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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Motorcycle Ice Racing Coming to the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena

Motorcycles racing on ice

Welcome to the exciting world of ice racing! This fast-paced sport features thrilling racing action and is a must-see event for the whole family. Witness fearless racers shred the ice at top speeds, going from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds.

Motorcycle Ice Racing originated in Scandinavia in the 1930s but only became popular in the United States in the 1970s. The first-ever indoor speedway ice race was organized and promoted by a motorcycle dealer in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1975. The next was held in New York, and the third was organized by a group of racers and their families in the summer of 1976. This event was held in the Kent State University Hockey Fieldhouse in Kent, Ohio. This got the wheels rolling for what is now the World Championship ICE Racing Series. Motorcycle Ice Racing is held on oval tracks, and the bikes use special razor-sharp studded tires. Racers compete in a series of races for the prestigious World Championship ICE Racing Title. 

Over the years, ICE has developed and incorporated many new innovations into the sport. Most of these improvements are technical regulations and developments, safety regulations, and competition rules. The current race format has achieved the original intent of providing challenging and fair racing for the competitors while building an exciting grand finale for the fans.

Come be a part of history as the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena hosts this nail-biting event on March 4, 2023! An exhibition featuring local motorcycle dealerships, vendors, and educational opportunities is also planned. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 13, 2023, via Ticketmaster and at the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena Box Office. No phone sales. Advanced Ticket prices are $25 for Golden Circle, $18 for Silver Level, and $10 for children.. Day-of-sale tickets are $30 for Golden Circle, $23 for Silver Level, and $10 for children. Ticketmaster fees are not included in the ticket price. 

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