x.length) { slideIndex = 1; } x[slideIndex - 1].style.display = "block"; setTimeout(carousel, 2500); }, IOC official shrugs off allegations of judging scandal in figure skating, Canada second after first day of team figure skating event in Sochi, Spotlight on Sochi: the opening ceremony and who to watch when, Canada’s Patrick Chan on the cusp of Olympic history, Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. Chan was fifth four years ago at the Olympics in Vancouver. Join the Canadian Olympic Club, presented by Bell, an all-access community uniting and rewarding Team Canada fans – it’s free. We hope to have this fixed soon. "I got out early, got to get a sense of the rink and skating in front of the Russian audience. What follows is a mass celebration – or consolation. He originally wanted to learn to skate in order to play hockey, but soon became interested in figure skating. It's very different from Vancouver and any Grand Prix circuit competition that I compete in during the season. And we've come together so well and we were really happy together.". It helps also to come and watch and support my teammates as well and see, feel the energy in the rink. Because we don't get to experience that very much in the season. At Sochi 2014, Chan won Canada’s fifth Olympic silver in the men’s event and helped Canada win silver in the inaugural team event. "Not the fact that it was a surprise but because this is the first ever team competition in the Olympic Games. "I felt bad almost, handing off the gauntlet to Kevin after the short program and kind of giving him that huge of a responsibility," Chan said. Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display skip to content Click here to subscribe. But after watching teammate Kevin Reynolds, pairs competitors Kaetlyn Osmond and ice dancers Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue wrap up the inaugural Olympic team figure skating competition, the three-time world champion from Toronto was feeling the glow of a Canadian silver medal. A three-time world champion, he won Olympic gold in the team event at PyeongChang 2018 to go with his two silver medals from Sochi 2014. A somber Silver medalist Patrick Chan of Toronto, Ontario, (left) and gold medalist Japan s Yuzuru Hanyu on the podium after the Sochi 2014 Winter … Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. But the positive is much more abundant in this case, I feel. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Patrick Chan is the most decorated male figure skater in Canadian history. This article was published more than 6 years ago. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to, To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. In January 2018, he won his 10 th national title to break the all-time record held by Montgomery Wilson since 1939. Chan said while he has watched the 23-year-old Reynolds compete for years, he felt nervous this time. This was a great chance to bring the team spirit and really support my teammates.". Patrick Chan is a figure skater who has competed for Canada. Canada's Patrick Chan competes in the men's portion of the figure skating team event at the Sochi Winter Olympics Thursday, February 6, 2014 in Sochi. The Canadians showed off their spirit with a team huddle after Moir and Virtue came off the ice. The Russians and Americans were kicking up their heels nearby with President Putin on hand to congratulate the host country's first gold. Getting into the Sport: Started skating at age 5 because he wanted to play hockey… The first eight years of his skating career were under the tutelage of Osborne Colson, who was 75 years older than Chan and had been Canadian Champion in 1936 and 1937; Colson died in the summer of 2006 at age 90…  Outside Interests: Graduated from École Secondaire Étienne-Brulé in 2009… Was accepted to the University of Toronto but deferred entry… Enjoys surfing, tennis, golf, skiing and cars… RBC Olympian…, Olympic Winter Games: 2018 – 9th (singles), GOLD (team); 2014 - SILVER (singles), SILVER (team); 2010 – 5th (singles), ISU World Championships: 2017 – 5th; 2016 – 5th; 2013 – GOLD; 2012 – GOLD; 2011 – GOLD; 2010 – SILVER; 2009 – SILVER; 2008 – 9th, ISU Four Continents Championships: 2017 – 4th; 2016 – GOLD; 2012 – GOLD; 2009 – GOLD, ISU Grand Prix Final: 2016 – 5th; 2015 – 4th; 2013 – SILVER; 2012 – BRONZE; 2011 – GOLD; 2010 – GOLD; 2008 – 5th. After that, he took a one-year hiatus from competition before returning in 2015-16. Chan had one of his best seasons in 2010-11 when he set world record scores to claim his first world title. Patrick Chan started skating in 1996. We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. facebook Share; twitter Share; When three-time world figure skating champion Patrick Chan takes to the ice at Sochi’s Iceberg arena it will be the culmination of a four-year game-plan in which no detail has been left to chance, and which has left the Canadian confident of securing his first Olympic gold. PyeongChang calling! He competed at the 2010, 2014, and 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The 23-year-old Chan was on hand to cheer on his teammates in the Iceberg Skating Palace at the three-day