What exciting news came out yesterday about Patrick’s long program and his Grand Prix assignments for next season! I thought this would be just another quiet news week until everything hit at once! From now on I will keep an eye out for Patrick-related news to come out on Thursdays, LOL. Here’s the roundup for this week:
New Long Program Music
Patrick unveiled a bit of his new free program to PJ Kwong and the press, right at month’s end. Choreographed by David Wilson (who said the program virtually choreographed itself), Patrick will skate to “A Journey,” composed by his friend and fellow Canadian skating champion, Eric Radford.
When Patrick announced to the world that he would be moving to Vancouver in July, I was not very surprised because one of his sponsors (ASPAC) is located there, and he frequently visits the city. Now that July is almost upon us, I was curious about the cost of living differences between Detroit and Vancouver. My guess is that it will cost Patrick significantly more money to live in Vancouver than in Detroit. Am I right?
Since I heard that Patrick hasn’t decided yet what music he will skate to next season, I polled several fans for their ideas and suggestions. A big “thank you” to those of you who responded to my request via Twitter and on Golden Skate Forums. The most important thing that I want for Patrick is for him to skate to music that highlights his strengths and bring out the best in him.
From the fans I received very general to very specific suggestions, which I will try to organize below (in no particular order), with my comments.
Here I thought this would be a quiet week of Patrick Chan news. However, it turns out quite a few people shared their Patrick sightings on social media! In case you didn’t catch them, here’s a summary of Pchiddy happenings:
Eric Radford shares a “Chiddyism”
Quote of the day from @Pchiddy.
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Fans also trekked to the LCBO to meet with Patrick. One of them was Krunchii, who allowed me to use the photo at the top of this post. She said Patrick was “really sweet and smiled a lot.” She asked him a few questions about his skating, to which he graciously replied. Some details:
Patrick came on Twitter this evening to chat about his icewine, thereby making his fans on that social media network (like me) happy. Hosted by The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce’s #NiagaraWineTalk Chat host Dayton Davis, Patrick answered ten questions about his wine and what he liked about the Niagara region. The chat went over its allotted hour, but Patrick graciously stayed for the entire Q&A. Following are his responses and my comments.