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Patrick Chan wins 4th Canadian Championship

Patrick Chan wins 4th Canadian Championship

Toronto Star – January 24, 2011

For one night, Chan’s dreams become reality

Rosie DiManno

VICTORIA—That was Perfect Patrick: A 10, a 6.0, a 100 per cent.

The kind of seminal performance that an athlete fantasizes about but almost never realizes in true life.

A thing of beauty is what Patrick Chan pulled out from deep within his skating soul, pouring every ounce of technical skill, every gram of artistic nuance, into a Phantom of the Opera performance unlike anything he’d ever laid down before.

In a sport that mocks the very notion of perfection, the 20-year-old from Toronto was perfect-plus, topping out with a new world-best score — indeed, he merely surpassed his own previous established watershed mark — and ran away with gold, his fourth straight men’s title at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships. Read More