By Chrös McDougall | Aug. 23, 2019, 2:51 p.m. (ET)

(L-R) P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn pose for photos at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Sports on July 11, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif.

 

It’s a match made in winter.

Lindsey Vonn, the recently retired alpine skiing legend, is engaged to Canadian ice hockey star P.K. Subban.

The winter sports power athletes publicly revealed they were dating last summer, and on Friday they announced they are taking it to the next level.

“Lindsey’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” Subban said in a Vogue article that coincided with their announcement.

 

 

Vonn retired earlier this year as the most dominant woman in alpine skiing history.

In addition to winning three Olympic medals — including a gold in downhill in 2010 — she captured eight world championships medals, four overall world cup championships, 20 world cup championships and 82 individual world cup wins, short only of Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark’s 86.

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The Minnesota native met Subban, then a star defenseman for the Nashville Predators, at a Nickelodeon sports show two years ago. Vonn was already in a relationship at the time, but soon after they began talking on the phone while Vonn traveled across Europe on the world cup circuit, Vogue reported.

That Christmas, Subban went to visit Vonn at her home in Vail, Colorado — only the second time he had seen her in person, he says — and the relationship picked up from there.

Any wedding planning, however, might have to wait a little bit.

Subban, who won an Olympic gold medal with Canada in 2014, was traded to the New Jersey Devils in June, so the couple is in the process of moving there.

“I just want to enjoy the moment and the engagement,” Vonn told Vogue. “We’re not in a big hurry to get married. It kind of depends on his playing schedule, and when we have time to sit down and go through it. I don’t want to stress him out because he has a big season coming.”

Chrös McDougall has covered the Olympic movement for TeamUSA.org since 2009 on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc. He is based in Minneapolis-St. Paul.