Pittsburgh Native Competes in Ice Cross Downhill Competition
Red Bull Crashed Ice returns to the United States for the second ice cross downhill race of 2014 and Jordan Lalor is the first ever competitor from Pittsburgh to qualify for the championships. Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships is set to take place in St. Paul, Minnesota on Saturday, February 22 with a number of competitors from all around the world.
Jordan and his competitors will race to the bottom of a custom built 1,410 ft. urban track full of obstacles resulting in speeds of up to 40 mph. Set against a backdrop of the Cathedral of Saint Paul, the event is not only expected to bring in over 100,000 fans but also fierce competition.
Jordan has been practicing in Pittsburgh for the competition by taking part in a well-rounded routine to build his strength, endurance, and his already exceptional ice skating abilities. He plays ice hockey 2-3 times a week, practices obstacles and jumps similar to that of the competition by roller blading at The Wheel Mill, an indoor bike park, and snowboards on the weekends at local mountain resort, Seven Springs.
Jordan is the son of Michael Lalor, former NHL player of 13 years. He started ice skating the day he could walk and competitively played hockey for most of his life. Although he still competes for hockey, he could not admit the chance to try downhill ice skating after seeing the competition broadcasted on TV last year. With his remarkable ice skating and snowboarding abilities, he is the perfect candidate for this type of extreme sporting event.
You can catch all of the action and support Jordan Lalor live on redbullcrashedice.com or on Fox Sports 1 Monday, February 24, 9:30 a.m. (ET)/ 6:30 a.m. (PT). To find out more information and to read more about the competition please visit Red Bull Crashed Ice.
Photo courtesy of Red Bull Crashed Ice.