Yale student, two-time Olympic athlete, five-time US national champion and three-time world champion – those are just a few phrases to describe Nathan Chen.
Every skater participating in the competition knows the name and fears the game because of what Chen has achieved since stepping on the ice at the age of 3.
Chen played hockey for about six years of his childhood, as well as gymnastics and ballet. His years of attachment and relentless training led to the moment when he stood tall with the rest of Team USA winning a brilliant bronze medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.
“I want to be there someday,” Chen said, talking about his dream as a child with figure skater Scott Hamilton. “My initial love for the sport really helped me grow in the sport.”
The Salt Lake City native had never imagined his life would turn out like this, but since he was a teenager, he’d dreamed of standing on the podium receiving gold. Will the Beijing 2022 Olympics finally prove to be his year?
Nathan Chen’s first Olympics four years ago didn’t go well, but he knew he was going to Beijing as one of the men’s figure skating favorites—not just because all the effort he did on the ice, but because of the way he also learned to relax from it.
Chen will be competing in various competitions this February at the 2022 Winter Olympics, and here’s how to see them all:
Who is Nathan Chen?
Chen, 22, started his love of the sport when he was 3 years old and wore his sister’s white skates.
In 2003, Chen qualified for the US Junior Nationals and he won the men’s silver medal at the 2009 Junior Nationals. By the age of 10, Chen became the youngest new champion in Figure Skating history. USA, won the national novice title at the 2011 USA Championships. He won the 2017 CS US International Figure Skating Championships and competed at the 2018 Olympics, where he he ranked fifth. In 2021, he became the world record holder for freestyle skateboarding and total score.
Currently on leave from Yale, Chen has qualified for the 2022 Winter Olympics after winning the US Figure Skating National Championships. He will return to the ice for Team USA in February, where he will take another shot to win gold.
How can I watch Nathan Chen skate in Beijing?
Nathan Chen will showcase his talent five different times during the 2022 Winter Olympics. Here’s when he’ll perform and how to watch:
TV / Streaming
Thursday | February 3 | 8.55 pm
Team Event – Male SP,
Rhythm Dance, Double P ‘SP
Saturday | February 5 | 8.30pm
Group events –
Women’s SP, Men’s FS
Monday | February 7 | 8:15 pm
Men’s Singles Short Program
Wednesday | February 9 | 8.30pm
🏅 Men’s singles freestyle skating
Saturday | February 19 | 11:00
* TV networks reflect live events, playback times may vary; Check out the full schedule for details.
Where is figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics?
Figure skating events will be held at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing.
What is the 2022 Olympics figure skating schedule?
Figure skating begins on February 3 and runs through February 19. The first week of the program will be entirely team events, while the second week will feature individual competition.
Nathan Chen, Mariah Bell, and other Team USA figure skaters explain everything you could ever want to know about what it takes to be the best on the ice.
One of the last events of the Winter Olympics will be the Exhibition Gala, in which fans will enjoy more personalized performances featuring some of the most famous skaters. Olympic.
Here is the full event and live stream information for each day of figure skating:
- Short program – men’s singles (team event): Thursday, February 3, 9:02 p.m. ET (Stream)
- Ice dancing – rhythmic dance (team event): Thursday, February 3, 10:41 p.m. ET (Stream)
- Doubles Figure Skating – short program (team event): Friday, February 4, 12:22 a.m. ET (Stream)
- Women’s Singles Skating – short program (team event): Saturday, February 5, 8:37 ET (Stream)
- Doubles – freestyle skating (team event): Saturday, February 5, 10:57 p.m. ET (Stream)
- Men’s singles – freestyle skating (team event): Sunday, February 6, 8:22 p.m. ET (Stream)
- Ice dancing – freestyle dancing (team event): Sunday, February 6, 9:31 p.m. ET (Stream)
- Women’s singles – freestyle skating (team event): Sunday, February 6, 10:37 p.m. ET (Stream)
- Men’s Singles Skating – short show: Monday, February 7, 8:22 p.m. ET (Stream)
- Men’s Singles – Freestyle Skating: Wednesday, Feb. 9, 8:38 p.m. ET (Stream)
- Dancing on Ice – rhythmic dancing: Saturday, February 12, 7:07 a.m. ET (Stream)
- Ice dancing – freestyle dancing: Sunday, February 13, 8:22 p.m. ET (Stream)
- Women’s Singles – short show: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 5:08 a.m. ET (Stream)
- Women’s Singles – Freestyle Skating: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 5:08 a.m. ET (Stream)
- Figure Skating – short show: Friday, February 18, 5:38 a.m. ET (Stream)
- Doubles – freestyle: Saturday, February 19, 6:08 a.m. ET (Stream)
- Exhibition Gala: Saturday, February 19, 11 p.m. ET (Stream)
Will Yuzuru Hanyu attend the 2022 Olympics?
Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu, who won a gold medal at the 2018 Olympics, returns to the Olympic competition and gives Chen strong competition. Shoma Uno of Japan, who won the silver medal in 2018, is another contender for gold at this year’s Winter Olympics.
Chen wants revenge for the loss to Hanyu and Uno on Thursday, February 3, when the figure skating competition begins in Beijing.
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