event won by Russia. When it's time for the scores to be announced, the whole team heads over to the so-called kiss-and-cry area. His efforts earned him the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canadian Athlete of the Year and the Lionel Conacher Award as Canadian Male Athlete of the Year. "Absolutely. Chan made his Olympic debut as a 19-year-old at Vancouver 2010 where he finished fifth, after having suffered a muscle tear in his calf in the fall of 2009 and changing coaches just before the national championships. His first world championship medal came at age 18. Chan finished third in the free skate won by Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu on the first day of the team competition. Chan skated the short program to kick off the team event Thursday, before giving way to Reynolds so he could prepare for the individual competition. Yeah, it all plays a huge role in the comfort of when my music starts begin, be able to be comfortable and be in the zone.". Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford and Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch, both in pairs, also competed for Canada in the team event. Gain points, rewards and get email updates from your Canadian Olympic Team. Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. © Copyright 2020 The Globe and Mail Inc. All rights reserved. He knew he had to pull everything apart and start from the ground up on the basics of skating." There's a lot of pluses and minuses when you get to go out early. Some information in it may no longer be current. Discover more from the Olympic Channel, including video highlights, replays, news and facts about Olympic athlete Patrick CHAN. In January 2018, he won his 10th national title to break the all-time record held by Montgomery Wilson since 1939. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. 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His coach, Osborne Colson, made him spend 30 minutes a day on basic stroking, edge work, cross-cutting and balance drills. "It's surreal, it's extremely surreal. While his result in the team competition may not have been what he wanted, Chan says the experience was a real plus. Russian veteran Evgeni Plushenko was second. 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Chan was fifth four years ago at the Olympics in Vancouver. Join the Canadian Olympic Club, presented by Bell, an all-access community uniting and rewarding Team Canada fans – it’s free. We hope to have this fixed soon. "I got out early, got to get a sense of the rink and skating in front of the Russian audience. What follows is a mass celebration – or consolation. He originally wanted to learn to skate in order to play hockey, but soon became interested in figure skating. It's very different from Vancouver and any Grand Prix circuit competition that I compete in during the season. And we've come together so well and we were really happy together.". It helps also to come and watch and support my teammates as well and see, feel the energy in the rink. Because we don't get to experience that very much in the season. At Sochi 2014, Chan won Canada’s fifth Olympic silver in the men’s event and helped Canada win silver in the inaugural team event. "Not the fact that it was a surprise but because this is the first ever team competition in the Olympic Games. "I felt bad almost, handing off the gauntlet to Kevin after the short program and kind of giving him that huge of a responsibility," Chan said. Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display skip to content Click here to subscribe. But after watching teammate Kevin Reynolds, pairs competitors Kaetlyn Osmond and ice dancers Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue wrap up the inaugural Olympic team figure skating competition, the three-time world champion from Toronto was feeling the glow of a Canadian silver medal. A three-time world champion, he won Olympic gold in the team event at PyeongChang 2018 to go with his two silver medals from Sochi 2014. A somber Silver medalist Patrick Chan of Toronto, Ontario, (left) and gold medalist Japan s Yuzuru Hanyu on the podium after the Sochi 2014 Winter … Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. But the positive is much more abundant in this case, I feel. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Patrick Chan is the most decorated male figure skater in Canadian history. This article was published more than 6 years ago. