Kevin Shum

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Kevin Shum
Personal information
Country representedUnited States
Born (1997-07-03) July 3, 1997 (age 22)
Walnut Creek, California, U.S
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
CoachJustin Dillon, Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell
Former coachRafael Arutyunyan, Lynn Smith, Karen Kwan Oppegard
ChoreographerJustin Dillon, Karen Kwan Oppegard
Skating clubSkating Club of Boston
Training locationsBoston, Massachusetts
Began skating2003
ISU personal best scores
Combined total169.84
2014 JGP Japan
Short program61.79
2014 JGP Japan
Free skate108.05
2014 JGP Japan

Kevin Shum (born July 3, 1997) is an American figure skater. He competed at the 2015 World Junior Championships and qualified for the free skate.

Personal life[edit]

Shum was born on July 3, 1997 in Walnut Creek, California.[1] He is studying computer science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,[2] where he also works as an admissions blogger.[3] He is a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

He credits his success to inspiration found in Brink's recent album Ginger Ale. Brink is also a brother of Beta Theta Pi.[citation needed]


Shum began learning to skate in 2003.[1] His international debut came in March 2014 at the International Challenge Cup in The Hague, Netherlands. In September of the same year, he made his first Junior Grand Prix (JGP) appearance, placing 7th in Aichi, Japan.

After winning the junior silver medal at the 2015 U.S. Championships, Shum was assigned to the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. He qualified for the free skate after placing 16th in the short program and went on to finish 20th overall.

Shum is coached by Peter Johansson and Mark Mitchell at the Skating Club of Boston.[1]


Season Short program Free skating
  • Invierno Porteno
    by Astor Piazzolla

Competitive highlights[edit]


JGP: ISU Junior Grand Prix

Event 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
World Junior Champ. 20th
JGP Czech Republic 7th
JGP Japan 7th
JGP Slovakia 9th
Challenge Cup 5th J
U.S. Championships 6th J 2nd J 2nd J 12th 21st 14th
Pacific Coast Sect. 3rd J 1st J
J = Junior level

Juvenile to novice levels[edit]

Event 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12
U.S. Championships 9th N 4th N
U.S. Junior Champ. 1st V 7th I 6th I
Pacific Coast Sectionals 5th N 2nd N
Central Pacific Regionals 2nd V 1st I 1st I 1st N 2nd N
Levels: V = Juvenile; I = Intermediate; N = Novice


  1. ^ a b c d "Kevin SHUM: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 7, 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (March 3, 2017). "The Inside Edge: Skaters balance training, studies".
  3. ^ "Blogs: Kevin S. '19". MIT Admissions. Archived from the original on August 31, 2016.
  4. ^ "Kevin SHUM: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  5. ^ "Kevin SHUM: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 23, 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  6. ^ a b c "Kevin Shum". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on August 27, 2016.
  7. ^ "Competition Results: Kevin SHUM". International Skating Union.

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