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Eve Chalom (born October 22, 1979) is an American former competitive ice dancer. With Mathew Gates, she is the 1996 Nebelhorn Trophy silver medalist and a two-time (1997, 1999) U.S. national silver medalist.

Eve Chalom
Personal information
Country representedUnited States
Born (1979-10-22) October 22, 1979 (age 39)
Detroit, Michigan
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Former partnerMathew Gates
Former coachElizabeth Coates, Igor Shpilband, Warren Maxwell, Christopher Dean
Skating clubLone Star FSC
Former training locationsPlano, Texas
Began skating1987
Retired1999

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Personal lifeEdit

Chalom was born October 22, 1979 in Detroit, Michigan.[1] She is profoundly hearing impaired, having lost a significant portion of her hearing in both ears in a car accident when she was four years old.[2] After studying elementary education and American sign language at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan,[2] she went on to receive bachelor's degrees from the University of Michigan[3] in English and Philosophy.

CareerEdit

Chalom teamed up with British skater Mathew Gates in 1992, following a tryout in Boston arranged by Elizabeth Coates.[2] They decided to represent the United States. After winning national titles on the novice level in 1993 and on the junior level in 1995, the duo took bronze at the 1996 U.S. Championships in their first season as seniors.[1][4]

In the 1996–97 season, Chalom/Gates were awarded silver at the 1996 Nebelhorn Trophy and debuted on the Champions Series (later known as the Grand Prix series). They also won silver at the 1997 U.S. Championships and were assigned to the 1997 World Championships in Lausanne, where they placed 17th.

Chalom/Gates were ineligible for the 1998 Winter Olympics because he was not yet an American citizen.[2] They finished fourth at the 1998 U.S. Championships. They were coached by Coates and Igor Shpilband until the end of the 1997–98 season and then switched to Warren Maxwell and Christopher Dean in Plano, Texas.[1][5] In their final season together, Chalom/Gates won their second national silver medal and finished 17th at the 1999 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.

Chalom teaches figure skating and is a dance movement therapist in Chicago.

ProgramsEdit

(with Gates)

Season Original dance Free dance
1998–99
[1]

ResultsEdit

GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

(with Gates)

International[1]
Event 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99
Worlds 17th 17th
GP Cup of Russia 8th 5th
GP Nations Cup 9th 9th
GP NHK Trophy 7th
GP Skate America 7th
GP Skate Canada 7th
Nebelhorn Trophy 12th 2nd
St. Gervais 10th 8th
Basler Cup 3rd
International: Junior[1]
Junior Worlds 14th
National[1]
U.S. Champ. 1st N 3rd J 1st J 3rd 2nd 4th 2nd
Levels – N: Novice; J: Junior

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "CHALOM Eve / GATES Mathew". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 16, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Moran, Edward (January 7, 1998). "She Answers To Challenge; Chalom Overcomes Disability To Dance With The Best On Ice". Philadelphia Daily News.
  3. ^ Elfman, Lois (March 18, 2010). "Chalom discovers renewed passion for performing". Icenetwork.com.
  4. ^ "1996 U. S. Nationals". iceskatingintnl.com. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved October 13, 2010.
  5. ^ Stevens, Ryan (May 5, 2014). "Interview With Eve Chalom". Skate Guard.