Maia and Alex Shubutani have days to go before their ice dancing competition in the Olympics and the former Greenwich siblings are providing an entertaining glimpse at what it’s like to be Olympians.
Scroll through the Twitter accounts of Maia, 19, and Alex, 22, and you’ll get a sense of their personalities and find photos of the opening ceremonies, the results of a dare from Lolo Jones, pictures with their teammates and one of each of them with the extremely tall Boston Bruin and Team Slovakia hockey captain Zdeno Chara.
There are also pictures of snowboarding superstar Shaun White.
And a photo of Lolo Jones in quarantine.
While in Sochi, Maia is rooming with fellow skater Gracie Gold and they told Us Weekly that they are “having a blast.”
The Shubutanis, nicknamed ShibSibs, are spending their time in Sochi working out and getting ready for ice dancing competition.
The siblings got their figure skating start in Old Greenwich, Conn. in 1998, according to the Web site for the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston.
Alex said he was brought to the rink when Maia had lessons and followed her into the sport.
Maia attended Greenwich Academy and Alex attended Brunswick School, according to the Greenwich Post.
At first, the siblings skated individually, but they decided to try ice dancing after going to the ISU World Championships in Washington, DC in 2003. Two years later, their competitive career started and they have won several medals in the U.S. Junior Championships, World Junior Figure Skating Championships and U.S. Championships.
When the Shibutanis are not skating, they are working on video for their YouTube channel, “ShibSibs” Productions.
Check out their hilarious photos on the NBC Olympics Web site.