Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue
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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 & Zach kick off the 2014-2015 season
Recovery on track; assigned two ISU Grand Prix events
July 24, 2014 - Webmaster Update
Madi and Zach are pleased to report that Madi's recovery from her March surgery is progressing on track!
In fact, both Madi and Zach are hard at work preparing for the 2014-2015 competitive season. They visited the U.S. Olympic Training Center over the summer, and have already worked with coaches Pasquale Camerlengo and Anjelika Krylova to develop a new paso doble short dance that promises to be so exciting and difficult that Zach calls it "sick." Madi also announced, via her Twitter page, that their free dance this season will be based on the recent Baz Luhrmann movie portrayal of "The Great Gatsby."
July has already been a busy month for Madi and Zach. Earlier in the month, Madi and Zach were honored to be guest coaches at the Grassroots to Champions Super Camp in Lansing, Michigan, where they taught moves and skills to young skaters. Also, on July 19th, Madi and Zach headlined the Saturday Night Ice Show in Lake Placid, where they performed two exhibition programs.
Madi and Zach are also pleased to have been selected for two ISU Grand Prix events this fall. They will compete at the 2014 Skate Canada International in Kelowna, British Columbia from October 30th to November 2nd. They will also compete at the 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard in Bordeaux, France from November 21st to 23rd. If you're able to travel to these two events, Madi and Zach would certainly appreciate your presence and support in the audience!
Above all, Madi and Zach would like to thank their family, friends, and fans for the outpouring of love that they received this past season and during Madi's surgery and recovery - in particular, cards, flowers, care packages, and many thoughtful, heartfelt messages of support. Please stay in touch through their Facebook page and through Madi and Zach's Twitter accounts!
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)
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