On February 3, skaters will once again battle on the frozen northern rim of Europe as Red Bull Crashed Ice returns to Jyväskylä, the largest city in Central Finland. The second event of the season will deliver a spectacular and action-packed competition on one of the world's most exciting natural ice tracks. Finland is the home of some of the world's top ice cross downhill racers, including Miikka Jouhkimainen, Paavo Klintrup and last season's Junior World Champion, Mirko Lahti. The sport is hugely popular in this country that loves speed and athletes who push themselves to the limit.
The race in Finland will be the only major stop on a natural ice track, and the riders will have to adjust to the small – but important – differences of racing on the natural ice after the season opener was held on an artificial ice track built in Saint Paul. In general, natural ice tracks tend to be bumpier and invariably more challenging with a greater variation of the ice conditions from the start high up on the mountains to finish lines down in the valleys than the more perfect and consistent ice conditions throughout created by cooling systems that are buried beneath the artificial ice tracks.
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Coming to the event at Jyväskylä-Laajis? Here's everything you need to know.
Here you can find all the crucial information about the 2018 Red Bull Crashed Ice stop in Jyväskylä, Finland.
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets will go on sale early December.
When does the race start and when should I arrive?
2018 stop in Jyväskylä-Laajis will be the first Red Bull Crashed Ice event held in the day light. Look out for more info on the schedule closer to the event and prepare for action packed day in winter wonderland.
I've never visited Jyväskylä before. Where can I find more information about the city and e.g. accommodation?
You can find general information about the city at www.visitjyvaskyla.fi. Read this article to get a hunch of what else you can see and experience during your visit, apart from the Red Bull Crashed Ice.
Can I bring chairs, an umbrella or glider to the event?
For the safety of the spectators bringing your own chair, umbrella or glider to the Red Bull Crashed Ice events is not allowed. You should also leave your pets at home.
You should dress really warm. It's the coldest time of the year and Finland and the weather can be freezing.
Can I bring my own food or beverages?
There will be a range of food and beverages on offer throughout the event, so you'll find everything you need to enjoy the race on-site
Does the fun have to stop after the competition?
Absolutely not! You are welcomed to join us at the official Red Bull Crashed Ice after party on Saturday. Look out for more info closer to the event.
Where can I find the latest news and updates about the competition?
For the latest information on the event, follow @redbullsuomi on Instagram. Keep your eye on #RedBullCrashedIce and check the latest news on RedBullCrashedIce.com.
Red Bull Crashed Ice Jyväskylä-Laajis will broadcast LIVE on redbullcrashedice.com and Red Bull TV on February 03 at 1 PM local time (11 AM GMT).
Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. For a full list of supported devices visit about.redbull.tv.
If you miss the event or simply want to watch all the action again, the replay will be available on demand a few minutes after the event.