Despite the Valley and places like Tucson not being known for their winters, the 2018 Winter Olympics Team USA roster features three athletes with Arizona ties.

Their spots take place on ice -- one of which involves hurtling your body down a track head first.

Get to know these Arizona athletes:

Matt Antoine

Sport: Skeleton

Team USA's "Skeleton King." Matt Antoine took home a bronze medal during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It was the first skeleton medal for an American in 12 years.

Born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Antoine now lives in Phoenix. He started the skeleton in 2003 after watching the 2002 Winter Olympics.

PyeongChang may be his last run.

Follow Antoine on Twitter: @MattAntoine

PARK CITY, UT - SEPTEMBER 25: Skeleton racer Matt Antoine poses for a portrait during the Team USA Media Summit ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games on September 25, 2017 in Park City, Utah.

Chris Knierim

Sport: Figure skating

Chris Knierim was born in Tucson, but now calls San Diego home. Knierim started figure skating at 12. He skates alongside his wife, Alexa Scimeca Knierim. The two started skating together in 2012 and wed in 2016.

According to his Team USA bio, he hopes to open his own auto shop one day.

The couple is excited for their shot at gold.

Follow Knierim on Twitter: @ChrisKnierim

Ice dancers Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim pose for a portrait during the Team USA PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics portraits on April 28, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

Broc Little

Sport: Hockey

The former Yale University Bulldog calls Phoenix his hometown. Little has played professional hockey in Sweden and Switzerland. He currently plays for HC Davos of the Swiss National League.

Little enjoys country music and currently holds the Yale University season and career record for shorthand goals.

Follow Little on Twitter: @BLittle14

Broc Little of Linkoping HC skates against Djurgarden Hockey at Hovet Arena on February 18, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo: Bruce Bennett / Getty Images)

Elana Meyers Taylor

The two-time Olympics medalist calls Phoenix home. Shewon silver in Sochi as the pilot of the Team USA two-woman bobsleigh team. She won bronze in Vancouver.

According to here Team USA bio, she has a goal of one day becoming the CEO of the USOC.

Follow Taylor on Twitter: @eamslider24

Bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor poses for a portrait during the Team USA Media Summit ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games on September 25, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo: Tom Pennington / Getty Images)