The Cheap Seats with Ingrid Klinkenberg

In this edition of The Cheap Seats, we sit down with Alpine Skiing’s Ingrid Klinkenberg to talk memories, secrets, and Lindsey Vonn.

Echo (E): How Long have you been skiing?

Klinkenberg (K): 18 years.

E: What’s your favorite memory from the ski team?

K:  There are so many so I’ll share a couple. Last spring there was a really warm sunny day and we all went up to Sugarloaf and ripped around the mountain. It is super fun to be able to enjoy the sport outside of the designated season. I also really love night training at Kents Hill in Augusta.

E: What are you looking forward to this season?

K:  I’m really looking forward to our training camping Colorado over Thanksgiving break. We are also hosting the Colby Carnival at Sugarloaf this year, which is exciting.

E: What do you think about when you’re alone in the car?

K: I like to clear my head when I’m driving by myself so I  usually just turn up the music and sing really loudly. 

E: You’re stuck on a desert island with one of your teammates. Who do you bring and why?

K: Lexi Hanus ’20 because she’s my best friend on the team.

E: Funniest Teammate?

K:  Jack Auty ’19.

E: What do you do in your free time?

K: Pretty much anything outdoors, hiking, biking, or playing with my dog.

E: What did you do this summer?

K: I did a three week on snow training camp in Mammoth, CA and worked at an Orthodontist office.

E: What is your spirit animal and why?

K: Golden Retriever, just because.

E: What do you consider your deepest secret?

K: It’s called a secret for a reason, right?

E: Let’s play word association.

E: Purple?

K: Cow (duh best pancakes around Waterville)

E: Lindsey Vonn?

K: Speedy

E: Gnar? 

K: Shred the Gnar

E: Do you have any nicknames?

K: I, Ing, Ingy, Ingo.

E: Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses or 1 horse sized duck?

K: 100 duck sized horses.

E: How would you describe your style?

K: Simple.