Where in the world is Kevin right now?


Studying and training at MIT!


Dec 1, 2016: Kevin won the 2017 Eastern Sectional Championships, and will be making his senior debut at the 2017 US Championships in Kansas City

Jan 18, 2016: Kevin earned his second consecutive Junior Men's silver medal at the 2016 U.S. Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is first alternate for the 2016 World Junior Championships. 

Jan 10, 2016: Squarespace launched a new ad campaign, titled "You Should," featuring user Kevin Shum and his site, kevinshum.com. Watch it here

Jan 6, 2016: Kevin will be assisting the MIT IAP PE Figure Skating Class as a TA. 

Dec 1, 2015: Kevin will be performing at MIT Figure Skating Club's annual 2015 Winter Exhibition which will take place on Saturday, December 5th from 2-3pm, with a free skating and lessons afterwards.

Nov 21, 2015: Kevin was featured on the Mike Kara Radio Program - "What's Up America".

Nov 19, 2015: Kevin won the 2016 Eastern Sectional Championships in Simsbury, Connecticut, and has qualified for the 2016 U.S. Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota in January.

Sept 15, 2015: Kevin will be performing in An Evening with Champions on Sept 18-19. Learn more about its efforts to raise money for the Jimmy Fund in support of adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, here.

Sept 8, 2015: Kevin started his first day of classes at MIT. He will also be blogging for MIT Admissions as a Student Blogger. Take a look here.

Sept 1, 2015: Kevin has received a bye to the 2015 U.S. Eastern Sectional Championships.

Aug 1, 2015: Kevin has been assigned to compete at JGP Slovakia in Bratislava from Aug 19-23. 

July 11, 2015: Kevin will be debuting his new free program to Rachmaninoff's Trio élégiaque No. 1 choreographed by Justin Dillon at the 2015 Los Angeles Open Championships in Burbank, CA. 

July 2, 2015: Kevin has been named to US Figure Skating's Team C envelope.

July 1, 2015: Kevin will represent the Skating Club of Boston as he transitions into his new life as a MIT student.

Jun 9, 2015: Kevin has been invited to serve on the 2015-16 US Figure Skating's Singles Committee as a current Team USA member. 

Jun 8, 2015: Kevin was awarded the Helen M. McLoraine Figure Skating scholarship, which is offered to figure skaters pursuing a college education. 

May 27, 2015: Kevin was named Valedictorian of Piedmont High School's Class of 2015.

May 15, 2015: Kevin chose MIT out of the 9 schools to which he was accepted, including Boston College, University of Denver, University of Southern California, UC Berkeley (as a Regents' and Chancellor's scholar), UCLA, Duke, Dartmouth, and Columbia University.


May 12, 2015: Kevin was recognized by US Figure Skating as a 2015 Graduating Seniors Program Award Recipient with Platinum level distinction for his achievements in both skating and academics. 

Mar 16, 2015: In recognition of Piedmont High School student Kevin Shum’s Silver Medal at the 2015 U.S. National Junior Men’s Skating Championship and his placement on the 2015 U.S. World Junior Skating Championship team, the Mayor presented Kevin Shum with a proclamation declaring March 16, 2015, as Kevin Shum Day in Piedmont. 

Feb 1, 2015: Kevin will perform at the Oakland Ice Center on Feb 14 at 7pm for "V-Day," a Bay Area Rising event to raise money and awareness for the prevention of violence against women and girls. Purchase tickets here.

Jan 25, 2015: Kevin has been named to Team USA's 2015 World Junior Team, and will compete in Tallinn, Estonia from March 4-8.

Jan 23, 2015: Kevin is the 2015 U.S. Junior Men's Silver Medalist. 

Nov 22, 2014: Kevin won his first Sectional Championships at the 2015 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships in Spokane, Washington. 

Oct 1, 2014: Kevin received a bye to the 2015 U.S. Pacific Coast Sectional Championships, which will take place in Spokane, Washington in mid-November.

Sep 14, 2014: Kevin placed 7th overall with season's best scores at his first JGP in Aichi, Japan, after a 4th-place short program.

Aug 12, 2014: Kevin has been assigned to compete at the 2014 JGP Nagoya TV Cup in Aichi, Japan.

Jun 27, 2014: Kevin has been named onto Team USA for the 2014-15 season. 

May 30, 2014: Kevin received the Men's Athlete Alumni Ambassador (3A) award and a $500 scholarship for his excellence in both skating and volunteering. Read more here.

