Viv and the Site

Why I Started This Site

As I said in my About Me page, I’m a relatively new fan of Patrick Chan, having been fortunate enough to find out about him right at the beginning of his comeback season last year. Patrick’s talent blew me away, and I just had to find other people who liked him as I did. So I joined the Golden Skate Forums Patrick Chan Fan Fest, where we had numerous absorbing discussions about Patrick’s skating and how he could overcome his rocky progress thus far.

At the beginning of this year I had the crazy idea that we fans (who seemed few and far between here in North America) ought to do something to encourage him, so I went on Twitter with my main purpose being to encourage him. I had no idea if he would read my tweets, but I figured what the heck, I would try anyway. Then he won Canadian Nationals and Four Continents, and we all got this nice message back from him.

Now that I’ve been on Twitter for a few months, I’ve discovered a treasure trove of news, photos, videos, and information I hadn’t seen before. I wanted to collect them all and put them somewhere, but I didn’t want to overwhelm my fellow forum fans. Also, during the course of getting to know more about Patrick, my brain developed a few thoughts and opinions that I would prefer to share on my own blog. Finally, when I searched the internet I did not find an up-to-date fan site or blog dedicated to Patrick in existence, at least not in English.

So this is it – I hope this site encourages all who come visit. If nothing else, this will be a fun learning experience for me as I continue to make updates and improvements to the site. I hope you enjoy it!

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