Eric Arrigo

Age:  20

Hometown:  Des Plaines, Il

Occupation:  Business Owner

Season Bib:  854

Wins:  0

Runner Ups:  0

3rd Places:  0

Podiums:  0

Top Ten Positions:  0

Mens World Ranking 2016/2017:  66th

Mens World Championship 2016/2017:  66th

Competing Since:  Ottawa 2016/2017

When did you learn to skate?

-I started skating late around age 10.

Did you play hockey growing up?

-Yes, I still play Junior A hockey.

What other sports did you play growing up?

-Aggressive Inline


If you could do anything non-athletic in your spare time, what is it?

-Run my business or read a book.

Are there any other good hobbies that you have?

-I love to go on bike rides and referee hockey.

Describe going down an icecross downhill track for the first time:

-“What the hell have I signed up for followed by this is the greatest sport ever!”

What are your guilty pleasures?

-I can eat a whole jar of dill pickles including the juice in one sitting.

How long have you been competing in ice cross downhill?
-Since Ottawa 2017.

What first got you interested in the sport?
-I was injured from hockey and started watching a ton of Red Bull Crashed Ice YouTube videos. Somehow I stumbled across the application to join the new junior division and figured it was worth a shot!

If there is one piece of advice that you could offer new riders, what would it be?
-Buy rollerblades and get to the skatepark, it’s much harder than it looks.

What is your best result or favourite memory at a Red Bull Crashed Ice?

-My first training run through the course without falling.

Who is your favorite sports athlete?

-Erik Karlsson