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Here’s what the Crashed Ice setup at Fenway Park looks like

The Red Bull Crashed Ice course at Fenway Park on Thursday evening.
The Red Bull Crashed Ice course at Fenway Park on Thursday evening.(Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe)

Following soccer, football, hockey, hurling, Big Air ski jumping, boxing, and religious experiences of both of the Catholic and Jimmy Buffett varieties, Fenway Park’s non-baseball history will get another addition next weekend: Ice cross downhill.

The park facade looms behind the track, which races down from right field and makes a hairpin turn around first base.
The park facade looms behind the track, which races down from right field and makes a hairpin turn around first base.(Nathan Klima for The Globe)

The seven-story tower and 2,000-foot track that’ll host the first-ever stadium event of the Red Bull Crashed Ice tour on Feb. 8-9 are installed and waiting at the historic ballpark, weaving from the right-field seats, around the diamond, and finishing at home plate.

Some of the support structure for the beginning of the Fenway track, which towers above the right-field seats.
Some of the support structure for the beginning of the Fenway track, which towers above the right-field seats.(Nathan Klima for The Globe)

Male and female skaters, racing four at a time, can reach nearly 50 mph. Casual contact is allowed in what’s been deemed “the fastest sport on skates,” with the Fenway stop the final of the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship 2018-19 season, following events in Yokohama, Japan, and a second this weekend on a natural-ice track in Jyväskylä, Finland.

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A rendering of the Fenway course, set for action next weekend.
A rendering of the Fenway course, set for action next weekend.(Courtesy Photo)

Related: Here’s a crash course in Crashed Ice.