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Emma Krieter

Age: 28

Hometown: Edina, MN

Wins: 0

Races: 14

Womens World Ranking 2019/2020: 20th

Womens World Championship 2019/2020: IR

Competing Since: Afton Alps 2015

Instagram: @emma.krieter

About

When did you learn to skate?

-As soon as I could stay up as a kiddo out on the lakes.

Did you play hockey growing up?

-You betcha. 4th grade through junior year of high school and recreationally since.

What other sports did you play growing up?

-I ran track and cross country as well as cross country skied.

 

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

-I like to putz around the house, mostly working on my yard little by little.

Describe going down an IceCross track for the first time:

-Thrilling. You think there’s no way the edges of your skates could possibly stay on the ice, and before you know it you’re a little out of control, in a good way.

What first got you interested in the sport?
-My brother who competed the year prior encouraged me to check it out. It seemed like a unique opportunity(Where can you ever find skateable downhill ice in nature?), so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

If there is one piece of advice that you could offer new riders, what would it be?
-Bend your knees and know the course is possible- and also try to never forget the feeling of going down the track.

Who is your favorite sports athlete?