Maia and Alex Shibutani show off their strong skills on the ice at 2016 Progressive Skate America held at Sears Centre Arena over the weekend in Chicago, Ill.
The ice dance champion siblings took over the title, with Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue taking the silver medal.
“It’s not a choice a lot of other teams are making, but it really allows us to show our leg lines and movement and really just skate freely,” Maia shared of wearing pants for their short dance.
She added, “It was a collective thought from the group that created the program, and it’s one thing to have the idea, but it takes confidence to wear pants out there, and I have that now! So it’s just fun.”
Pairs skaters Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier also won the silver medal. Jason Brown and Adam Rippon grabbed the silver and bronze medal for the men’s competition.
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