Basically a Bobsled with a sail, ice sailing is super popular in places like Austria and Germany. Go figure
A form of “ski ballet”.
Ice falls and frozen waterfalls set the scene for this sport. The fact that people want to climb massive icicles is crazy by itself, let alone for competition.
Diving into water that’s a mere 30 degrees or below does not sound fun, yet a sport it remains. The sport's only for advanced divers, as there is generally only one entry and exit point, and a ceiling keeping you away from sweet, holy oxygen at all times.
Take a biathlon (cross-country skiing followed by rifle shooting) and amp it up by adding fencing, horse jumping, a freestyle swim, and replacing the cross-country skiing with a running race, and you've got the pentathlon.
What looks like a poor man's take on snowboarding, shovel racing was included in the 1997 Winter X Games, but was later banned due to the inherent danger to shovel slayers.
Also known as “snowboating”, this sport's officially been around since 2002.
Like dogsledding — but on skis, and tethered to a horse!
Ice Bar Drinking
Not necessarily a sport, but deserves a mention. Ice bars are increasingly popular across Europe, where ice hotels are set up seasonally and people hand over their hard-earned cash to sleep in what amounts to an igloo with Wifi.