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to, To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. In January 2018, he won his 10 th national title to break the all-time record held by Montgomery Wilson since 1939. Chan said while he has watched the 23-year-old Reynolds compete for years, he felt nervous this time. This was a great chance to bring the team spirit and really support my teammates.". Patrick Chan is a figure skater who has competed for Canada. Canada's Patrick Chan competes in the men's portion of the figure skating team event at the Sochi Winter Olympics Thursday, February 6, 2014 in Sochi. The Canadians showed off their spirit with a team huddle after Moir and Virtue came off the ice. The Russians and Americans were kicking up their heels nearby with President Putin on hand to congratulate the host country's first gold. Getting into the Sport: Started skating at age 5 because he wanted to play hockey… The first eight years of his skating career were under the tutelage of Osborne Colson, who was 75 years older than Chan and had been Canadian Champion in 1936 and 1937; Colson died in the summer of 2006 at age 90…  Outside Interests: Graduated from École Secondaire Étienne-Brulé in 2009… Was accepted to the University of Toronto but deferred entry… Enjoys surfing, tennis, golf, skiing and cars… RBC Olympian…, Olympic Winter Games: 2018 – 9th (singles), GOLD (team); 2014 - SILVER (singles), SILVER (team); 2010 – 5th (singles), ISU World Championships: 2017 – 5th; 2016 – 5th; 2013 – GOLD; 2012 – GOLD; 2011 – GOLD; 2010 – SILVER; 2009 – SILVER; 2008 – 9th, ISU Four Continents Championships: 2017 – 4th; 2016 – GOLD; 2012 – GOLD; 2009 – GOLD, ISU Grand Prix Final: 2016 – 5th; 2015 – 4th; 2013 – SILVER; 2012 – BRONZE; 2011 – GOLD; 2010 – GOLD; 2008 – 5th. After that, he took a one-year hiatus from competition before returning in 2015-16. Chan had one of his best seasons in 2010-11 when he set world record scores to claim his first world title. Patrick Chan started skating in 1996. We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. facebook Share; twitter Share; When three-time world figure skating champion Patrick Chan takes to the ice at Sochi’s Iceberg arena it will be the culmination of a four-year game-plan in which no detail has been left to chance, and which has left the Canadian confident of securing his first Olympic gold. PyeongChang calling! He competed at the 2010, 2014, and 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The 23-year-old Chan was on hand to cheer on his teammates in the Iceberg Skating Palace at the three-day event won by Russia. When it's time for the scores to be announced, the whole team heads over to the so-called kiss-and-cry area. His efforts earned him the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canadian Athlete of the Year and the Lionel Conacher Award as Canadian Male Athlete of the Year. "Absolutely. Chan made his Olympic debut as a 19-year-old at Vancouver 2010 where he finished fifth, after having suffered a muscle tear in his calf in the fall of 2009 and changing coaches just before the national championships. His first world championship medal came at age 18. Chan finished third in the free skate won by Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu on the first day of the team competition. Chan skated the short program to kick off the team event Thursday, before giving way to Reynolds so he could prepare for the individual competition. Yeah, it all plays a huge role in the comfort of when my music starts begin, be able to be comfortable and be in the zone.". Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford and Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch, both in pairs, also competed for Canada in the team event. Gain points, rewards and get email updates from your Canadian Olympic Team. Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. © Copyright 2020 The Globe and Mail Inc. All rights reserved. He knew he had to pull everything apart and start from the ground up on the basics of skating." There's a lot of pluses and minuses when you get to go out early. Some information in it may no longer be current. Discover more from the Olympic Channel, including video highlights, replays, news and facts about Olympic athlete Patrick CHAN. In January 2018, he won his 10th national title to break the all-time record held by Montgomery Wilson since 1939. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Skater Patrick Chan reaching for a special tenth title, Podcast: Patrick Chan, Nathalie Pechalat, and ice hockey teams in Lausanne, Men's Short Program - Figure Skating | PyeongChang 2018 Replays, Canada - Golden Highlights at PyeongChang 2018, Gala Exhibition - Figure Skating | PyeongChang 2018 Replays, Team Event Men's Free Skating - Figure Skating | PyeongChang 2018 Replays, Patrick Chan (CAN) - 9th Place | Men's Free Skating, Men's Free Skating - Figure Skating | PyeongChang 2018 Replays, Team Event, Day 1 - Figure Skating | PyeongChang 2018 Replays, Patrick Chan (CAN) | Men's Figure Skating - Sochi 2014 Replays. 351 King Street East, Suite 1600, Toronto, ON Canada, M5A 0N1, Just $1.99 per week for the first 24 weeks, var select={root:".js-sub-pencil",control:".js-sub-pencil-control",open:"o-sub-pencil--open",closed:"o-sub-pencil--closed"},dom={},allowExpand=!0;function pencilInit(o){var e=arguments.length>1&&void 0!==arguments[1]&&arguments[1];select.root=o,dom.root=document.querySelector(select.root),dom.root&&(dom.control=document.querySelector(select.control),dom.control.addEventListener("click",onToggleClicked),setPanelState(e),window.addEventListener("scroll",onWindowScroll),dom.root.removeAttribute("hidden"))}function isPanelOpen(){return dom.root.classList.contains(select.open)}function setPanelState(o){dom.root.classList[o?"add":"remove"](select.open),dom.root.classList[o?

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