U.S. Figure Skating has announced the ice dancers who will perform at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China next month – Madison Chock and Evan Bates, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donahue, as well as Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker.
Chock and Bates are heading to their third Olympics after celebrating their third national title last night. They placed eighth at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and ninth at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
The other three-time national-championship-winning team Hubbell and Donahue will head to their second Olympics. In 2018, they were third after the rhythm dance but finished the competition just off of the podium in fourth place – only behind Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, and compatriots Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani.
Four-time U.S. national bronze medalists Hawayek and Baker will take part in their first Olympics this year. The 2018 Four Continents champions have placed in the top ten at all three of their appearances at the World Championships.
The alternates are Caroline Green and Michael Parsons, Emily Bratti and Ian Somerville, Katarina Wolfkostin and Jeffrey Chen.
Assignments for the 2022 Four Continents Championships are Emily Bratti and Ian Somerville, Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko, as well as Caroline Green and Michael Parsons.