Madison Chock & Evan Bates, & Maia & Alex Shibutani Light Up Skate America 2014 With Paso Dobles; Sit 1st & 2nd
It was Paso Doble fever at the 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America for Ice Dance.
American teams Madison Chock and Evan Bates, and siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani wowed the crowd and judges with their dances during the short ice dance program at the Sears Centre Arena on Friday night (October 24) in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
“The paso is a very strong and serious dance, and ours obviously has a different look. We wanted to put our own spin on it. We don’t want to be intense; we want to suck people in and be a bit more mysterious,” Madison shared about their dance, which earned 68.96 points, topping the leaderboard.
The ShibSibs came in 2nd with 64.14.
“This performance was a little disappointing for us,” Maia shared. “We felt we really improved from Slovenia (Nepela Trophy), but at the same time we had a mistake on the twizzles at the beginning, and it was costly.”
Maia & Alex Shibutani – Short Dance – Skate America 2014
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Madison Chock & Evan Bates – Short Dance – Skate America 2014