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2010 January Archive | Patrick Chan

Monthly Archives: January 2010

Chan To Stick With Program At Games
TORONTO - Canada's Patrick Chan has decided to shelve the quad jump for the Vancouver Olympics. The 19-year-old from Toronto had been cultivating the four-rotational jump over the past couple of months, but has never done one in competition and said attempting it at the Games would be too risky. "My decision is pretty certain now that I don't want to make any changes and risk putting the quad on the most important competition of probably my life," Chan said on a conference call Thursday from Colorado Springs, Colo. "We kind of went the way of sticking...
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DiManno: 'Humbled' skater Chan aims for
LONDON, ONT. - At around the four-minute mark of his program, about the point where Patrick Chan usually feels like "puking," he unleashed instead a furious and bedazzling piece of end-to-end footwork. "Oooh, that's the best part," the 19-year-old enthused later, after the gold medal and title defended and the Olympic team jacket and the victory lap. "I almost tripped at the end, if you look closely. That's how exciting it was. It almost knocked me off my blades." Read Full Story...
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Don Laws takes on Full-Time Coach Role
Patrick Chan’s coach, Don Laws, informed Skate Canada this week that he will not be attending the 2010 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships or the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Laws plans to take on a full-time role at a new skating facility in West Palm Beach called Palm Beach Ice Works....
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