The 2016 U.S. Championships were held in St. Paul, Minnesota in mid-January. Backstage and on-ice images from the competition.

2016 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior medal quad: Max Aaron, Adam Rippon, Nathan Chen, Grant Hochstein

2016 U.S. Championships Top three ladies: Polina Edmunds, Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner

2016 U.S. Championships Kristi Yamaguchi and Scott Hamilton enjoyed a good old-fashioned shake during a break in the action.

2016 U.S. ChampionshipsJohnny Weir and Tara Lipinsko took a spin around the ice on the Zamboni.

2016 U.S. Championships Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani attended one of the many off-ice social events at nationals.

2016 U.S. Championships Gracie Gold

2016 U.S. Championships Pairs medalists Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea

2016 U.S. Championships Polina Edmunds with Anthony Ponomarenko

2016 U.S. Championships Zachary Donohue with Ashley Wagner and Madison Hubbell

2016 U.S. Championships Evan Lysacek and Sasha Cohen backstage

2016 U.S. ChampionshipsDecorated former U.S. ice dance champions Ben Agosto and Tanith Belbin 

2016 U.S. Championships Adam Rippon helped Nathan Chen during the photo op at the medal ceremony

2016 U.S. Championships Grant Hochstein with his girlfriend (soon-to-be- fiancee) Carolina Zhang

2016 U.S. Championships Michelle Kwan with a quad of newly-minted ladies medalists

2016 U.S. ChampionshipsJunior ladies podium: Vivian Le, Emily Chan, Megan Wessenberg, Rebecca Peng

2016 U.S. ChampionshipsJunior ice dance podium: Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons, Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter, Eliana Pogrebinsky/Alex Benoit, Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko

2016 U.S. ChampionshipsJunior men’s medalists: Paolo Borromeo, Took Hiwatashi, Alexei Krasnozhon, Kevin Shum

Gracie Gold celebrates winning the national title.