Eve Chalom

IntroFigure skater
Is Dancer 
Figure skater 
From United States of America 
Type Dancing 
Birth 22 October 1979 
Age41 years

Eve Chalom (born October 22, 1979) is an American former competitive ice dancer. With Mathew Gates, she is the 1996 Nebelhorn Trophy silver medalist and a two-time (1997, 1999) U.S. national silver medalist.

Personal life

Chalom was born October 22, 1979 in Detroit, Michigan. She is profoundly hearing impaired, having lost a significant portion of her hearing in both ears in a car accident when she was four years old. After studying elementary education and American sign language at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, she went on to receive bachelor’s degrees from the University of Michigan in English and Philosophy.


Chalom teamed up with British skater Mathew Gates in 1992, following a tryout in Boston arranged by Elizabeth Coates. They decided to represent the United States. After winning national titles on the novice level in 1993 and on the junior level in 1995, the duo took bronze at the 1996 U.S. Championships in their first season as seniors.

In the 1996–97 season, Chalom/Gates were awarded silver at the 1996 Nebelhorn Trophy and debuted on the Champions Series (later known as the Grand Prix series). They also won silver at the 1997 U.S. Championships and were assigned to the 1997 World Championships in Lausanne, where they placed 17th.

Chalom/Gates were ineligible for the 1998 Winter Olympics because he was not yet an American citizen. They finished fourth at the 1998 U.S. Championships. They were coached by Coates and Igor Shpilband until the end of the 1997–98 season and then switched to Warren Maxwell and Christopher Dean in Plano, Texas. In their final season together, Chalom/Gates won their second national silver medal and finished 17th at the 1999 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.

Chalom teaches figure skating and is a dance movement therapist in Chicago.


(with Gates)

SeasonOriginal danceFree dance
  • Symphony No. 25
    by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Lacrimosa
    (from Requiem)
    by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

(with Gates)

GP Cup of Russia8th5th
GP Nations Cup9th9th
GP NHK Trophy7th
GP Skate America7th
GP Skate Canada7th
Nebelhorn Trophy12th2nd
St. Gervais10th8th
Basler Cup3rd
International: Junior
Junior Worlds14th
U.S. Champ.1st N3rd J1st J3rd2nd4th2nd
Levels – N: Novice; J: Junior