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See You At Sochi: Charles White, Meryl Davis Headed to 2014 Olympics

Two of three Team USA Ice Dancing Teams competing next month in the Sochi Winter Games train at Canton's very own Arctic Edge.

Meryl Davis and Charles White won their sixth consecutive national championship over the weekend in Boston. The pair will represent the Bloomfields in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Credit: U.S. Figure Skating.
Meryl Davis and Charles White won their sixth consecutive national championship over the weekend in Boston. The pair will represent the Bloomfields in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Credit: U.S. Figure Skating.
This article was written by Art Aisner and Nicole Krawcke

Charles White and Meryl Davis became the first duo to win a sixth U.S. title in ice dancing over the weekend and are headed to the Sochi Winter Olympics next month.

Davis, of West Bloomfield, and White, of Bloomfield Hills, brought the crowd to its feet Saturday evening at the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston. y scoring a 119.50 — more than a point higher than the U.S. record they set in 2013, according to the Team USA website.

They are one of three metro Detroit ice dancing teams to join the U.S. Olympic team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next month. 

The defending world champions that train at at the Arctic Edge in Canton will try to improve on their silver-medal performance in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, and could do it in two events. The International Olympic Committee will debut figure skating’s team event in Sochi, and Davis and White said they want to help Team USA medal in the competition. 

“We’ve made it very clear that we’d be interested in doing both portions of the team event,” White, a former Roeper student, told the Team USA website. “For us having another opportunity to compete at the Olympics is amazing in and of itself, and America is certainly poised to be in the hunt for a medal in the team event. We’re excited to hopefully be part of that team and do our best for our teammates.”

Madison Chock and Evan Bates, ice dancers who practice in Novi, earned silver medals in Saturday's competition and are also on the Olympic team, as are sibling duo Maia and Alex Shibutani, who won bronze on Saturday.

The Shibutanis also train at Canton's Arctic Edge. 

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