Maia and Alex Shibutani to Take Off 2019-20 Season
(5/24/19) - Two-time Olympic medalists and two-time U.S. champions Maia and Alex Shibutani will extend their break from the competitive circuit and take the 2019-20 season off, the team announced today.
The Shibutanis, who won the bronze medal in the team event and the individual event at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, have been keeping busy with shows and media projects that began after the Olympics.
“We’ve continued to skate a lot, and we feel like we’ve benefited from some time away to create in different environments and focus on experiences that can help us grow,” Alex said.
“We’re healthier and stronger than we were after the Olympics and we’re continuing to push ourselves,” Maia said.
Maia and Alex Shibutani have stood on the podium at 14 consecutive U.S. Championships (eight at the Championship-level). In addition to 2018, they competed at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.