Icebreakers: Maia and Alex Shibutani Make Final Round of AAU Sullivan Award, Team USA Hits the Road and More
From award nominations and a nationwide tour, to college acceptances, there’s no such thing as slowing down Team USA. As one season comes to a close, look ahead – and at the present – with this week’s Icebreakers.
1. Olympic Medalists, University of Michigan Runner Named AAU Sullivan Award Finalists (MLive) – Maia and Alex Shibutani made it to the final round for the 88th AAU James E. Sullivan Award!
2. Tired Skaters? Nah, They’re Going on Tour Now (New York Times) – 2018 U.S. champions Nathan Chen, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue talk about ending a very long season by going on tour.
3. Newly Crowned World Champ Chen Admitted to Yale (icenetwork) – Historic Olympic free skate, World title, Yale acceptance—Nathan Chen is on a roll. He discusses his future plans in an interview with icenetwork.
4. Five Millburn Teens Help Bring Home Historic Silver Medal (TAP into Millburn/Short Hills) – The Skyliners junior team made history at the 2018 World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships.
5. The Disruptor: Adam Rippon on His Goals After Olympic Figure Skating (Rolling Stone) – Adam Rippon has taken the world by storm since making his Olympic debut and he’s ready for this moment.
6. Skater Nagasu Can’t Wait to Meet Fans at Stars on Ice (Orlando Sentinel) – Mirai Nagasu shares her excitement to tour with her skating family and meet fans.
7. What Would You Do If You Were Unafraid? (Forbes) – Adam Rippon inspires people to ask themselves what they would do if they were unafraid.