The Shibutanis are my favourite American dance team, so I'm glad that they're at least presently planning to continue.Maia Shibutani took part in the KPMG Women's Leadership Summit and on the main panel event at the 54:00 mark, Maia confirms she's going for 2022. I am assuming Alex is as well,
Sylvia from FSU posted the links below:
You can watch Maia at the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit 2 ways:
Via Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1dRKZgWlYLrGB
Facebook Live archived stream: https://www.facebook.com/LPGA/videos/vb.43279105683/10155348399765684/?type=3&theater
This was the main panel event, moderated by NBC's Dan Hicks (starts after the 17-minute mark): https://www.pscp.tv/w/1mnxeoBajmQGX
The last link is where Maia says she will be competing to 2022.
And McNamara/Carpenter (they had slightly better success in their first season as seniors than Parsons - mostly because of Michaels mistakes on twizzles). Yes, I am not American, but I will be sad to see any of them split/finish their competitive career prematurely. It was just a few seasons ago when Pogrebinsky/Benout seemed like such a promising team for the future, but now they are no more. I would like to see all of the currently remaining promising US teams mature and grow in their skating, expression and style etc.. So curious to see what they can do, if any of them will be able to break into the US top three before one of the current top teams retire, or if they will be able to hold their position in that top in the case of Hawayek/Baker etc..Though this also increases my sense that the huge talent logjam in US ice dance is going to reach a crisis point over the next couple of years, between the three duos who went to the 2018 Olympics, Hawayek/Baker, the Parsons siblings, Carreira/Ponomarenko, etc.
this is late, but wew I met the Shibs earlier this week and they're so genuine and friendly that every time I think about it, it makes me smile because y'all, they're truly amazing people
just a couple of short (40+s) clips of them just chilling on the ice, I wanted to take longer videos but my phone was dying
How lucky for your to meet the Shibs. The Shibs are genuinely nice people and so nice to their fans. Which rink are they skating at????
Thanks for sharing!