Today at the Winter Olympics

How Olympians are celebrating Valentine's Day

Team USA only has one couple competing in the pairs' event, husband and wife Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim (the only married couple among the pairs). Combined with their 14th-place finish in the short program the previous morning, they finished the competition 15th among 16 pairs.

During figure skating's team event they sat cuddled together in the bullpen, cheering on the rest of the United States squad, having already played a major role in helping the Americans to bronze with two strong skates.

Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and her husband, Chris Knierim, did not win a medal in their free skate event but said they had a greater objective in mind while performing at the Olympics.

"We wanted to skate for the 17 children that died in the Florida shooting", Scimeca Knierim said. "We promised each other that, no matter what, mistakes or not, that we were going to be present every single second and really soak in the moment". "We may be living in a different world over here with the Olympic hype, but we're hurting for them".

The German pair of Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot won the gold medal.

While we're all celebrating our love today, the Olympians celebrated it last night in PyeongChang (They're 14 hours ahead of us on the east coast).

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While social media was all over the first married couple to compete for the U.S.in pairs skating at the Games since 1988, what fans were even more excited about was the fact that Chris, 30, came prepared. He also helped them qualify for the final, which is on Wednesday.

NBC reported that, after hearing the news, Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim made a decision to dedicate their final Olympic skate to the victims of the shooting.

It wasn't enough to overcome hiccups in their two programs.

Valentine's Day short program coming up soon! "It was the highlight of our program, unfortunately".

When describing Valentine's Day on ice, Alexa said it will be a day she'll never forget.

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