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    Karen Chen

    Karen Chen, born August 16, 1999 in Fremont, California, is an American figure skater. She is the the 2012 U.S. Novice Champion, the 2013 Junior Grand Prix of Slovakia champion, and the 2015 U.S. national bronze medalist in the Senior division.



    October 2015 Update


    i really love Karen but like Gracie she has her demons i hope she can get over it this season and seasons to come cause she is complete package!! and i am hopeful that she will get her 2nd GP assignment

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    BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILES

    Official Website: https://gokarenchen.wordpress.com/

    ISU Profile : http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00034366.htm

    Icenetwork Profile : http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/karen_chen

    Tracings Profile: http://tracings.net/chen-kare.html

    Wikipedia Page : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Chen


    SOCIAL MEDIA

    Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/karen.chen.5492 (its private though)

    Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/karebearsk8/


    Personal Best Scores

    Short Program : 64.46 , 2013 Junior Grand Prix, Slovakia
    Long Program : 121,11 , ISU GP Cup of China 2016
    Total Score : 179.39 , ISU GP Cup of China 2016


    Programs

    2016-2017 Season
    SP : On Golden Pond by Dave Grusin choreo. by Jonathan Cassar
    FP : Jalousie 'Tango Tzigane' by Jacob Gade choreo. by Jonathan Cassar

    2015-2016 Season
    SP : Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini performed by Luciano Pavarotti
    FP : On My Own from Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schonberg choreo by Cindy Stuart

    2014-15 Season
    SP : "Requiem for a Tower" by Clint Mansell
    FS : "The Godfather Suite" by Carmine Coppola and Nino Rota

    2013-14 Season
    SP : "Esperanza" by Maxime Rodriguez
    FS : Selections from the Miss Saigon soundtrack by Claude-Michel Schonberg

    2012-13 Season
    SP : Music from the The House of Flying Daggers soundtrack by Shigeru Umebayashi
    FS : "Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra" by Joshua Bell

    2011-12 Season
    SP : "The Chairman's Waltz" by John Williams
    FS : Selections from The Godfather soundtrack by Nino Rota


    Competitions and Videos

    Competition SP FP Overall Gala
    Pos Score Pos Score Pos Score
    2016-2017 Season
    2017 Four Continents Championships 12 55,60
    2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships 1 72,82
    NBC
    IN
    1 141,40
    NBC
    1 214,22 (X)
    2016 Golden Spin of Zagreb (CS) 6 54,60 7 101,03 7 155,63 (X)
    ISU GP NHK Cup 2016 7 58,76
    BESP
    US
    5 119,69
    BESP
    6 178,45
    ISU GP Cup of China 2016 9 58,28 5 121,11 7 179,39
    2016 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic (CS) 6 51,50 3 110,58 3 162,08
    2015-2016 Season
    2016 Four Continents Championships 12 53,55 10 107,97 12 161,52
    2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships 12 54,86 8 113,89 8 168,75
    2015 Golden Spin of Zagreb (ISU CS) 4 56,82 3 118,53 3 175,35 (x)
    ISU GP Cup of China 2015 7 58,30 5 117,63
    BESP
    CBC
    5 175,93 (x)
    ISU GP Skate America 2015 4 62,28 6 110,26
    BESP
    NBC
    5 172,54 (x)
    2015 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic 3 60,94 5 98,24 4 159,18
    2015 Golden West Championships 1 66,45 1 125,06 1 191,51
    2015 Glacier Falls Summer Classic 4 57,54 WD - - -
    2014-2015 Season
    2015 World Junior Championships 12 51,64 8 105,66 8 157,30
    2015 U.S National Championships 6 64,66 3 135,13 3 199,79 (x)
    JGP Zagreb (Croatia) 2014 1 62,71 2 106,70 2 169,41
    JGP Ostrava (Czech Republic) 2014 1 60,68 4 100,27 3 160,95
    2013-2014 Season
    2014 World Junior Championships 6 56,09 9 99,74 9 155,83
    2014 U.S. Championships (junior) 5 51,78 WD - - -
    JGP Kosice (Slovakia) 2013 1 64,46 2 114,62 1 179,08
    JGP Riga Cup (Latvia) 2013 2 58,21 4 96,05 3 154,26
    2012-2013 Season
    Gardena Spring Trophy 2013 (novice) 1 41,30 1 89,94 1 131,24
    2013 U.S. Championships (junior) 3 54,34 4 90,22 4 144,56
    2011-2012 Season
    2012 U.S. Championships (novice) 1 46,54 1 93,63 1 140,17 (x)
    2010-2011 Season
    2011 U.S. Junior Championships (intermediate) 1 40,62 1 79,30 1 119,92

