Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue
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About Madi & Zach

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue are an ice dance team representing the United States in international competition. They train in Montréal, Canada under coaches Romain Hagenauer, Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, and Pascal Denis.



"My goodness, I just think so highly of this team.
You know what, I find them riveting.
I can't take my eyes off them, and I love
the electricity in the audience when they skate."

Tracy Wilson, NBC Sports



Madi and Zach teamed up in the spring of 2011 after their previous partnerships ended. In their first day of tryouts at the Detroit Skating Club, their coaches at the time noticed an instant compatibility between the two on multiple levels. Technically, both had achieved success with previous partners at both the junior and senior levels in the U.S. and internationally, and already demonstrated deep edges, nice knee bends, and huge speed. Physically, as tall skaters, they carried an imposing presence on the ice together, and were capable of skating large patterns. And, most of all, interpersonally, there was a smoldering chemistry between the two.

Their compatibility and chemistry were also evident to judges at their first competition, the 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany, which they won. They drew lots of attention with an uptempo Latin short dance and a sizzling free dance set to Joe Cocker's "I Put a Spell on You." They carried this momentum through to the 2012 Prudential U.S. National Championships, where they won the bronze medal and qualified for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in their first year together.

Since then, Madi and Zach have continued to develop a reputation for being physically powerful, technically skilled, and, above all, emotionally connected skaters - with each other, and with the audience. Judges, spectators, and commentators alike have noted their achievements to date as well as their vast potential. In the 2013-2014 season, despite suffering from immense pain due to a torn labrum, Madi, along with Zach, came just two points shy of qualifying for the 2014 U.S. Olympic team, after which they rallied to win the 2014 ISU Four Continents championship. Madi then underwent surgery for her hip injury in March 2014. Despite a lack of training time due to Madi's ongoing recovery and physical therapy, Madi and Zach continued to improve as a team and competed throughout the 2014-2015 season.

In April 2015, Madi and Zach announced their move to Montréal, Canada to train with coaches Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Hagenauer, and Pascal Denis. They remain deeply grateful to previous coaches Pasquale Camerlengo and Anjelika Krylova for their tremendous time, investment, and support in them as a team.

With this website, Madi and Zach are excited to be sharing their journeys with you, their fans. From time to time, this site will catalogue their experiences and their thoughts, in depth. You can also interact with Madi and Zach directly via the "Connect With Us" page. Your support means the world to them, and Madi and Zach are gratified to know that their efforts are drawing appreciative audiences!


Madison Hubbell

Birthdate - February 24, 1991

Height - 5'8"

Hometown - Okemos, MI, USA

Club - Lansing Skating Club, East Lansing, MI, USA

Training Base - Montréal, Canada

Coaches - Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Hagenauer, and Pascal Denis

Some Favorites

Skaters - There are many skaters, especially in past generations that I look up to. Most of all, I appreciate skaters who take a risk in order to push the boundaries of the sport.

Places visited - I have been skating since I was 5, so I don't think I could possibly name all of the places I have gone. A few of my favorite places have been Cape Town, South Africa, The Hague, Netherlands and of course, Nice, France!

Ice dance elements - I like footworks. Not only are the footworks worth the most amount of points, but I find them to be a challenging puzzle. Finding the balance of technical accuracy and performance quality is always a fun challenge.

Musicians - My music taste is so scattered! I like a few songs from each artist... so it is easiest to listen to Pandora. I usually listen to "Ingrid Michaelson Radio."

Current favorite tracks - I like Passenger's "Let Her Go" for now. Pretty soon it will be outplayed, and I will have to wait a few months.

TV shows - I like tv, I can't lie! I am not one of those people who is going to say "I don't watch much tv". I don't have a TV, however, so I play Netflix on my computer, usually while I am doing other things. I recently watched "The Killing," a drama series, and I am hoping they will come out with the 3rd season soon!

Movies - I like sad movies... And realistic love movies. Zach calls them boring... But I think that a look into real life is much more interesting than fantasy.

Books - I like sad movies... I have read several books lately that brought me to tears, and despite what Zach says, that means it was a good book. I generally like Slice of Life, sad books, and movies. I don't think you can have a favorite as long as you are still reading.

Colors - I have different favorite colors every few years, and of course, for different applications. I have recently taken a liking to lavender though.

Foods - Growing up, we were always forced to eat what we were given, and to try everything once. For this reason, I like almost all foods from all around the world. One food that I really believe I could eat every day is sushi!

Drinks - I like drinks with interesting textures, like bubble tea or aloe juice with pulp. But my daily favorite is my coffee. Sometimes when I snooze three times, instead of four, I make myself a cappuccino. Those days are always a little better.

Hobbies - I like to try everything once, and other than video games, I seem to enjoy most of them. When it comes down to my favorites, however, I am a total home maker. I love decorating my apartment, baking, babysitting, scrapbooking, and making jewelry. I was very lucky to grow up with parents who entertained all of my interests, and a mother who has enough creativity for the whole family.

Zachary Donohue

Birthdate - January 8, 1991

Height - 6'3"

Hometown - Madison, CT, USA

Club - Lansing Skating Club, East Lansing, MI, USA

Training Base - Montréal, Canada

Coaches - Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Hagenauer, and Pascal Denis

Some Favorites

Skaters - My partner for her dedication and passion, and Scott Moir

Places visited - France, Italy, South Africa

Ice dance elements - Lifts, choreography

Sports teams - Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Duke Basketball

Musicians - Muse, 30 Seconds To Mars, John Mayer, Michael Bublé, Eminem

Current favorite tracks - Too many to list!

TV shows - Walking Dead, Game of Thrones

Movies - Dark Knight trilogy, Gladiator, anything Johnny Depp or Will Smith

Books - Everything and anything!

Colors - Red, black, blue, white

Foods - SUSHI!!!! Also Italian, steak, stuffed bell peppers

Drinks - In training: water, Gatorade, protein shake; out of training: Crown and Coke, cabernet sauvignon

Hobbies - Music, cars, my guitar, singing, modern dance & hip-hop

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