Thousands attend Crashed Ice event at Stormont

Around 40,000 spectators visited Stormont Estate over the weekend to watch some of the world’s best skaters take part in the Belfast leg of the Red Bull Crashed Ice event.

Over 140 competitors took part in the action-packed race on a heart-pumping assault course which was specifically designed for Belfast.

The Red Bull Crashed Ice event in full swing at Stormont at the weekend

The Red Bull Crashed Ice event in full swing at Stormont at the weekend

Winner Scott Croxall from Canada said it felt “amazing to win here in front of such a great crowd and especially against so many of the top guys in our sport”.

It was an all-Canada sweep, with Dylan Moriarity taking second place and his twin brother Dean taking third.

Red Bull Crashed Ice is a world series in the winter extreme sporting event of ice cross downhill.

It is a four-man, full contact, high speed, downhill ice skating race along a 440-metre track, with steep turns and vertical drops, reaching speeds of up to 60km/h where the first to the bottom wins.