“We’re still absolutely in love with our sport,” Davis said.

In March 2015, they said they would extend the break through the 2015-16 season.

Then last October, they said they wouldn’t skate in the 2016-17 season.

“People ask me now at competitions, do you wish you were out there? “After giving it a lot of thought, I always say, no, I feel really good about the capacity I’m here in right now.

I think that was really telling for me.” White agreed.

NEW YORK — Meryl Davis and Charlie White will not compete next season, meaning they won’t defend their Olympic ice dance title in Pyeong Chang. It’s a little bit disappointing, but at the same time, it’s nice to finally come to a decision.” Davis and White, who both turn 30 years old this year, haven’t competed since Sochi while still skating in shows and exploring other opportunities, many of them products of becoming the first U. From 2009 on, they captured six straight national titles, two world titles and an Olympic medal of every color.

“It’s still really weird to say that out loud,” White said, adding that they’re not retiring. “Since Sochi, we’ve been giving it a lot of thought, a lot of time,” Davis said, sitting to White’s right on the mezzanine level of a Midtown Manhattan hotel.

The pair admitted to Canadian ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje placed seventh in Sochi, their first Olympics, and headed into Pyeongchang with their sights on the podium.

They didn't place, but they scored a team gold with the rest of the Canadian figure skating team.

Davis and White trained together in Michigan and skated together in shows around the world the last three years.