Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue
Official Website - 2012, 2013, and 2014 U.S. Figure Skating National Team Members and 2014 ISU Four Continents Ice Dance Champions
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Welcome to our official website! We're thrilled to be sharing our journeys and experiences with you. Below, you can find real-time updates from our social media accounts. To the right, and throughout this website, we'll also be continually posting longer, more comprehensive content. Thanks for your support, and come visit us again often!
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Madi successfully undergoes surgery
"Best-case" outcome; to undergo physical therapy for several weeks
March 6, 2014 - Webmaster Update
On Tuesday, March 4th, Madi underwent surgery for her torn labrum at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO, under the guidance of world-renowned Dr. Marc J. Philippon, in tandem with the Steadman staff, the Vail Valley Surgical Center, and the Howard Head Sports Medicine Clinic.
The surgery went off without a hitch, in what physicians called a "best case scenario." Only 8 hours after the operation finished, the Steadman team already had Madi on an exercise bike for 20 minutes as part of her first rehab session. Madi will continue her rehabilitation and physical therapy at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for several weeks before heading home to Michigan.
Follow Madi's real-time updates on Twitter and on Instagram! Zach is on Twitter too.
Wish Madi well on her way to recovery! While Madi & Zach will not be going to the ISU World Championships because of the surgery, they have already been floating ideas for programs this coming season, and look forward to returning to the ice and easing back into training when Madi is fully healthy. Cards, flowers, and well wishes are eagerly accepted at:
c/o U.S. Figure Skating
20 First Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Madi & Zach win the 2014 ISU Four Continents Championships
Madi rallies through lingering pain; team posts personal-best international scores
January 27, 2014 - Webmaster Update
Congratulations to Madi & Zach on winning the ice dance event at the 2014 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei!
Despite lingering pain from a labral tear, Madi exhibited exceptional courage and composure in rallying through the entire event. Madi & Zach earned 61.05 points in the short dance and 97.20 points in the free dance for an overall score of 158.25 points. All three scores are career bests in international competition for Madi & Zach.
In earning Level 4s for their lifts, twizzles, and circular footwork, Madi and Zach earned over 50 points for technical elements in the free dance, the most of any ice dance team at either the 2014 ISU Four Continents or European championships.
Zach summed it up best: "More than anything I’m so proud of Maddie. She’s had the hardest year I think that any skater has to deal with that I’ve heard of. Concussion, tears, injuries, but she’s never given up, never stopped fighting. She was the one that gave us such a successful season and career so far."
Madi and Zach are tremendously grateful for the incredible support and encouragement they've received all season long from family, friends, and fans. They're even taking suggestions for future programs already. Interact with them on their Facebook page, or tweet Madi and/or Zach directly!
- Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue dance to gold (ISU)
- USA rocks dance with gold, bronze in Taipei City (IceNetwork)
- American duo take Four Continents Gold (Olympic.org)
- Hubbell/Donohue regalano alla danza statunitense la nona vittoria nei Four Continents (Neve Italia)
- 四大洲冰舞 美國搭檔逆轉摘金 (蘋果日報)
Madi & Zach place fourth at U.S. Nationals; headed to Taipei to compete at the ISU Four Continents Championships
January 17, 2014 - Webmaster Update
Madi & Zach placed fourth at the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston. While they were just 2.17 points shy of an Olympic berth, their lyrical "Nocturne into Bohemian Rhapsody" free dance met an appreciative audience and was highly anticipated by commentators and journalists all week long.
In particular, Sandra Bezic of NBC took note of their skills and connection, saying, "Madison and Zach perform on the edge. They always give it their all. They have wonderful chemistry." Thank you, Sandra!
The season is not over, though. Madi and Zach will be part of the U.S. delegation to the 2014 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei. There, they will compete in the short dance on Wednesday, January 22, and will perform their free dance on Thursday, January 23.
In addition, Madi & Zach are first alternates for the 2014 U.S. teams for the Olympics and ISU World Figure Skating Championships.
When Madi was sidelined during the early part of the season by a concussion and, later, a torn labrum, it was uncertain whether Madi & Zach would rally and make it this far. They couldn't have done so without the tremendous outpouring of love and support from family, friends, and fans. Madi & Zach want to thank all of you for inspiring them to move forward. They promise to work even harder towards bigger and better things ahead!
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