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Patrick Chan News Roundup, August 1, 2016

Patrick is in Japan to perform at The Ice 2016’s 10th anniversary programs in Osaka, Nagoya, and Kitakyushu. Not only is he having fun with his friends, but he’s also drawing a lot of praise from audiences there as well!

As usual, the cast took a photo of their road trip:

Talented artist @mkr_en took time during and after the show to sketch Patrick’s various costumes by pen:

This was the final result. So cute! It seems that Patrick wore black and white outfits twice during the show.

Besides his regular Mack the Knife program, Patrick skated to a new piece of music at The Ice 2016: “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5. Wearing a white t-shirt and black pants, he glided and floated across the ice, exposing a bit of his abs now and then. The program was just lovely, and his two jumps were so nice. I wonder who choreographed this one? In the video below, Patrick talks about what he thinks is important in figure skating, and then goes on to demonstrate it with this fabulous performance.

It was also nice to hear him say that he felt like he was on track and looking forward to the next season. Patrick posted this photo of himself at the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium, and I love his genuinely happy smile.

Castmate Adam Rippon tweeted that it was a handsome picture (which Patrick retweeted).

Patrick Chan retweets Adam Rippon's compliment. July 30, 2016

Seriously Patrick, all your fans (including me) already think you are handsome, so you’re preaching to the choir here. In fact, your good looks are making fan moms worry about the direction of the sport! <img src=” class=”emoji” draggable=”false”>

@Havemona Tweet about Patrick Chan at The Ice 2016. 7-30-16

My only concern here is that I would hate for people to get the impression that Patrick is a conceited person (who retweets compliments of himself on social media), when fans who have met him describe quite the opposite. Here’s what one fan who went to a 2015 Stars on Ice show said:

…there was a table in the dining area with about 6 young people that were clearly disabled in some way. Patrick kept looking over there and without anyone asking him he went over to the table, shook everyone’s hands, took pictures, etc. They were thrilled.

We then went into the rink to watch warm-ups and there was a local synchronized team sitting in chairs lining one end of the rink. After Patrick went through his routine he went over, went down the line and shook hands with each one of those young skaters. I thought it was a class act and I bet those skaters (from ages very young to teenage) will never forget that.

I came away thinking Patrick was the ultimate professional, compassionate, and worthy of his titles not just because of skating.
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But it’s great that Patrick is more active on social media now! Before, he would post once or twice a month at most (not including retweets), but now we’re seeing posts at least once a week! In the future I would love to see him post a good mix of pictures that include the places, things, and people that are important to him, so we can get a more three-dimensional view of him as a person and get to know who he is. For example, he could post photos of himself hanging out with his friends, family, coach, cast, etc. [*UPDATE: Oh wait – see first photo above – he just did! Pchiddy must be a mind reader! <img src=” class=”emoji” draggable=”false”>] Mirai Nagasu’s photo below is a good example:

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A photo posted by Mirai Nagasu (@mirainagasu) on

The more the merrier, especially when it comes to matcha!

But back to Patrick, who was enjoying the ancient city of Kyoto for the first time:

Can someone paint a picture of this? Now I wish Twitter had a fun photo effects tool!

Accolades for Patrick’s Performances

Patrick received a torrent of accolades from audience members on social media for his performances, including the following (pardon the machine translations):

“Patrick Chan player! Chan players skating was much much amazing than watching on TV! Why!? What in are such amazing?! What with a jet to skate shoes? Quickly are gone from the end of the rink until the end! The greatness of different dimension was there a valuable experience is watching live.”

“And Patrick’s new exhibition-not much ever I think skaters are made live, fresh and sexy and never notice…”

See more photos of Patrick in Osaka here and here. Here’s a photo of a flyer signed by the cast, and video clips of the cast behind the scenes. His upcoming performances are on August 5, 6, and 7 in Nagoya, and I’ll be sure to do another news roundup around that time. Good luck, Patrick!

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2 thoughts on “Patrick Chan News Roundup, August 1, 2016

  1. I’ve just discovered your excellent Patrick Chan fan website via the latest news roundup focusing on The Ice 2016 tour of Osaka, Nagoya, and Kitakyushu. Great work — I plan to visit the site again soon!

    One comment on the charming photograph of Patrick (the one with his head cocked) posted on his Twitter account and included in your August 1, 2016 News Roundup: I think there’s some gentle teasing going on between Patrick and Adam Rippon. I believe that Adam took the photo (he’s been carrying around a DSLR camera as can be seen in other photos of the skaters). By replying “WHAT A HANDSOME PICTURE” to Patrick’s post, Adam was slyly complimenting the subject of the photo as well as as his own handiwork in taking it! Patrick returns the favor by posting the original photograph and retweeting Adam’s reply.

    It certainly looks like the group is enjoying itself both on and off the ice. I’m particularly pleased that the The Ice 2016 performance schedule allows time for the foreign skaters to see some of the beautiful countryside of Japan (especially in Kyoto) and to learn something about the culture.

    Thanks again for your efforts producing this site!

    John Hines
    Framingham, MA USA

    1. Hi John, welcome and thanks for reading my article! Your comment on the “handsome” photo is certainly very plausible, and it’s another reason why I often wonder who takes these photos that Patrick posts online. I would love for him to start crediting the photographer if he can.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the site. Are there any subjects you would like to see me cover in the future? Please let me know!

      Warmly,
      Viv

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