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US Figure skating championships

Ice dancers Madison Chock, Evan Bates in second after short dance

Wearing a gold-and-silver sequined dress with flapper-esque fringe and a black tails tuxedo, ice dancers Madison Chock and Evan Bates took the ice ready to make a statement in the short dance. In the fun, fast-paced Finnstep, they displayed personality and chemistry with every turn and twizzle, impressing the Friday afternoon crowd at TD Garden with a routine skated to strains of Irving Berlin’s “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” As soon as Chock and Bates struck their final pose, their expressions confirmed that it was a special performance. Bates raised his arms emphatically and shouted “Let’s Go” in an unchoreographed show of emotion.

“I got pretty excited at the end there,” said Bates. “I didn’t really mean for that to come out, but sometimes, when the stakes are high, the emotions run high as well. I was just really thrilled with the performance and proud of Maddie.”

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