This weekend saw the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series qualifiers in Blanchardstown and Belfast.
They were part of Red Bull’s search to find athletes from across the country to participate in 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 60 km/h in a timed battle, where the first to the bottom wins.
Over 140 competitors will take part in the race on a assault course that has been specifically designed for Ireland.
The track will be positioned in front of Stormont Parliament Buildings, Belfast and enjoyed by 40,000 spectators over two days in February.
These are a few random shots from this weekend’s two qualifiers.