Skating Fridays

As Good As Nathan Chen?

aerial challenge

Ha – I know that the title of this post is misleading, but guess what? My name was listed on the same page as World Champion, Nathan Chen! You see, Nathan competed in the Aerial Figure Skating Challenge and won his event (no surprise there).

When you look at the website that lists all of the grand champions, you’ll see his name listed second from the top. Not too far from that, you can scroll down and see my name! This will probably be the only time my name is listed on the same webpage as Nathan, let alone in the same breath.

Thank you to the organizers of the Aerial challenge. It was great to be able to participate virtually this year. This is the first time they’ve enabled skaters of all ages and levels to compete, so it was a privilege to be able to enter.

Congrats to all the participants!


  1. November 28, 2020 / 9:03 pm

    Wow, that is so fun, Eva! You are up there with a World Champion! It’s fun that Nathan competed in this challenge too. Looks like quite a range of events!

    • evabakes
      November 28, 2020 / 10:12 pm

      Yes – I am grateful that non elite skaters were able to participate! Too bad nobody entered the on-ice backflip challenge. I would have loved to have seen it!

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