Patrick Chan News, January 1-10, 2018

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Last updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

 

A hodgepodge of humorous January updates leading to Canadian Nationals – yes Patrick is going, and so am I!

 

January 10: Pre-Nationals Buzz and My Banner for Nationals

Patrick credits his move to Vancouver for new inspiration (article)

I feel confident I’ll be good to go.

“I felt like my environment was taking a toll on kind of my mental well-being, and I wanted to be in a place that I thought was once again inspiring,” Chan said. “One of the biggest things that pulled me towards the west was first of all just being back in Canada and not feeling like such a stranger as I go about my life everyday. And also there’s a lot of things in B.C. that really attracted me. You guys all know I’ve always been a very outdoorsy person, and very much connected to the outdoors and there’s no better place than British Columbia.”

“I can always see the light at the end of the tunnel lately. I was missing that in Michigan.”

My Banner to Cheer on Patrick at Nationals

I created this banner to bring with me to Vancouver – it turned out pretty well and I hope Patrick likes it!

Got my banner to cheer on @pchan31 at #ctnsc18! #patrickchan

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Patrick Chan News, December 2017

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Last updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

December has come quickly, and as Nationals and the Olympics approaches I wish Patrick good health and inner peace!

 

December 31: Happy 27th Birthday, Patrick!

Happy birthday to Patrick and a Happy New Year to all of his worldwide fans! Below is the graphic I created for his birthday / new year, but check out the many more well wishes from fans below!

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Patrick Chan News, November 2017

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Last updated: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Patrick has withdrawn from the NHK Trophy and will not be attending the Grand Prix Final this year (a big loss to his Japanese fans). But that does not mean his fans (both professional and casual) are not actively talking about him or preparing to see him the next time he competes. From interviews to music videos to buying tickets, they are committed to supporting him!

 

November 30: Patrick to be in Quebec / A Break from Marina?

On this last day of the month (and therefore the last update to this month-long post) came little tidbits of updates about Patrick for us, the news-starved fans! Hat tip to the eagle-eyed fans who brought some of these to my attention!

He must decide everything for himself… his skating is unique, unforgettable, no one can compare with him.

Skate Canada Challenge, November 29-December 3, 2017

This was the only announcement that Patrick would be in Quebec this weekend that I could find. Skate Canada’s event webpage does not mention the athlete ambassadors.

Patrick Will Be at Nationals and the Olympics

According to PJ Kwong, Patrick intends to compete at both events:

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Patrick Chan 2017 Skate Canada International Free Skate and EX Gala

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Last updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Patrick’s free program was a struggle, but he bravely and beautifully fought his tiredness to the end. Even though fans were shocked that he did not make the podium, he received a bundle of support and stuffed animals, too! The next day, I am proud that he skated a fun and happy EX program, “Oh, What a Night!”

 

November 3: NHK Trophy Withdrawal

Nope! Patrick will not be going to Japan after all!

 

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Gif of Patrick Chan's quadruple toe jump at Skate Canada 2017 short program competition

Patrick Chan 2017 Skate Canada International Short Program!

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Last updated: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

And so SCI 2017 has begun! Patrick missed his flight and lost his luggage, but he spoke about looking forward to life after competitive skating and said to his fans, “thank you for liking me for who I am, not just for my skating.” But after a “crazy and not comfortable week”, he did well in the short program, scoring 94.43 and taking second!

 

October 27: Short Program Competition Day!
Video Links

Short Program with no commentary:

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Patrick Chan well wishes for Skate Canada 2017

Countdown to Skate Canada International!

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Last updated: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Just days until we see Patrick on the ice again! I can’t wait! My prediction based on last year: He will wear one new costume and one old one. We shall see. Let’s start the countdown, shall we?

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The men’s warmup order:

 

October 25: One Day Until Skate Canada!

The rink is ready!

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