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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 and 2018 U.S. national bronze medalist in the Senior division, and is the 2017 U.S. National Senior Champion. Chen was fourth at 2017 Worlds. She finished eleventh at the 2018 Olympics, but had to withdraw from 2018 Worlds, and has battled with injuries ever since. In Jul.-Aug. 2019, she returned to competition and finished second at the Philadelphia Summer International competition.



    January 2020 Update


    Many of us really love Karen but like Gracie she has her demons We hope she can get over it this season and skate her best in seasons to come, because she is the complete package!!

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    BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILES

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

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

    US Fanzone Profile:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20180630...ile/karen_chen

    Archived Icenetwork Profile : https://web.archive.org/web/20180630...ile/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/

    ISU Personal Best Scores (+/- 5 GOE)


    Type Score Competition
    Personal Best Total Score 173.66 ISU CS Autumn Classic International 2019
    Personal Best Score Short Program 67.21 ISU GP NHK Trophy 2019
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 112.77 ISU CS Autumn Classic International 2019


    Personal Best Scores (+/- 3 GOE)

    Type Score Competition
    Personal Best Total Score 199.29 2017 World Championships
    Personal Best Score Short Program 69.98 2017 World Championships
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 129.31 2017 World Championships


    Programs


    2019-2020 Season
    SP: "You Say” by Lauren Daigle; choreo by Ilona Melnichenko
    FS1: "Appassionata" & "Illumination" by Secret Garden; choreo by Ilona Melnichenko
    FS2: "The Ovation" from Slow Dancing in the Big City by Bill Conti

    2018-2019 Season
    SP: "Fire Dance" by Jennifer Thomas (from Illumination album), an arrangement of "Malagueña" by Ernesto Lecuona and "Asturias" by Isaac Albeniz; choreo by Karen Chen, Rohene Ward, Massimo Scali, Marina Zoueva :
    FS: Trio Elegiaque No. 3 by Sergei Rachmaninov; choreo by Karen Chen, Rohene Ward, Massimo Scali, Marina Zoueva

    2017-2018 Season
    SP : Tango de Roxanne chore by Mark Pillay
    FP : Carmen choreo by Mark Pillay

    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
    2019-20120 Season
    2020 US Nationals 5 70.41 4 123.24 4 193.65
    2019 NHK Trophy 3 67.21 11 98.49 9 165.70
    2019 Skate America 6 66.03 10 99.64 8 165.67
    2019 Autumn Classic 3 60.89 4 112.77 4 173.66
    Philadelphia Summer International 2019 1 65.63 2 117.36 2 182.99
    2018-2019 Season
    Did Not Compete after Tallinn Trophy
    ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2018 9 52.93 WD WD
    2017-2018 Season
    2018 Olympics 10 65.90 11 119.75 11 185.65
    2018 US Nationals 3 69.38 4 129.11 3 198.58
    ISU GP Skate America 2017 9 59.53 6 123.27 8 182.80
    ISU GP Skate Canada International 2017 5 61,77
    OC
    7 108,63
    OC
    NBC
    7 170,40
    2017 Japan Open - - 6 116,32 T,3 (X)
    US International Figure Skating Classic 2017 (CS) 2 66,18 3 116,14 3 182,32
    2017 Glacier Falls FSC Summer Classic 1 73,42 1 144,67 1 218,09
    2016-2017 Season
    2017 World Team Trophy 8 60,33 9 108,62 9
    (T-3)
    168,95
    2017 World Championships 5 69,98 6 129,31
    BBC
    4 199,29
    2017 Four Continents Championships 12 55,60 10 111,22 12 166,82
    2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships 1 72,82
    IN
    1 141,4 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
    US
    5 119,69 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
    CBC
    5 175,93 (x)
    ISU GP Skate America 2015 4 62,28 6 110,26
    NBC
    5 172,54
    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

    2019 Peggy Fleming Trophy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ojkaXNaXeo

    2019 Broadmoor Open SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUxOoYlCZ4M


    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

    2013-2014 Southern California Interclub Competition SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqxWK1DOEd8

    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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    Go Karen, she has it all now puberty mosnter please treat her nicely!

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    I already wrote this on the American National Championships thread, but I was so impressed with Karen's performance. To me, her LP skate was the best and the most exciting, even with Ashley giving a fine performance. The attack, surprising speed, the beautiful flexibility in the spirals, spins (with a gorgeous Biellmann) and her grace were just fabulous and finally she is getting consistent on her jumps. I just love her style, flair and expressiveness. She finally got redemption for all the heartache she had in her LPs during the Junior Grand Prix season. It's amazing that three juniors (Evgenia Medvedeva in Russia, Wakaba Higuchi in Japan and Karen Chen in the US) all got bronze medals in their National Championships.
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    I just fell in love with her at nationals, first time seeing her skate. She really does skate big and I just love her layback. Hopefully she can get that ur on the end of the 3-3 combo worked out and she slays puberty.

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    Here is a link for Karen's freeskate. This one works.

    http://www.snowalps.com/sport/figure...o-free-program
    Last edited by gotoschool; 01-25-2015 at 03:24 PM.

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    I just was watching Karen at the Prudential 2015 Championships, and upon hearing the commentary, thought:"Did Tara Lipinski just call Karen a little grasshopper?" Played it back and, yes, commentary went as such: "She's so itty-bitty, she's like a little grasshopper though, watch how fast she's flying into this combination(jump)...". Yeah, just like Uncle Dickie (Buttons) describing Elena Sokolova as a "cupcake", I wonder if this will be a nickname-in-the-making!

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