Monthly Archives: April 2011

Guinness World Records – Patrick Chan
Patrick Chan's record-breaking performances at the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships Highest score in figure skating – short programme (men): The highest score in a figure skating short program (men) is 93.02, and was achieved by Patrick Chan (Canada) at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow, Russia on 27 April 2011. Highest score in figure skating – long programme (men): The...
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NEWS! Chan sets Short Program record!
The Gazette, April 27, 2011 MOSCOW One broken world record and one broken nose. That pretty much sums up Canada’s efforts on Day 1 at the world figure skating championships. The highlight of the day was Patrick Chan, who is off to a flying start after setting a world record Wednesday in the men’s short program. The 20-year-old Toronto native chalked up a score of 93.02 after a flawless performance skating to Paul Desmond’s Take Five. Chan topped the previous record of 90.3 set at the 2010 European championships by Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko Read more: [caption id="attachment_144" align="alignleft" width="640" caption="Photograph...
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A clear head, a clean performance
The Canadian Press, April 27, 2011 Canada's Patrick Chan sets record in short program at world figure skating By Lori Ewing MOSCOW — A clear head, a clean performance — and perhaps a few games of Old Maid — are all that stands between Canada's Patrick Chan and his first world title. The 20-year-old from Toronto laid down a dazzling world-record performance in the short program Wednesday in his bid for the crown, building a lead so large that one of his competitors said it might take "a miracle" to beat him. Now, it's all about keeping his wits about...
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Patrick Chan’s big leap
Toronto Star, April 24, 2011 From quad-rophobia to quad-rophilia By Mary Ormsby Patrick Chan is at the apex of a dangerous jump. Everyone in the arena knows it. The figure skater will spin four times in the air in less than a second, faster than it takes for the audience to blink twice. A whisper of error — hips a centimetre too low, elbows not tucked in — means his skates will splay and his whirling, descending 148 pounds will slap meatily across the ice. No wonder few men attempt the quad. It is figure skating’s beast — its four-minute mile,...
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The Patrick Chan Doll
Artist Bob Hunter I met Patrick and his family in 2001 when I worked at a private club were he was learning to figure skate.  Patrick was around ten years old when I used to watch him with his coach Osborne Colson from the club’s Dining Room window.  You could tell then by his hard work and dedication that he was going to be a talented figure skater.   I have kept in touch with Patrick’s mom Karen over the years and she asked if I would consider doing a portrait of Patrick. I told her...
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