Gigi Marvin, No.19 of USA, celebrates the goal scored during the women’s ice hockey gold medal match at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea .
“So it’s not easy, that’s for sure. But it is time.
As rewarding as her career was, Marvin pointed out that it has its ups and downs.
“Everyone understands how physically difficult being an Olympic athlete is, but I don’t think anyone understands the mental and emotional complexity and exhaustion of it,” said Marvin. “I’m definitely going to miss… seeing my teammates not only pushing boundaries and physical limits and simply rising to the next level, but also seeing them react in the face of adversity to internal things. It’s just the coolest thing to watch people get over it, and doing it together is pretty special.
The first of his many memories is winning the gold medal in 2018 in the presence of his family and friends.
“Not only were they at the game, but they actually moved right behind the Canada goalie for the shootout,” recalls Marvin. “It’s just amazing how it worked. “
Marvin now works for Bally Sports North as a television analyst, doing color commentary for Minnesota Wild games and for pre and postgame shows. She also ran a boys and girls summer hockey camp for 14 years.
“I really enjoyed being around the game, always,” said Marvin. “I love to talk about hockey. I love to watch and just teach. I love helping others. I’ve had so much support and help to get to where I’m at in my career, so it’s kind of cool to be upside down and be able to invest in the lives of these kids.
“I love the game, and I will skate or play or hang out with anyone, really. This is (of) easy evidence. It’s quite rare that I say no.