Shibutanis won’t compete in 2018-19 figure skating season

The Detroit News
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Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani

Ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani, who train in Canton and won the bronze medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics, will not compete during the 2018-19 figure skating season.

They have not ruled out competing beyond the 2018-19 season. They are currently touring with Stars on Ice.

"Our experience at the Olympic Games was the result of four years of relentless training and dedication,” Maia said. "While we are still young and love competing and performing, we have exciting projects that we have the opportunity to work on both together and individually.”

The Shibutani siblings won U.S. championships in 2016 and 2017.

They are the first American siblings to win an Olympic ice dancing medal.

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