You may have heard of Scandinavian Skijöring, where a vehicle tows a skier behind. But there’s a chance you will not have seen Skatejöring, vehicle towing a skater, until now!
For this latest Red Bull stunt, players from ice hockey team EC Red Bull Salzburg hooked up with Wings for Life’s Austrian Ambassador Reini Sampl to try it out:
Usually in Skijöring the skier races on two skis, like 2015’s Red Bull Twitch ’n’ Ride in Latvia. But not in this case, as EC Red Bull Salzburg ice hockey forward Michael Schiechl discovered.
Within minutes the car driver and captain of the EC Red Bull Salzburg team, Matthias Trattnig, and Schiechl turned the outdoors ice track into their very own playground to highlight the coolest fresh sport this past winter.
“While turning you get insanely fast, but our captain is a reliable driver so it was a lot of fun!” said Schiechl about his first Skatejöring experience.
Featured image of Michael Schiechl on skates as Matthias Trattnig drives in Vordermuhr, Tamsweg, Austria. Photo: Klaus Krumböck / Red Bull Content Pool