Ice Ice Outpost

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Ice Ice Outpost
Ice Ice Outpost from Mario Kart 8 - The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8.
Appears in Mario Kart 8 (DLC Pack 1) (2014)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Cup(s) Triforce Cup
Staff Ghost 2:07.868 by Nin★Pavel (MK8) (as Tanooki Mario)
2:09.427 by Nin★Pavel (MK8D) (as Tanooki Mario) (150cc)
1:32.435 by Nin★Juliet (MK8D) (as Cat Peach) (200cc)
WFC Available (Wii U, Switch)
Music sample
Yasuaki Iwata
Course map
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Map of Ice Ice Outpost in Mario Kart 8.Map of Ice Ice Outpost in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Ice Ice Outpost is a race course included with The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content in Mario Kart 8 and in the base content of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It is the third course in the Triforce Cup. The course takes place in an outpost surrounded within a group of large icebergs with a built yellow and green road. Many Toads in coats are seen at the starting line with many tents, containers and other equipment used for drilling oil. The music for this course appears as a track in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Course layout[edit]

The course as seen in the starting line.

The course starts on a green and yellow road between two flat icebergs with Toads and building equipment. It immediately leads to a set of item boxes before the track splits into a green and a yellow path. After a slow curve to the left, the left (green) path goes over the yellow path before a wide U-turn to the left. In the process, the yellow path goes over the green before settling into one path entering an iceberg tunnel.

The road then turns right where a shortcut can be taken to cut off the turn. After the turn, players can take a shortcut on a narrow iceberg by dropping off to the left of the path. After the road curves slightly turn to the left, the green path drops off which grants players a trick.

The path continues on before players go into anti-gravity mode where the path splits again. After alternating heights, the paths intertwine again while they turn more sharp to the left with a steep incline which leads to a glider pad. The players glide and touch down on the road which leads to one more right turn leading back to the finish line. Small icebergs are found on the corner of the turn to act as a shortcut to cut off the turn.


  • When entering the large ice tunnel, the player can drive onto a small ramp which leads to an iceberg, cutting off a section of the course.
    • This shortcut is best performed when the player begins heading towards the ramp from the green path.
  • Half way around the track, the player can drop down off the edge of the green track onto a narrow ice tunnel.
  • Before the final turn, the player can drive onto two icebergs to cut off the corner freely, similar to Cloudtop Cruise's leaves.

Staff ghost[edit]

The staff ghost for this track is Tanooki Mario on the Tanooki Kart, with a time of 2:07.868. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 200cc, the staff ghost is Cat Peach with a time of 1:32.435.


Mario Kart 8 Original Soundtrack liner notes[edit]

"The main feature of this course's design is that it has two separate but intersecting roads. I wanted to bring this across in the music with both a melody line and a separate obbligato line. The drum sound centered on the tom-toms gives the sense of discovering an unknown land."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ツルツルツイスター
Tsuru-tsuru Tsuisutā
Slippery Twister
Chinese (Simplified) 滑滑扭扭乐
Huáhuá Niǔniǔ Lè
Slippery Twisting Park
Chinese (Traditional) 滑滑扭扭樂
Huáhuá Niǔniǔ Lè
Slippery Twisting Park
Dutch Toads Poolbasis Toad's Polar Base
French Station Glagla Cold Cold Station
German Polarkreis-Parcours Polar Circle Course
Italian Pista Polare Polar Track
Korean 미끌미끌 트위스터
Mikkeul-mikkeul Teuwiseuteo
Slippery Twister
Portuguese Circuito Ártico Arctic Circuit
Russian Полярный пробег
Polyarnyy probeg
Polar Mileage
Spanish Base Polar Polar Base


  • The "2014-2015" of "Toad Polar Expedition 2014-2015" is a reference to Mario Kart 8 and its DLCs' year of release.