Skip to main content

Organizers say 150,000 turn out for Crashed Ice finals


An estimated 150,000 people flocked to St. Paul Saturday night for the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships, WCCO-TV reports.


The fastest 32 athletes from around the world raced in the finals, which was won by defending champion Kyle Croxall, of Canada.

The winner's circle included a Minnesotan: Cam Naasz, of Lakeville, placed third in the four-man final heat, the Pioneer Press reports.

Naasz, 23, is the top-ranked American in the sport.

The event is expected to give a huge financial boost to St. Paul. Last year, the crowd left behind an estimated $20 million in economic impact for the city.

Pat Boemer, owner of McGovern's Pub in downtown St. Paul, said he doubled his typical weekend revenue during last year's weekend tournament.

In addition to Crashed Ice, the Winter Carnival is in full swing. City officials estimated that the two events combined will draw 130,000 visitors.

Next Up

Karl-Anthony Towns

KAT sets a franchise record, leaves early in loss to Wizards

Towns fell on his back in the final minutes of a loss in Washington.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man shot by police in Forest Lake dies from injuries

It was one of two police shootings in the Twin Cities on the same day, both of which proved fatal.

Dylan Bundy

Report: Twins agree to deal with Dylan Bundy

The Twins signed the right-hander with a lockout imminent.

Flickr - face masks covid pole - Ivan Radic

'Everyone should really be masking up' in public, Malcolm says

The health commissioner said residents have gotten "a little bit lax" with some protective measures.

Byron Buxton

Byron Buxton believes he's the best player in baseball

"Nobody [does] the things that I do. I know that."

unsplash medical marijuana

Edibles coming to Minnesota's medical marijuana program

MDH also announced it will not add anxiety as qualifying condition.

plow, snowplow, snow

Plowable snow possible this weekend in Minnesota

Up to half a foot of snow could fall within the heaviest band.

Best Buy - jjbers, Flickr

Police reveal new details about 'coordinated' Best Buy thefts

A large group stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from three Twin Cities Best Buy stores.

Seven Points exterior - 2

New tenant revealed for former Libertine spot in Uptown

The space will combine playful art offerings with a restaurant.

white Christmas

What are Minnesota's chances of a white Christmas this year?

The Twin Cities averages a white Christmas about 3 out of every 4 years.

ilhan omar press conference voicemail screengrab 11.30.21

'You will not live much longer b***': Rep. Omar shares threatening voicemail

Omar's office received the call hours after Rep. Boebert posted her video about the MN congresswoman.

Screen Shot 2021-12-01 at 11.24.09 AM

ESPN's 'Booger' makes fun of Wild fans' record cup snake

He's the same guy who thought the "Minneapolis Miracle" was bad for the Vikings.