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