Stanford Athletic Trainer Joins Red Bull Medical Staff For Crashed Ice Event
Dominic Vincentini MS, ATC, Stanford Assistant Athletic Trainer, recently flew out to St. Paul as a member of the medical staff for the Red Bull Crashed Ice event from January 22nd to 24th. Crashed ice, where skaters descend a steep ice canal filled with bumps, jumps, rollers and obstacles four-at-a-time, jostling for position as they reach speeds of up to 70 kph, presented a unique opportunity to hone Vincentini’s emergency medical and risk management skills.
Vincentini said after the event, “The Red Bull Crashed Ice event in St Paul, Minnesota was an amazing experience. Being a part of the medical team to provide optimal healthcare for more than 200 non-traditional athletes in this type of setting makes me as an Athletic Trainer ‘push the limits’ just like these athletes continue to do with each race.” Vincentini and other athletic trainers provided numerous treatments and course coverage over the duration of the event, and were an integral part of the medical care provided for this incredibly successful event. Vincentini looks forward to continuing to participate in future extreme sports events, as he stated, “I am very honored to be a part of this event and bring back the knowledge that I gained to Stanford University while making sure these athletes are safe during training and competition.”
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