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Meryl Davis & Charlie White's Decision To Not Compete in 2018 Olympics Took Over Three Years

Meryl Davis & Charlie White's Decision To Not Compete in 2018 Olympics Took Over Three Years

Meryl Davis isn’t the one to make rash decision — especially when it comes to her career as an Olympic ice dancer.

So when she and partner Charlie White announced that they won’t be trying to defend their gold medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, you need to know that it took them a long time to get to that point.

“It isn’t so black and white,” she shared in a new interview. “Charlie and I took until about a month and a half, two months ago to decide for sure to announce that we weren’t going to go back to the Olympics.”

That’s over three years of weighing options and going through all their pro and cons lists.

Meryl adds, “For us, it really is a sort of intangible feeling…We took that time, and were sort of blown in the direction of new adventures.”

And adventures there are…when Meryl isn’t teaching young kids learn to skate through the Figure Skating in Harlem and Figure Skating in Detroit programs, she’s working on her anthropology degree, and next up? Stars on Ice!

Meryl is pictured below at the Figure Skating in Harlem event in NYC with Alex and Maia Shibutani, Nathan Chen and Ashley Wagner.

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Figure Skater Gracie Gold Left Off World Team Roster; Thinks She Should Be On It

Figure Skater Gracie Gold Left Off World Team Roster; Thinks She Should Be On It

We won’t be seeing Gracie Gold‘s face in any of the world figure skating competitions this season.

After placing 6th at the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships this weekend, Gracie has been picked as the 2nd alternate on both the Worlds and Four Continents teams, behind 4th place finisher Mirai Nagasu.

New ladies’ champ Karen Chen, Ashley Wagner and Mariah Bell will rep the US at both competitions.

“Obviously I had a very terrible long program and I didn’t place very well and I got a low score,” Gracie said after her long program.

“It’s just something about this year, I’ve been in a funk. I’m glad this is not the Olympic year.”

However, she still thinks she should be on the world team roster.

“Even though today’s skating was subpar, there’s not a doubt in my mind that this has been a rough season, but that I’m still pretty much one of the best skaters in the United States and in the world. … All I know is that, given the opportunity, I wouldn’t let them down and I think that I would be a very wise pick for the world team.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Should Gracie be on the world teams?

JJJ Update: Gracie has just split with her longtime coach, Frank Carroll. He was also the coach for Michelle Kwan, Evan Lysacek, Mirai Nagasu and currently coaches 2014 Mens’ Bronze Medalist Denis Ten.

Click inside for the full US Figure Skating World Teams Rosters… More Here! »

Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani Are Still The National Ice Dance Champs at US Figure Skating Championships

Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani Are Still The National Ice Dance Champs at US Figure Skating Championships

Maia and Alex Shibutani are still the national ice dance champions!

The brother and sister skaters were back on top of the leaderboard, earning a 200.05 total for both of their programs combined at the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Kansas City, Miss.

“It’s really special for us,” Maia said after the program. “This is exactly where we want to be.”

You can watch Maia and Alex‘s short program now on JJJ. Stay tuned for pix soon!


Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani FD US Nationals 2017
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VIDEO: Maia & Alex Shibutani Combine Frank Sinantra & Jay-Z For Stellar Short Dance at US Nationals 2017

VIDEO: Maia & Alex Shibutani Combine Frank Sinantra & Jay-Z For Stellar Short Dance at US Nationals 2017

Champion Maia Shibutani and brother Alex Shibutani just shattered their own record at the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships tonight (January 20) in Kansas City, Miss.

The reigning national champions proved that Frank Sinatra and Jay-Z can definitely go together — and quite perfectly, too.

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and Alex performed their short dance to Frank‘s “That’s Life” and a medley of Jay-Z‘s songs, including “Niggas in Paris”.

The sibling skaters were on top of the leaderboard after the short dance, earning 82.42 points — which is the highest ever short dance score.

Watch their performance below!


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Ice Dance Siblings Maia & Alex Shibutani Win Gold at Skate America 2016

Ice Dance Siblings Maia & Alex Shibutani Win Gold at Skate America 2016

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.

30+ pics inside from 2016 Skate America

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Alex & Maia Shibutani To Guest Star on Nickelodeon's 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn'

Alex & Maia Shibutani To Guest Star on Nickelodeon's 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn'

Alex and Maia Shibutani are going Hollywood!

The reigning U.S. Ice Dance champions headed to Los Angeles earlier this week to shoot an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.

While we don’t know anything about their roles, or the episode itself, Alex and Maia shared a few photos on Instagram and a some fun vids on their Snapchat.

“Thank you to the cast and crew of #NRDD! @alexshibutani and I had an awesome time with you guys. @nickelodeontv,” Maia shared afterwards.

Star Lizzy Greene, who plays Dawn, also shared that the show was celebrating 50 episodes!

Maia & Alex Shibutani Hit Harlem Skating Gala After Shorty Awards in NYC

Maia & Alex Shibutani Hit Harlem Skating Gala After Shorty Awards in NYC

Alex and Maia Shibutani step out together for the 2016 Skating with the Stars Gala held at 583 Park Avenue in New York City over the weekend.

The world Ice Dancing silver medalists were joined by fellow silver medalist Ashley Wagner at the annual event, which was presented by Figure Skating in Harlem and honored Cicely Tyson, and their teammates Meryl Davis and Charlie White.

That same night, Maia and Alex stepped out for the 2016 Shorty Awards held at the New York Times Center.

FYI: Maia wore a Halston dress, Citizen watch, and Swarovski jewelry.

10+ pics inside of Ashley Wagner, Maia and Alex Shibutani

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Alex & Maia Shibutani Completely Leave Us Speechless at Worlds 2016; Claim Silver Medal

Alex & Maia Shibutani Completely Leave Us Speechless at Worlds 2016; Claim Silver Medal

Maia and Alex Shibutani nail their lift on the ice during the Free Dance Program at the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships held at TD Garden on Thursday night (March 31) in Boston, Mass.

The brother and sister team came in 2nd, claiming the silver medal, after France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron.

The two other USA teams Madison Chock and Evan Bates were in 3rd, and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue came in 6th.

“As @maiashibutani and I stood on the ice last night surrounded by an incredible crowd, we told each other to ‘Remember this moment. Remember this feeling.’ What is the ‘feeling’? Joy… Love… Pride… Gratitude… So many things,” Alex wrote on Instagram after the event.

He continued, “Throughout our career, we’ve performed in so many different places and we’ve been fortunate to experience so many special moments. But, to have the opportunity to close out the Free Dance at a World Championships in the United States, in Boston, at a venue that means so much to the both of us is the stuff that dreams are made of. Thank you to our family. Thank you to our coaches. Thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged us on this journey. We are so excited to share this with all of you.”


Alex & Maia Shibutani – Free Dance – Worlds 2016

15+ pics inside from the Free Dance at Worlds 2016

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