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Two local ice-dancing pairs back from Hungary and closer than ever

Two local ice-dancing pairs back from Hungary and closer than ever

In 1997, the first Disney Channel Original Movie was released. “Brink,” the long-running series' first sports film, came out the following year. Its story followed a made-for-cable-TV archetype: Protagonist and antagonist rise to athletic prominence. Turf war ensues. Goodness and decency prevail.

Michael Parsons, Rachel Parsons, Quinn Carpenter and Lorraine McNamara all came of age during Disney's cable movie era: Michael, the eldest, was born in 1995; Lorraine, the youngest, in 1999. They are at an age, and in a sport, where petty squabbles can seem as natural as selfies. So how is it that two of the world's top junior ice-dancing pairs, separated by just a few miles in...

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