Biography

Madison Chock and Evan Bates are currently the top-ranked ice dance team in the United States. In their nine years of skating together, they have won two National Championships, five U.S. silver medals, two World medals, and most recently silver medals in the 2019 Grand Prix Final and 2020 Four Continents Championship. The pair also represented the U.S. at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. They are known for their powerful and dramatic skating style, as well as their acrobatic lifts, which are among the most difficult in the world. 

Madison was born in Redondo Beach, California. She took the ice at age five, after seeing Michelle Kwan on TV and pleading with her parents to teach her a double axel. Her beauty on the ice and flair for the dramatic led her to Michigan, where she began ice dance in 2005 under the tutelage of world-famous coach, Igor Shpilband. 

Evan grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he was taught from a young age to always root for the Michigan Wolverines. He earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 2013. Evan is a two-time Olympian, having also represented the U.S. at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games with his former partner. 

Madison and Evan joined forces in 2011 and have been making waves in the ice dance world since. They have won 15 Grand Prix medals, and consecutive silver medals at the last three Grand Prix events. The have also medaled at eight consecutive U.S. Championships and have their sights set on the podium at the World Championships in Montreal, Canada in 2020.

Madison and Evan are healthy lifestyle and breast cancer awareness advocates. Madison’s mother, Barbara is a breast cancer survivor. Madison and Evan are also ambassadors for the Special Olympics program in Michigan, for which they hold an annual fundraiser show in Ann Arbor. Madison is a talented artist and the lead designer for their on-ice costuming. Evan is a guitarist and enjoys golfing in the off-season.

Competitive Results

Four Continents

1st

2020

U.S. Championships

1st

2020

Grand Prix Final

2nd

2019

Cup of China

2nd

2019

Internationeaux de France

2nd

2019

Finlandia Trophy

1st

2019

U.S. Classic

1st

2019

World Championships

6th

2019

Four Continents

1st

2019

U.S. Championships

2nd

2019

World Championships

5th

2018

Torun Cup

1st

2018

Winter Olympics

9th

2018

U.S. Championships

3rd

2018

Grand Prix Final

5th

2017

Cup of China

2nd

2017

Internationeaux de France

2nd

2017

World Championships

7th

2017

U.S. Championships

2nd

2017

Rostelecom Cup

2nd

2016

Skate Canada

2nd

2016

World Championships

3rd

2016

U.S. Championships

2nd

2016

Grand Prix Final

2nd

2015

Cup of China

2nd

2015

Skate America

1st

2015

World Championships

2nd

2015

Four Continents Championship

2nd

2015

U.S. Championships

1st

2015

Grand Prix Final

2nd

2014

Rostelecom Cup

1st

2014

Skate America

1st

2014

World Championships

5th

2014

Winter Olympics

8th

2014

U.S. Championships

2nd

2014

Cup of China

3rd

2013

Rostelecom Cup

3rd

2013

World Championships

7th

2013

Four Continents Championship

3rd

2013

U.S. Championships

2nd

2013

Cup of China

4th

2012

U.S. Championships

5th

2012

Trophee Eric Bompard

5th

2011

Skate Canada

4th

2011

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