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Red Bull Crashed Ice, the extreme skate race that has become an annual winter spectacle in St. Paul, cost the city somewhere north of $118,000 this year for police, fire, parks and public works services.

But Red Bull reimbursed the city for every public dime spent, short of some city staffers' time.

About 140,000 people are thought to have attended this year's event.

One sponsor, the city's convention bureau, Visit St. Paul, paid Red Bull about $140,000 — about twice as much as the year before, said President and CEO Terry Mattson, "because the sport has grown and evolved."

The total estimated economic impact of all events that weekend — which included Winter Carnival festivities — was $20 million.