Madison Chock and Evan Bates have withdrawn from 2020 Skate America, U.S. Figure Skating announced today.
The duo won their second U.S. title at the U.S. Championships in 2020.
“After much consideration, we have decided to withdraw from Skate America,” Chock and Bates said. “Our training and preparation have been affected by the pandemic and at this time we are 100% focused on our preparation for the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships. We will be staying at our training base in Montreal, but will certainly miss the thrill of competition and seeing our U.S. Figure Skating family. We wish everyone good health and good luck!”
The 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships are scheduled to take place in San Jose from Jan. 11-17, 2021.