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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - In less than a month, the Red Bull Crashed Ice competition skates back into St. Paul.

But, preparations are already well underway.

Those hoping to be part of the action were training and trying out at the prelims at the Xcel Energy Center, over the weekend.

A much different course than the final challenge, but Crashed Ice judges say they like to see the athlete's skills in a different setting.

Red Bull Crashed Ice Team USA Coach Charlie Wasley visited KARE 11 Sunrise to talk about the prelims and the big race.

This year's Red Bull Crashed Ice comes to St. Paul Thursday, February 20 – Saturday, February 22.