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    Madison Chock & Evan Bates

    http://www.freep.com/article/2014021...ng-chock-bates

    Jeff Seidel wrote a lovely article about Maddie and Evan for the Detroit Free Press, during the pre-Sochi hype season. It describes how they got together, and is a great introduction to the two of them.

    I hope I am not their only fan!

    Their ISU Bio
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013665.htm
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    This story starts with an interview with Igor, Maddy, and Evan. They couldn't be happier with their Olympic experience. Evan says Maddy was just a rock for him

    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...teams-continue

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    Chock and Bates became one of my favourites after I saw them at Finlandia Trophy at the beginning of this season (They took the silver medal, behind Virtue and Moir)

    After Davis and White, they are the American team that I like the most - I find their skating more enjoyable to watch, and somehow more... I don't know, "sophisticated"? Plus, Evan has something of Charlie White's "goofy charm" (I mean that to be a compliment! lol)... Madison is just SO glamorous... and I love their choice of costumes (this year at least).

    If Davis and White retire, it will be interesting times for the US Ice Dance teams - and I hope Chock and Bates are among those stepping up to the challenge of filling that void.

    Here's a few photos I took at Finlandia:
    A beautiful couple...
    That FS lift...!
    Drama!
    On the podium

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    What wonderful photos!!

    And how glad I am that Evan did not wear those pants at the Olympics!

    They were just wonderful at U.S. Nationals in Boston.

    For better or worse, Maddy designs their costumes.

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    I really enjoy them. I think that if they push themselves, they'll be especially exciting to watch over the next quad. They seem like a good pairing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    And how glad I am that Evan did not wear those pants at the Olympics!
    Haha, yes they are a bit "Super Mario"... :-D
    If they at least matched his cravate, they wouldn't be so bad...

    Skaters often wear stuff at Finlandia, that we don't see for the rest of the season. Or last season's costumes. Maybe they don't have their "real" costumes finished/ready so early in the season?

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    I think that is often the case. Heck, I know one top team where the guy did not receive his costume before his first GP of the year and had to improvise one on the spot.

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    Maddy and Evan are part of the Stars on Ice tour !
    http://www.starsonice.com/news.html?n_id=432

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    And Maddy & Evan are looking to the future after finishing fifth at Worlds:

    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/03/29/70411480


    U.S. silver medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates, who train under Shpilband, skated a fast, clean program to music from Les Misérables, gaining five Level 4 and three Level 3 elements. Their opening lift combination was outstanding.
    "We were so excited for this performance; everything we have done this season led up to the Olympics and the world championships," Chock said. "We couldn't be happier to be in Tokyo and to put out two great skates to finish it off."
    "We consider ourselves a team that is pushing upward, and we wanted to contend here," Bates said. "For this week, we skated well, and it's something to build on for next season and for the future.
    "Now that we've experienced the world stage and the Olympic stage together, we can have confidence in ourselves," he continued. "The importance of this event wasn't lost on us."
    Evan has graduated from college, so they should be concentrate even more on training.

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