Photos: St. Paul politicians take test run on Crashed Ice course

Sports & Leisure Jeffrey Thompson · ·

1 St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, St. Paul City Council member Chris Tolbert and St. Paul City Council member Melvin Carter III climb the starting ramp of the Red Bull Crashed Ice course in St. Paul, Minn. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. The Crashed Ice World Championship begins Thursday and runs through Sunday. 
2 St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman practices his skating technique on the course. 
3 St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman adjusts his gear before skating the course. 
4 St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman takes a spill as he skates the Red Bull Crashed Ice course. 
5 St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman skates down the starting ramp on the Red Bull Crashed Ice course. 
6 From left, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, St. Paul City Council member Chris Tolbert and St. Paul City Council member Melvin Carter III test the ice. 
7 St. Paul City Council members Chris Tolbert and Melvin Carter III share a laugh after skating the Red Bull Crashed Ice course. 
8 A Red Bull Crashed Ice course worker tends to the ice.