Charlie Lindgren is an unusual character to appear in a ski magazine.
He went to St. Cloud University in Minnesota, but his sport there wasn’t skiing. His athleticism is on display indoors rather than amid the snowstorms and winter winds of downhill skiing. For him, falling is part of the sport, not a circumstance to be avoided. And yet, Charlie Lindgren has more in common with the weekend mountain cruiser than you might think. The secret is on his feet.
Have a look at those feet. They’re clad in a fashion familiar to all of us who have leaned over to adjust our downhill footwear. On the surface is a hard outer shell. Inside are removable liners. And bent around the entire enterprise are metal buckles.
What’s that? Is the Washington Capitals goalie wearing ski boots on the ice?