Mar 7, 2014: Kevin placed 5th overall at the 2014 Challenge Cup, after placing 3rd in the short program and 6th in the free skate. This concludes his 2013-14 season.

Mar 1, 2014: Kevin will be representing Team USA and will be making his international debut at the 2014 Challenge Cup in The Hague, Netherlands.

Jan 9, 2014: Kevin placed 6th in Junior Men at the 2014 U.S. National Championships in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Nov 23, 2013: Kevin placed 3rd at the Pacific Coast Sectional Championships to qualify for the 2014 U.S. National Championships in January.

Sep 12, 2013: Kevin received a bye to the 2014 U.S. Pacific Coast Sectional Championships, which will mark his first appearance at a qualifying competition since his year-long recovery from an ankle injury.

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Nov 21, 2015: Mike Kara "What's Up America" Radio Show

July 2, 2015: US Figure Skating - "U.S. Figure Skating Announces 2015-16 Team Envelopes"

May 27, 2015: The Piedmont Highlander - "Seniors honored at annual awards night"

Mar 18, 2015: The Piedmont Highlander - "Kevin Shum places 20th at Junior World Championships"

Mar 1, 2015: Oakland Tribune - "World Junior Championships pick 'icing on the cake' for teenage skater"

Mar 1, 2015: Contra Costa Times - "Piedmont skater competing in world junior championship"

Feb 2015: Diablo Magazine - "Star Student: Aiming for the Olympics"

Feb 11, 2015: Piedmont Patch - "Skater from Piedmont High School Snagged Silver Medal at the 2015 National US Figure Skating Championships"

Jan 28, 2015: San Jose Mercury News - "Piedmont/Montclair Around the Horn: Piedmont's Kevin Shum shines in figure skating"

Jan 28, 2015: Contra Costa Times  "Piedmont/Montclair Around the Horn: Piedmont's Kevin Shum shines in figure skating"

Jan 25, 2015: US Figure Skating "2015 World, Four Continents, World Junior Teams Announced"

Jan 25, 2015: WRAL "Spectators mesmerized by movement at US Figure Skating Championships" [TV]

Jan 21, 2015: icenetwork.com – "...Shum overcomes contact with boards to place second..."



Oct 14, 2014: The Piedmont Highlander "Shum skates his way to U.S. National team"

Sept 12, 2014: icenetwork.com  "...JGP debutantes Tennell, Shum both within striking distance of podium

Sept 9, 2014: icenetwork.com "Seven athletes to represent U.S. at JGP Japan"; Updated ISU and icenetwork.com bios

Jun 27, 2014: usfsa.org "U.S. Figure Skating announces 2014-15 Team Envelope"

May 30, 2014: usfsa.org "2014 Athlete Alumni Ambassador (3A) Award Winners Announced

March 6, 2014: TeamUSA.org "Team USA Weekend Preview: March 6, 2014"

March 5, 2014: usfsa.org "Nine U.S. athletes to compete at 2014 Challenge Cup

Jan 31, 2014: The Piedmont Highlander "Shum places sixth in Figure Skating Championships"

Jan 22, 2014: Piedmont Post "Piedmont skater bounces back from injury"




Dec 19, 2013: The Piedmont Highlander  "Outstanding athletes shine to the next level"

Nov 19, 2013: The Piedmont Highlander  "Back on the ice, Shum trains for ice skating nationals"

Jan 27, 2012: Golden Skate 

Jan 24, 2012: SFGate

Jan 23, 2012: Sina

Jan 19, 2012: Piedmont Patch

Jan 22, 2012: San Jose Mercury News 

Jan 22, 2012: icenetwork.com  

Jan 21, 2012: Inside Bay Area  

Jan 2011: US Figure Skating  "Bay area clubs unite to promote worthy causes"

Dec 16, 2009: icenetwork.com  "2010 U.S. Junior Championships gets underway"

Dec 11, 2009: icenetwork.com  "Notes from day one in Lake Placid"

July 23, 2008: icenetwork.com  "2008-2009 Developmental Team announced"

Dec 5, 2007: Piedmont Post  "Piedmont 5th grader wins Jr. National Ice Skating title"

Dec 1, 2007: icenetwork.com

Nov 29, 2007: icenetwork.com  "Thursday notebook: U.S. Juniors

Oct 25, 2006: Piedmont Post  "Ice skater Shum a kid on the move"

Nov 2006: The Piedmonter  "Piedmont 9-year-old heats up the ice rink"

Sept 26, 2006: Piedmont Post  "Shum returns home a champion