I was so excited to see them finally get a medal at worlds. They had gone so long knocking on the door, it was long overdue. I hope for amazing things for this very talented pair of wonderful people in the years ahead.
"We're 27. If we're going to keep skating, it's because we love it and we enjoy it," Hubbell said. "Yes it's our business, but sometimes as an athlete you become so involved in exact goals that you take the fun out of it and put more pressure on yourself than really what serves you. So if we can keep that hard-working mentality and professionalism and allow ourselves to have fun training every day, that's a nice way to spend the next four years of our career."
"I love that contrast because I feel the exact opposite," Donohue said. "I spent so many years enjoying it and not really dedicating myself as much as I should have and not understanding what it took to drive and push forward, whereas Maddie spent her time with Kiefer (Hubbell, Madison's brother and former partner) being driven and motivated, and I've learned that from her and kind of taken that on board. So now she's kind of balancing out my very job/goal-oriented attitude, keeping things light. It's a nice flipped contrast that we have with each other. It's added another depth and layer to the partnership."
First impression is that the program looks to have an angsty/romantic feel? At least in these few seconds, maybe it transitions into something else throughout. I confess to be particularly paranoid about Chouinard's style becoming too predictable, with so many teams using him. I'll keep an open mind.
2 more clips by Cowan:ETA that Jordan Cowan currently is filming in Montreal and shared this short (silent) clip focusing on Madi Hubbell's face: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bme43qbFCRo/?taken-by=oniceperspectives
Off-ice training: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm1mat9lwa6/?taken-by=oniceperspectivesAnd there was lots to appreciate here
Still a bit surprising (as you could see from my previous post, I really did not expect them to use the 'Romeo and Juliet' theme), but I guess their 'Romeo and Juliet' will be somewhat different and more mature (than when younger skaters are using it) anyway.Thanks to @Ka3sha for posting this in the program thread:
Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue
RD: Tango: Alevare by Astor Piazzolla
Tango: Tangata del Alba by Astor Piazzolla
FD: Introduction to Romeo (Romeo and Juliet soundtrack) by Craig Armstrong
Kissing You Instrumental (Romeo and Juliet soundtrack) by Craig Armstrong
Kissing You (Romeo and Juliet soundtrack) performed by Desree