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Crashed Ice won't be returning to St. Paul in 2019

The ice-racing spectacle attracted huge crowds to St. Paul.

Bad news, race fans. Red Bull Crashed Ice will not be returning to St. Paul next year.

The spectacular ice race has attracted huge crowds in excess of 120,000 to downtown St. Paul since debuting in Minnesota in 2011.

Every year it's been here, a 1,600-foot-long track would descend from the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul, sending extreme skaters whizzing down a total drop of 12 stories.

But Red Bull's schedule for next year doesn't include the Minnesota capital, instead it's listing its three race destinations as Japan, Finland and Boston.

The decision to overlook St. Paul was confirmed by a Parks and Recreation spokesperson to KSTP.

"They were a great partner, and though there are not plans for the event to return in 2019, we look forward to the opportunity to work with them again in the future," the city said.

No reason has been given by Red Bull about why it isn't returning to St. Paul.

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