In their second year as ice dancing partners, Madison Chock, 21, and Evan Bates, 24, took home the 2013 U. Championships silver medal and claimed the bronze medal at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.
And even though they exhibit obvious chemistry when the skates are on, the two aren’t an item.
“I find it compliment when people assume we’re dating,” Castelli says.
Though it’s easy to think their perfect partnership might extend beyond the rink, both are in relationships—with other people.
Swiegers has been dating his girlfriend for more than three years after meeting at a party, and Lawrence met her boyfriend, who's a bullfighter in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, through mutual friends.
They’ve been through everything from big wins and disappointing losses to nagging injuries, so it makes sense that they’re committed—to their sport.
“Skating takes up such a huge part of my time and energy, I don't really have many friends outside of the sport!“We started dating after we began skating together, and it works really well because we have the same goals and aspirations,” Buckland says.“People are surprised because we work and live together, but we get on so well it makes training so easy.”Americans Marissa Castelli, 23, and Simon Shnapir, 26, considered splitting up after their fifth-place finish at the 2012 U. Championships, but a frank talk from their coach (and a few deep breaths) had them going all-in ever since.Now, I’m not gonna say I’ve never hooked up with someone on tweek; as a nite owl it’ll happen from time to time even though I don't go out looking for it. But that kind of weirdly numb stamina can also be detrimental.If you’re the bottom (straight people: bottom means the person who is, how would we say, "receiving") one of the problems hooking up with tweekers is that the speed they are taking prevents them from finishing quickly.it's like seeing a unicorn, only if unicorns looked a little more like this little guy.