    Other Videos

    TSL Interview : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLVTpOSHD4Y

    2015 Skate America - NBC fluff intro : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJMdmY_Tcnk

    U.S. International Figure Skating Classic Reaction Videos
    After SP : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsJYuEjVJRI
    After LP : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CDiw8aLT0o

    Karen Chen - 2012 Silicon Valley Open : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ3i-WkWkpU

    Karen Chen FP Glacier Falls Summer Classic 2013 : FP:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn9_1rr-IdY

    2014 Golden Moment - Karen Chen (Act 2) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZfuqS_WObo

    Bay Area Figure Skating Celebration at San Francisco Union Square on January 9, 2013, including Karen: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NygXt-4loII


    GOLDEN SKATE ARTICLES AND THREADS

    Articles
    Interview by Paula Slater
    Chen Brings Home Third Consecutive JGP Medal September 19, 2014

    Interview by Elvin Walker
    Chen Looks Forward to Junior Debut June 20, 2012

    Reports from 2012 US Nationals
    Chen takes U.S. ladies novice title Jan 24, 2012
    Chen leads novice ladies in San Jose

    Threads

    "Karen Chen Article re 2015 Junior Worlds" Mar 2, 2015
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...-Junior-Worlds

    "Karen Chen withdraws from JGPF; Angela Wang will participate in the final" November 11, 2013
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...e-in-the-final

    "Karen Chen Wins Novice Ladies Short" Jan 22, 2012
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...e-ladies-short

    ARTICLES

    Fremont skater Karen Chen places 8th at junior World Championships March 6, 2015

    Young Fremont skater Karen Chen creating a stir Jan 30, 2015

    Karen Chen, Just 15, Rises To The Top Of U.S. Figure Skating Jan 29, 2015

    Chen snags medal she can't refuse: novice gold Jan 23, 2012

    Monster free skate propels Chen to gold medal December 18, 2010

    Gold medal has Chen all smiles
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    Karen Chen, or why there is still hope for technique and artistry in American figure skating.

    See here what I mean.

    Seriously, I am SO impressed by this junior 15-year-old. She skates like a senior. Such expression, much artistry. We should all watch for her this season for JWC.

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c9Y-bzrkJlU

    I have been interested in Karen's skating since I saw her in this amazing performance in an exhibition in 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c9Y-bzrkJlU

    I have been interested in Karen's skating since I saw her in this amazing performance in an exhibition in 2012.
    wow

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    Pacing. Hope she is not rushed or pushed in ways which put her at risk for injury. A wonderful talent. Hope to see her continue to thrive.

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    Yes finally a Karen Chen thread My fav junior skater.

    Love love her... amazing potential, hope she keep up developing her artistry and don't push too hard consider her injury. I love that exhibition too doris.

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    Anyone sad she isn't going to GPF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Ice View Post
    Anyone sad she isn't going to GPF?
    Doesn't not qualifying for the JGPF mean she will have to go to sectionals? If so, that means we'll get to see her in a couple of weeks.

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    Yes, we should know whether she is scheduled for sectionals soon. Ice Network will air Pacific Coast Sectionals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Ice View Post
    Anyone sad she isn't going to GPF?
    Yes, I am. I think her skating is beautiful: her spins, extensions and elegant steps. I just wish she could get her stamina and jumps back consistently in the LP after her ankle injury.

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    I hope she overcome her injuries soon
    with the current field of US lady skaters being so inconsistent
    she could have a bright future for 2018 and beyond

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    Congratulations on Winning US pacific coast Sectionals... 116.75 FS, not bad at all!

    http://www.usfigureskating.org/leade...009SEG016.html

    Whoohoo... looks like Karen is recovering well!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by os168 View Post
    Congratulations on Winning US pacific coast Sectionals... 116.75 FS, not bad at all!

    http://www.usfigureskating.org/leade...009SEG016.html

    Whoohoo... looks like Karen is recovering well!!
    Karen's SP is really good!!!! She made me into a fan during JGP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by os168 View Post
    Congratulations on Winning US pacific coast Sectionals... 116.75 FS, not bad at all!

    http://www.usfigureskating.org/leade...009SEG016.html

    Whoohoo... looks like Karen is recovering well!!
    Those UR's and fall though. It seems she was judged a little liberally in the LP, that would receive a lower score in an international competition. I would say she has a lot to work on based on those protocols. But, I am excited for her in Nationals, I LOVE her skating!

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    Great time to revive this thread!

    GOSH... I am still buzzed that she made the US Nationals podium competing with the Sr. for the first time among some incredibly high standard of skating! Best in ages!!! She was gobsmackingly brilliant consider her last few outings and coming back from a BROKEN ANKLE last season. I am still utterly shell shocked she managed it! What a little fire cracker she is!!

    Hope her federation give her some space to blossom naturally, steadily improve, realistic expectations. She has a tough road ahead competing with influx of really talented Russian youngsters as well as from Japan.
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