“Eric and I have committed to one more year of skating and competing because we feel we have more to offer and give,” Duhamel said. “I have achieved more than I ever thought I would in my career … (but) there is more to do. We will skate to just satisfy ourselves.
“Through all the years and hardships, I had this one little beat in my soul I would make the Olympics,” she said. “I knew I would always do it. I always believed I could do it. I don’t know where it came from, but it was in me and it never left me no matter what happened.”
Following the Olympics, Duhamel and Radford were right back in competition at the 2014 world championship, where they defended their bronze medal from 2013. Their season concludes on tour with Stars on Ice from April to May.
They’ll take four weeks off in June, rather than the usual two weeks, before getting back into training and preparing for the Grand Prix circuit in the fall.
“Skating is never-ending,” Duhamel said. “There is nothing else I would rather be doing right now.”