We recently had breakfast with a great Canadian sporting family, Lewis and Karen Chan, parents of Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan. As we sat and talked, we had a great discussion with a very knowledgeable, friendly and supportive Olympic family. All In The Family It shouldn't be a surprise that Patrick has had the kind of success that he's experienced when you talk to his parents and learn about their sporting lineage. His father Lewis, who grew up in Montreal, played table tennis competitively at a high level, winning the Junior Championship in Quebec and representing that...Read more
Monthly Archives: February 2010
Final Leg of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games! and we got a Gold from Scott and Tessa! I would like to point out that when I first watched Scott and Tessa perform their free dance at Thornhill back in August 2009, I did mention that the routine was potentially the gold-medal winning performance! Prior to leaving Vancouver on Saturday I was able to have lunch with the Chan's and catch up a little. Patrick's mom Karen and I have a mutual love for crabs, especially fried crabs cooked in garlic. The both of us can sit for...Read more
Patrick made the National Post's Worthy 30 of Toronto:Read more
Patrick Chan Age 19. Sign Capricorn. Gig Olympic figure skater. Drink of choice Ginger ale. Celebrity twin Keanu Reeves. Dream date Taylor Swift. Guilty pleasure “Video games.” Fun fact “I can be a goof ball.” Words to live by “Be a good person.” Why Shinan picked me “I am a fresh face in figure skating.”Read More...
Lewis Chan has sat in the stands watching his son's figure-skating practices for 13 years, but this morning's practice might just be the most memorable. Patrick, 19, will take to the ice to warm up for the men's figure-skating short program in which he will be representing Canada this afternoon. Read More...Read more
For his first Olympic debut he comes fifth? I'm definitely happy! He can proudly boast that he is fifth in the WORLD! I was definitely nervous walking into the rink yesterday. A lot more subdued than when I first went in during the short. Arriving an hour early, there was a lot of time to build up anticipation and nerves. I was more focused on watching skating, (and neglected twitter). It was cool though, I sat next to the girls from General Mills, one of which created the Cheerios cereal box with Patty's face. Pretty cool...Read more