?) could get their guys to skate. Would give all new meaning to "Superfly Snuka." And fathom, if you dare, Andre the Giant in an event like this. Oh, happy Thursday.

posted by diastematic at 11:41 AM on March 02, 2006

This event definately needs more attention. That's the coolest thing on skates I've seen since before the NHL lockout.

posted by willthrill72 at 03:27 PM on March 02, 2006

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