Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc quit competitive skating – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

North Texas Olympic figure skaters Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc announced Monday that they are retiring from competitive skating.

In a video posted on Instagramthe duo thanked everyone for the support they’ve received over the past six years and said “goodbye to the competitive side of skating,” LeDuc said.

“It was really amazing, like every day I feel like we were able to find joy in what we were doing,” Cain-Gribble said. “We’ve been able to accomplish all of our goals together and travel the world and do it with a lot of people that we love and have been supporting by our side. So I think that’s pretty amazing.

Both have announced that they will take on coaching roles.

Cain-Gribble, 26, plans to train alongside his parents in North Texas and will compete in professional ice skating shows.

LeDuc, 32, plans to coach in Chicago.

“We had six really, really great years,” LeDuc said. “We’ve accomplished so much, so many of our big goals that we have to check off our list, and it’s been a really fun time.”

Cain-Gribble and LeDuc, who teamed up in 2016, placed eighth in their Olympic debut at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, where LeDuc also became the country’s first openly non-binary Winter Olympian.

The duo won their second national title in January but pulled out of the world championship in March after Cain-Gribble suffered a brutal crash on the ice.

“We take it as it comes,” Cain-Gribble said, with LeDuc adding that the duo will try to do some on-ice shows together in the future.

“Right now we’re saying goodbye to the competitive side of our skating, and we just wanted to jump on it and say we love you, thank you for everything,” LeDuc said.

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