Madison Chock & Evan Bates

dancelion21

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A nice article from Phil Hersh about how Madi and Evan have been dealing with quarantine.
https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2020/04/24/madison-chock-evan-bates-montreal-ice-dance/

Also, they've done a few Instagram Lives over the past few weeks which I archived on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDHQ2ucuXU_GjpHT-HEi1e54-G1XiFOnF
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDHQ2ucuXU_HpeGzo-qWtfn5iLasbXlUT

The article also announces that they will be part of the Open Ice event starting tomorrow at 2 PM EDT and they will be hosting an Instagram Live starting at 1:30 EDT on the USFSA Instagram account.
 

katmari

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Madi and Evan will be on Jordan Cowan's On Ice Perspectives live show tomorrow at 4:30PM ET and it will include some newly released footage!

oniceperspectives Introducing a new live series where we catch up with skaters while watching videos shot from their perspective! Next up: @chockolate02 and @evan_bates with footage of them training last November. Join the live-stream tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4:30pm ET on the @oniceperspectives YouTube channel. Hit the bell to be notified and we’ll see you there!

Madi's instagram post:

chockolate02 Join us tomorrow at 4:30 ET on @oniceperspectives YouTube channel to watch his new live series!!! ⛸ Jordan will be showing new, never before seen footage of our training sessions! 🤗💗 Can’t wait to feel like I’m on the ice again through Jordan’s on ice perspective.

Evan's Instagram Post:

evan_bates We’ll be joining @oniceperspectives for his new live series tomorrow at 4:30ET over on his YouTube channel. Jordan, as we all know, is a true wizard and his live show is sure to be fun to watch. We’ll see some newly released footage and have ourselves a little quarantine catch-up. Tune in and join us!
 

mylifeback

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Randomly came across this YT interview from a few days ago with Madi's figure skating club in CA. Twenty minutes long and some good questions and answers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AicEPKXYcOo

Re: bringing back the snake dance for next season or the Olympic year, I just don't know. I don't think recycled programs generally work well, and I'm not sure it would have the same magic. I think I'd rather they let this gain mythical status and allow people to imagine it would have won Worlds this season (I am only half joking lol). So my vote is for new programs.
 

dancelion21

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Randomly came across this YT interview from a few days ago with Madi's figure skating club in CA. Twenty minutes long and some good questions and answers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AicEPKXYcOo

Re: bringing back the snake dance for next season or the Olympic year, I just don't know. I don't think recycled programs generally work well, and I'm not sure it would have the same magic. I think I'd rather they let this gain mythical status and allow people to imagine it would have won Worlds this season (I am only half joking lol). So my vote is for new programs.

I agree that they shouldn't bring back the snake dance for the Olympic year. As for this season, I'm 50/50 on whether they should keep their programs. It really just depends on whether there's a Grand Prix series and when they can get back on the ice.
 

dancelion21

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Madi and Evan didn't skate during the IAM livestream today, saying that they had a minor injury. They did confirm that they are getting a new program, and since one of the coaches mentioned that all the teams at Gadbois had new free programs, I'm assuming that means that they have a new free dance. However, they mentioned that they were open to performing the Snake Dance again in some capacity.

Now this is speculation, but in one of Jordan's test streams prior to the official livestream, Evan was skating on his own, so it's probable that Madi was the one that got injured. Coupled with the fact that she had surgery not too long ago, it's possible that the return to the ice after so much time off could have led to the injury. They mentioned that they're back to skating now, so hopefully they're okay, and can be back to competing soon. :pray:
 

demarinis5

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Wow I had no idea Maddie could draw.. Darn she is talented!
 
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