How To Get Into Ice Cross
ICE CROSS… YOU THINK THIS SPORT IS ABSOLUTELY THRILLING AND YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO JOIN THE COMPETITION? HERE IS A SHORT GUIDE ON HOW TO START.
1) ATSX ATHLETE PROFILE
Create an athlete profile on the ATSX database using as many details as possible. Make sure the email address used is a valid one(preferably the same used for PayPal, see Step 2). Please only use roman alphabet letters (e.g. no Japanese, Arabic, Cyrillic characters). You will be attributed an official Rider’s code (e.g. USA0136M). This code will be linked to your participation in every race.
2) ATSX LICENSE
To register for any event, you will first need an ATSX License. A full season license (40€ / includes all ATSX races from 1st of July through the following June 30th) or any single event license (15€ / one race) may be purchased from your Dashboard on the ATSX Database.
Note: You will need a PayPal account to pay for the license. You can create a PayPal account for free here. Please use the same email used to create your ATSX Athlete Profile. If a different email is used, please inform us by email which PayPal email address made the payment so your license can be linked to your ATSX Athlete Profile. Send this info to: email@example.com.
Note: The ATSX License does NOT include any sport insurance. Personal liability insurance covering the risks inherent to the sport of Ice Cross is mandatory to take part in any ATSX race. Please have proof of coverage available at each event registration.
3) ACCESSIBLE RACES AND COMPETITION LEVELS
What is the ATSX? It stands for All Terrain Skate Cross and is the international federation/governing body of the sport of Ice Cross.
There are different competition levels: ATSX 250 (entry level), ATSX 500 (higher competition), and invitation-only ATSX 1000 (formerly Red Bull Crashed Ice).
ATSX 250 and ATSX 500 races
These levels are open to all individuals. These races are for new athletes and veteran riders. They are designed to introduce beginners to the sport and also hone the skills of seasoned athletes.
ATSX 1000 races
These are top level races. Athletes must qualify to compete at this level. Qualifying points are awarded by participating in the lower level 250 and 500 point races. These points determine a world ranking. The top athletes are then invited to participate at any ATSX 1000 races.
More details on the different levels of competition available in the Athlete’s Rulebook.
This category is for both male and female riders between the ages of 16 and 21. They must be a minimum 16 years of age when they attend the 1st training of a race. They must be younger than 21 years of age as of July 1st.
An individual may compete in both Junior and Senior categories of the same event provided they qualify for both categories.
Juniors under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or legal guardian's consent. A disclaimer must be signed by both the athlete and their parent or legal guardian. This document is provided by the organization in advance of each race. The file is downloadable in the information section of each event in the “Calendar & Results” on data.atsx.org after you have registered.
5) RACE REGISTRATION
1) From your Dashboard on the ATSX Database, click “Register for...” under each individual event and follow the prompts.
2) Registration fees for each race will be indicated. Payment can be directly through the ATSX Database or through an external link via the organiser’s website. Link to organizers' websites are accessible in the information section of each event in the 'Calendar & Results' on data.ATSX.org.
Note: if you want to compete in both Junior and Senior categories(and are eligible for both), you will need to register twice (once per category).
Registration window for each race is indicated on the registration section. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation and it will show on your Dashboard at data.ATSX.org.
Please note that registration is only valid once payment has been completed. The organization reserves the right to remove any athlete who registered and did not pay the registration fee, in order to allow other athletes to register. For Payment issues, please contact the organizer or the ATSX.
Still have questions? We are happy to answer them:
- National Ice Cross Association/Federation
- General: firstname.lastname@example.org