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We're training for Red Bull's 'Crashed Ice' event so you don't have to

Who knew skating downhill really, really fast could be so scary?

IN FEBRUARY, THE Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships take place in Stormont with dozens of competitors from around the world descending on Belfast last weekend in the hopes of qualifying for the event.

Among them was someone from this parish, namely Sinead O’Carroll.

Now, while Sinead still has Olympic aspirations when it comes to figure skating (she paid him to say that – Ed), the high-speed, high-stakes sport of downhill skating with steep turns and sharp drops was unlike anything she’d tried before.

So, over the next six weeks, Sinead will undergo intensive training to see just what it takes to make it as a downhill skater and she’ll be documenting that journey for us.

Here’s how she got on in lesson one:

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