Author: Elvin Walker ©IFS

KAREN CHEN STEALS THE SHOW

Before the U.S. Championships began, few could have predicted the outcome of the ladies event. It was a night of great comebacks, redemption, disappointment, and of the birth of a new champion, perhaps signifying a changing of the guard in American ladies figure skating. Karen Chen, 17, captured her first national title in front of a packed Kansas City crowd, winning with the second highest total U.S. Championships history. She landed six triple jumps, including a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination on the way to her overall total of 214.22 points. “I’m just in complete shock,” Chen said after...

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IFS MARCH/APRIL 2017

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