Before the senior events at U.S. Nationals get going in San Jose tomorrow, one more preview article from Figure Skaters Online, with ice dancers Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue:
For the past three years, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue have been the bronze medalists in the ice dance event at the U.S. Championships.
They finished third in the short dance at Worlds in 2017 before a disastrous fall on a twizzle in the free dance took them out of the medals.
They have qualified for the Grand Prix Final three years in a row, but missed the podium by less than a point in December.
This year, Hubbell and Donohue have had it with “almost.”
“I’m not here to get third place for the fifth time at Nationals, that’s not an option,” Donohue told reporters in a media call on Dec. 28.
Read the rest of the article on Figure Skaters Online for how Hubbell and Donohue plan to reach their goals at Nationals, and how they’ve changed their programs since the Grand Prix Final: