Photos: Red Bull Crashed Ice

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1 Competitors collide during the elimination round of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. More than 100 athletes competed in the elimination round of the ice cross downhill event with 64 athletes advancing to the finals held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. 
2 The Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship course snakes it way down from the Cathedral of St. Paul, Minn., Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. 
3 Bundled fans brave the cold during the elimination round of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. More than 100 athletes competed in the elimination round of the ice cross downhill event with 64 athletes advancing to the finals held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. 
4 Fans react to a crash during warmups of the elimination round of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. More than 100 athletes competed in the elimination round of the ice cross downhill event with 64 athletes advancing to the finals held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. 
5 Crew members repair the track before the start of the elimination round of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. More than 100 athletes competed in the elimination round of the ice cross downhill event with 64 athletes advancing to the finals held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. 
6 Thousands of spectators surround the track during the elimination round of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. More than 100 athletes competed in the elimination round of the ice cross downhill event with 64 athletes advancing to the finals held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. 
7 Augsburg College juniors, from left, Jeff Butler, Ben Fletcher and Chad Gilmer watch the action of the elimination round of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. The friends were at the event to cheer on fellow Augsburg student and competitor Daniel Bergeson. 
8 Competitors negotiate the double bump section of the track during the elimination round of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.