The 2016 U.S. Championships were held in St. Paul, Minnesota in mid-January. Backstage and on-ice images from the competition.
Senior medal quad: Max Aaron, Adam Rippon, Nathan Chen, Grant Hochstein
Top three ladies: Polina Edmunds, Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner
Kristi Yamaguchi and Scott Hamilton enjoyed a good old-fashioned shake during a break in the action.
Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinsko took a spin around the ice on the Zamboni.
Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani attended one of the many off-ice social events at nationals.
Pairs medalists Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea
Polina Edmunds with Anthony Ponomarenko
Zachary Donohue with Ashley Wagner and Madison Hubbell
Evan Lysacek and Sasha Cohen backstage
Decorated former U.S. ice dance champions Ben Agosto and Tanith Belbin
Adam Rippon helped Nathan Chen during the photo op at the medal ceremony
Grant Hochstein with his girlfriend (soon-to-be- fiancee) Carolina Zhang
Michelle Kwan with a quad of newly-minted ladies medalists
Junior ladies podium: Vivian Le, Emily Chan, Megan Wessenberg, Rebecca Peng
Junior ice dance podium: Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons, Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter, Eliana Pogrebinsky/Alex Benoit, Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko
Junior men’s medalists: Paolo Borromeo, Took Hiwatashi, Alexei Krasnozhon, Kevin Shum
Gracie Gold celebrates winning the national title.