The Red Bull Crashed Ice track will start in front of the dazzling white facade of the Parliament Buildings at Stormont, one of Belfast’s most iconic buildings.
This is a ticketed event. Tickets are priced £11.00 for adults, £5.75 for children and £28.00 for a family of two adults and two children (including booking fee) Tickets can be purchased at : CLICK HERE
WHEN DOES THE COMPETITION START AND WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
On Friday, the Team Competition will start with the qualifiers at 7.00pm and doors will be open from 6.00pm. On Saturday the event kicks off at 7.15pm, with the gates open for ticketholders at 5pm. So, get here early in order to avoid traffic! Remember, the Newtownards Road locality gets busy with traffic so leave plenty of time to get to the event!
WHAT IS THE EVENT SCHEDULE?
Friday, February 20
6.00pm: Doors open to ticketholders
7.00pm-8.00pm: Team Competition qualifiers
8.30pm-9.30pm: Team Competition finals
Saturday, February 21
5.00pm: Doors open to ticketholders
7.15pm-9.30pm: Red Bull Crashed Ice Belfast finals
WHERE CAN I WATCH THE RACE?
From the top of the hill you can see the full-powered start in front of Parliament Buildings, in the middle section you will see the difficult jumps and turns and in the end section you can see the rush to the finish line! The viewing areas will be located on the grass slopes to the front of Parliament Buildings and down along both sides of the track. A number of big screens will show live action and replays of each heat, so you won’t miss a second! Event commentary and spectator information will be broadcast via the event PA system, keeping spectators well informed throughout the event.
PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO SITE
There are two public entrances to the event site for ticketholders. These are; the Massey Avenue gate to the Stormont Estate and the gate to the Civil Service Sports Club, located on the Upper Newtownards Road. It’s only a short walk from the Massey Avenue gate to the viewing area on the ‘city side’ of the ice track. There is a walk of approximately 1.2km between the gate to the Civil Service Sports Club and the viewing area on the ‘Dundonald facing’ side of the ice track. Also, there will be a number of track cross-over points, which will allow spectators to move from one side of the track to the other.
There will be parking available on-site for a limited number of vehicles on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Access will be via the gates on Stoney Road. VMS signage at the junction of Stoney Road and the Upper Newtownards Road will advise when the car park has reached capacity.
CAR PARK ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY
There will be a limited number of car parking spaces available on site, entering through the Stoney Road gate of the Stormont estate. Spaces will be available on a ‘first come – first served’ basis. Access will be via the gates on Stoney Road. Patrons should note that the route between the car park and the viewing area is approximately 1. 0 kilometres long (uphill). Stewards and signage will advise as to the location of the viewing area. VMS signage at the junction of Stoney Road and the Upper Newtownards Road will advise when the car park has reached capacity.
VIEWING AREA & DROP-OFF POINT FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY
There will be a drop-off point for persons with disability at the Massey Avenue gate entrance. A designated viewing area will be allocated for persons with disability. Stewards and signage will advise as to the location of the viewing area. There will not be any car parking spaces available on Massey Avenue.
PARKING IS NOT PERMITTED IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
Parking will not be permitted on Stoney Road, the Upper Newtownards Road between Stoney Road and Castlehill Road, Castlehill Road and Massey Avenue. If availing of ‘off-street’ parking, please ensure that you park in a suitable location and do not obstruct the driveways of residents or obstruct the flow of traffic.
PARK AND RIDE: DUNDONALD
There will be a ‘park and ride’ service from Belfast City Centre to and from Dunleady Road, Dundonald. The route will commence at Donegall Square West in Belfast City Centre and follow the Upper Newtownards Road to Dundonald, stopping close to the entrance gate at the Civil Service Sports Club. It will then return from the car park at Dunleady Road to Donegall Square West, again stopping close to the gates at the Civil Service Sports Club.
PARK AND RIDE CITY CENTRE
There will also be a direct shuttle service between Laganside Bus Centre and the Massey Avenue entrance of Stormont, both prior to and directly after the event. Further details available soon. In addition to the normal scheduled services, Translink will provide an enhanced service on metro corridor 4 between Belfast City Centre and the Dundonald Park & Ride car park, serving Stormont in both directions.
IS THERE FOOD & BEVERAGE AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT?
Hot food and drink vending units will be located on the perimeter of the viewing areas. Alcohol will not be sold on the site and patrons will not be permitted to bring alcohol onto the site. There will also be toilet units provided for patrons throughout the event site.
WHEN DOES THE RED BULL CRASHED ICE COMPETITION END?
The Red Bull Crashed Ice final on Saturday concludes at approximately 9.30pm. The Team Competition on Friday will also conclude at approximately 9.30pm.
- Follow the event website at redbullcrashedice.com/belfast. Additional event information will be posted during event week.
- Wear suitable clothing! The event will take place in February, very much winter in Northern Ireland! Therefore, warm clothing should be worn. Also, as there is always the potential for rain, you should also bring waterproof clothing. Keep an eye on the weather forecast! Suitable footwear is also advised as most of the viewing areas will be on grass.
- Allow plenty of travel time, both to and from the event! Red Bull Crashed Ice will attract large numbers of spectators and thus there is likely to be some congestion on the approaching roads.
- Plan your journey!
- Please follow the directions and instructions of the event stewards. Event stewards are provided for your safety and assistance.
- Be considerate! There will be large numbers of patrons at the event, including elderly persons and children. Also, it is easy for parents and children to become separated in large crowds. It may be useful to write your mobile telephone number on a page and ask your child to keep it in a jacket or trouser pocket – this will help to quickly reunite missing persons. Stewards trained in child protection issues will be on site to assist with lost children.
- Respect the property of the residents living in the vicinity of the event site.
EVENT DO NOT’S
- Do not bring alcohol onto the site. This is a family event and patrons attempting to bring alcohol onto the site will be refused admission. Refunds will not be issued.
- Do not bring glasswear onto the site. There is a risk of breakage and patrons attempting to bring glasswear onto the site will be refused admission. Refunds will not be issued.
- Do not bring dogs, with the exception of assistance dogs, to the event.
- Do not engage in anti-social behaviour. This is a family-friendly event.
Tickets can be purchased at : CLICK HERE
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