10 Fast Facts About the ‘Shib Sibs’: Maia and Alex Shibutani on the Ice

Maia Shibutani, 23, was born in New York City on July 20, 1994. Her brother was born three years earlier in Boston. Together, the tandem known as the "Shib Sibs" have taken over the ice dance world. And they'll look to extend their reign in Pyeongchang.

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Maia Shibutani, 23, was born in New York City on July 20, 1994. Her brother was born three years earlier in Boston. Together, the tandem known as the "Shib Sibs" have taken over the ice dance world. And they'll look to extend their reign in Pyeongchang.
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The siblings started off as individual skaters, but became an official duo in 2004. Maia started skating at age 4, her brother at age 7. According to NBCOlympics.com, their first coach called them "Mac and Cheese."
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The Shibutanis are two-time U.S. National champions and finished ninth in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. They've won a medal at every national championship at the senior level since 2011.
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Pyeongchang will be their second Olympic Games. Their music this season has included a Perez Prado medley for the short dance and Coldplay's "Paradise" for free dance, according to NBCOlympics.com.
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The siblings train in Canton, Michigan. In the lead-up to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, training partners included Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who would become the ice dance champions of those Olympic Winter Games. They've also trained with champs Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada.
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Maia and Alex are often called the "Shib Sibs" -- a combination of their last name and the word "siblings."
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The siblings launched a YouTube channel in 2012 to chronicle their ice dance journey. It covers their travels, competitions and everyday life so their fans can be a part of it all.
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Maia Shibutani is 5 feet 3 inches tall and 112 pounds. Her brother is 6 feet tall and 160 pounds.
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Maia Shibutani once wanted to be a chef and is still interested in cooking, according to NBCOlympics.com. Her brother is a self-described foodie, too, but he's also interested in all Boston professional sports.
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The best advice the siblings ever received was, "Love what you do," according to NBCOlympics.com.
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