Evan Bates Quick Info
Height6 ft 2 in
Weight75 kg
Date of BirthFebruary 23, 1989
Zodiac SignPisces
GirlfriendMadison Chock

Evan Bates is an American ice dancer who had won, with his long-term ice dancing partner Madison Chock, the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy, the 2014 GP (Grand Prix) Rostelecom Cup, the 2014 GP Skate America, the 2015 GP Skate America, the 2015 CS (Challenger Series) Nebelhorn Trophy, the 2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the 2019 Mentor Toruń Cup, the 2019 CS Finlandia Trophy, the 2019 CS U.S. International Figure Skating Classic, and the 2020 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. The pair had also secured the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2013 Finlandia Trophy, the 2015 World Figure Skating Championships, the 2014-15 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, the 2014 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, the 2015 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the 2015-16 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, the 2015 GP Cup of China, the 2016 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the 2016 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, the 2016 GPRostelecom Cup, the 2016 GP Skate Canada International, the 2016 CS Nepela Memorial, the 2017 GP Cup of China, the 2017 GP Internationaux de France, the 2019 GP Cup of China, the 2019 GP Internationaux de France, the 2019-20 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, the 2021 GP NHK Trophy, the 2021 GPSkate America, and the 2021 CS Finlandia Trophy. They had clinched the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 2011 Finlandia Trophy, the 2013 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the 2013 GP Cup of China, the 2013 GP Rostelecom Cup, the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships, the 2017 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, and the 2022 World Figure Skating Championships. During their standout seasons (2015–16, 2016–17), the pair was ranked number 1 in the world in the official rankings issued by the International Skating Union (ISU). Since the 2013-14 season, they have consistently featured in the ‘Top 10’ of the world rankings having been placed 8th in 2013–14, 2nd in 2014–15, 7th in 2017–18, 7th in 2018–19, 4th in 2019–20, and 5th in 2020–21.

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Born Name

Evan Bates

Nick Name

Evan

Evan Bates as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2017Evan Bates as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2017
Evan Bates as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2017 (Evan Bates / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States

Residence

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Nationality

American

American

Education

Evan graduated from Huron High School, a public school in his hometown of Ann Arbor, in 2007. Thereafter, he joined the University of Michigan, a public research university, also located in Ann Arbor. He graduated from there in December 2013 with a degree in organizational studies.

Occupation

Ice Dancer

Evan Bates as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2020Evan Bates as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2020
Evan Bates as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2020 (Evan Bates / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Eric Bates
  • Mother – Nancy Bates
  • Siblings – Alexis Bates (Older Sister), Andrew Bates (Older Brother)

Manager

He is represented by Yuki Saegusa, Manager & Booking Agent, IMG (International Management Group), Global Sports, Events, and Talent Management Company, New York City, New York, United States.

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Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 2 in or 188 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Evan has dated –

  1. Madison Chock (2017–Present) – Evan began dating Madison Chock (his ice dancing partner since 2011) in late 2017. The couple got engaged on June 11, 2022.
Evan Bates and Madison Chock, as seen in June 2022Evan Bates and Madison Chock, as seen in June 2022
Evan Bates and Madison Chock, as seen in June 2022 (Evan Bates / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of American descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped, wavy hair
  • Often sports a light stubble
  • Affable smile
Evan Bates as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2018Evan Bates as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2018
Evan Bates as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2018 (Evan Bates / Instagram)

Evan Bates Facts

  1. Evan started skating in 1993, at the age of just 4. He used to train as a single skater and tested up to the junior level in the U.S. Figure Skating (the national governing body for the sport in the United States) testing structure.
  2. He started teaming up with fellow American competitive ice dancer Emily Samuelson in May 2000 at the suggestion of one of their coaches. The pairing, at the senior international level, had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2008 Nebelhorn Trophy. The pair had also secured the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 2008 GP NHK Trophy and the 2009 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.
  3. At the International (Junior) tier, they had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2006 ISU Junior Grand Prix in Mexico, the 2006 ISU Junior Grand Prix in Chinese Taipei, the 2007 ISU Junior Grand Prix in Austria, the 2007 ISU Junior Grand Prix in the United States, and the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. The pair had also clinched the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2003-04 Estonia IIDC (Novice tier), the 2006-07 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, and the 2007-08 ISUJunior Grand Prix Final.
  4. At the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the pairing of Evan and Emily had won 2 ‘Gold’ medals (2005 in the novice tier and 2007 in the junior tier), 2 ‘Silver’ medals (2006 in the junior tier and 2009 in the senior tier), and 2 ‘Bronze’ medals (2004 in the novice tier and 2010 in the senior tier).
  5. In September 2010, Evan suffered a complete laceration of his Achilles tendon after Emily accidentally struck him with her skate blade as she came down from a lift. Consequently, the pair was forced to miss out on the entire 2010–2011 season.
  6. In June 2011, they had ended their partnership. On July 1, 2011, Evan announced that he would now be partnering with Madison Chock.
  7. When he and Madison stood 1st at the 2013 ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating, it was Team USA‘s first ‘Gold’ medal at the event since 2009.
  8. In team events, representing the United States, as of June 2022, the pairing of Evan and Madison had also won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2015 ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating and the 2016 Team Challenge Cup. They had secured the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics and the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 2017 ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating.
  9. At the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the pair had won the title for the 2nd time, 5 years after their first one. This was the then longest gap between such titles in US history. At the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, as of June 2022, they had won the ‘Gold’ medal thrice (2015, 2020, 2022), the ‘Silver’ medal 6 times (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021), and the ‘Bronze’ medal once (2018).
  10. At the 2020 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, they had successfully defended their title, becoming the first ice dance couple to do so since Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto had won 3 successive titles from 2004 to 2006.
  11. Evan’s hobbies/interests include playing golf, reading, and playing the guitar.
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