Red Bull Crashed Ice Event 2012

On Thursday Jan.12, 2012 I went to watch the first round of this international ice racing event at its U.S. debut in St Paul, Minnesota.  This first round was mainly a one-at-a-time time trial to whittle the U.S. field down to 64 racers that would compete Friday and Saturday in the international event in which…

New Years Day Ice Divers

Every year on New Years Day the ALRAC athletic club holds an “Ice Dive” on Lake Minnetonka west of Minneapolis.  They cut a hole in the ice and build a platform for entrants to dive into the freezing water and earn rankings based upon the number of dives they have made.  The temperature in January…

River Rats Waterski Shows

The Twin City River Rats Water ski Show team is a 100% volunteer organization.  The team plans, practices and performs water ski shows on the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis.  They also are in demand for shows at other locations throughout the Midwest.  Team members participate in all aspects of the show, from skiing, boat…