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Stanford AT Covers Red Bull Crashed Ice

Dominic Vincentini MS, ATC, Stanford Assistant Athletic Trainer, was member of the medical staff for the Red Bull Crashed Ice event from January 22nd to 24th.  Vincentini and other athletic trainers provided medical coverage to skaters that descend down a steep ice canal filled with bumps, jumps, rollers and obstacles four-at-a-time, jostling for position as they reach speeds of up to 70 kph.

More About Crashed Ice

Take some of the best and toughest skaters in the world, a sizzling atmosphere, stunning surroundings, tonnes of steel, a huge cooling system and thousands of square metres of frozen water. The result? Red Bull Crashed Ice! Since the first-ever race back in 2001, Red Bull Crashed Ice has developed into one of the world’s most breathtaking winter sports events. Riders hurtle down courses up to 600 metres in length in groups of four, shoulder to shoulder, as they fight it out for victory. The whole race is held on a steep downhill track dotted with chicanes, jumps and rollers. Pushing, sliding and sprinting are all on the agenda as the athletes race down the course, but the rules are very simple: first to the bottom wins.

 

Courtesy of Stanford Sports Medicine

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