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SHOWS: SOCHI, RUSSIA (FEBRUARY 14, 2014) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. U.S. FIGURE SKATERS POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS 2. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. OLYMPIC ICE DANCER, ALEX SHIBUTANI, SAYING: "We've actually had the opportunity to meet so many of the siblings already and it's kind of funny to trade stories and talk about the kinds of arguments and little things you get into, but at the same time, Maia (Shibutani, his sister) and I do have a different experience. Everything we do on a daily basis with our training is geared towards the exact same goal. You know, we're out there on the ice for three or four minutes at a time for performances, and we're really working together as a team and obviously, being here at the Olympics... it's your turn (TURNING TO MAIA SHIBUTANI, WHO PUSHES HIS SHOULDER)." 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. OLYMPIC ICE DANCER, MAIA SHIBUTANI, SAYING: "It's been really incredible. I think that coming into these Games, we've really tried to take the time to stop, to look around, and be like, 'OK, we're here together'. It's been our dream for so long. It's our 10th year skating together, so just walking in next to Alex for the opening ceremonies, amongst everyone in Team USA, it was really special. These are memories that we're going to have for the rest of our lives." STORY: United States siblings Alex and Maia Shibutani said on Friday (February 14) that they are enjoying the experience of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and are ready for next week's ice dance. The "ShibSibs", as they are nicknamed, are one of the seven sibling pairs representing the United States at the Games. "We've actually had the opportunity to meet so many of the siblings already and it's kind of funny to trade stories and talk about the kinds of arguments and little things you get into, but at the same time, Maia and I do have a different experience. Everything we do on a daily basis with our training is geared towards the exact same goal," Alex Shibutani said. Maia Shibutani said she enjoyed sharing the Games with her brother. "It's been really incredible. I think that coming into this Games, we've really tried to take the time to stop, to look around, and be like, 'OK, we're here together.' It's been our dream for so long. It's our 10th year skating together, so just walking in next to Alex for the opening ceremonies, amongst everyone in Team USA, it was really special. These are memories that we're going to have for the rest of our lives," she said. The ice dance starts on Sunday (February 16). The United States have one medal in figure skating so far, with the Team USA winning the bronze in the inaugural team event.