Here’s a roundup of all the Pchiddy news happening between Nationals and the Olympics!
February 4: Off to Pyeongchang!
— Patrick Chan (@Pchiddy) February 4, 2018
— Winson (@winsonian92) February 5, 2018
— Patrick Chan (@Pchiddy) February 4, 2018
Takahashi’s Thoughts on Patrick
This is from an interview with Daisuke Takahashi, on contenders for the podium in Pyongchang. I took out the part about Patrick Chan, my favorite skater. Sorry, I don't have time for the rest part. pic.twitter.com/tt3eFhTGaO
— meowmix (@mid19c) February 5, 2018
Articles About Patrick
Many big-name figure skaters headed to Winter Games for the final time https://t.co/qiWdxJJTzm
— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) February 5, 2018
Direct article link: (link)
“I’ve really learned, if anything, to embrace every single day that I get the chance to come in and train and skate and do something I’m good at,” Chan said, “and that feels great to do.”
Chan said he has plenty of opportunities for after skating, but he isn’t ready to turn his attention to them quite yet. Not with the Pyeongchang Olympics beginning next week.
“Whether I take those or don’t take those, they’re all there and they’re available and kind of waiting their turn,” he said. “I’m going about one goal at a time, the Olympics and then who knows? I can’t even tell you what I want for worlds. Nobody is discussing it. We’re all in the same boat, just focused on the games, because that is the biggest event of the season.”
February 3: Three Olympics
Make a wish, Patrick!
Harper’s Bazaar Thinks Patrick is Japanese
The 30 sexiest Olympic athletes competing at PyeongChang:https://t.co/jq5TzXf6R7
— Harper's Bazaar (@harpersbazaarus) February 3, 2018
Wow, @harpersbazaarus — Patrick Chan is Canadian. How have you not fixed this after days?! You got the beautiful part right, at least, but he deserved better than this. So do your readers.
— Samantha Wayland (@SamWayland) February 4, 2018
February 2: Last Practice Before Pyeongchang
A genuine smile with a mustache!
Interview with CTV Edmonton
CTV Edmonton interviewed both Kaetlyn and Patrick during Kaetlyn’s sendoff party! See the video here (video link)!
Some great stories filtering in ahead of Games https://t.co/bGUbKZZewm
— Pj Kwong (@skatingpj) February 3, 2018
Adam Cook: You must have had some people say to you, “what are you doing going to Edmonton?”
Patrick (laughs): Yeah, it’s different.
Adam Cook: This will be Chan’s third and final trip. He will retire after the Olympics, and he made a surprising late-season decision to change coaches, leaving his training base in Michigan to move west and work with local coach Ravi Walia.
Patrick: It’s not just a coach that tells you what to do. That doesn’t work anymore. It’s a coach that you can work with.
Ravi: It was a bit of a surprise. It was only… It was in November and there was only a couple more months before Nationals.
Adam Cook: And that’s where Chan cruised to a 10th Canadian title. A bright spot, during a tumultuous season.
Patrick: You could say at the beginning of the season was… I hit a pretty low period of even considering if I should go for a tenth title or go to the Olympics.
Adam Cook: Walia’s top priority is to reshuffle the jumps in Chan’s programs to maximize points. It’s all about landing the quads in South Korea.
Ravi: Definitely. The quads are very important, and actually, he’s doing them really well right now.
Adam Cook: The relationship is more about providing support at Chan’s finale, and he doesn’t need to look far for further inspiration.
Patrick: Kaetlyn and I… it’s never about words being spoken or specific advice. It’s sometimes just looking over and seeing that somebody else is grinding it out.
Kaetlyn: Seeing him go through it almost makes it feel like I’m not the only one doing it. So it is really motivating.
Adam Cook: Chan has already left a lasting legacy…
January 31: Charity, Photo Shoot and Videos
Airbrushed Patrick in Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine and more factoids about him from Team Canada!
Taking a Moment for Mental Health
We all have a chance to make a difference today with a simple gesture. Let's work together. For every #BellLetsTalk tweet, Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health.
— Patrick Chan (@Pchiddy) January 31, 2018
Team Canada Video and Photo
— Team Canada (@TeamCanada) January 31, 2018
— Équipe Canada (@Equipe_Canada) February 1, 2018
— Skate Canada / Patinage Canada (@SkateCanada) January 31, 2018
enRoute Magazine Pics
See the entire magazine here (magazine link)! Patrick appears on pages 51-52, where he talks about his love for Nintendo tournaments and the fact that he liked reading George Orwell’s Animal Farm in high school. Me too, Patrick!
— aomomiji (@aomomiji12) February 1, 2018
enRoute 2月号の表紙はキャンペーンアスリート5人の5種類あるそうです。大きな画像見つけられなかったけどパトリックの表紙も😃スケカナチーム大活躍⛸ pic.twitter.com/UL7iVnzwJX
— aomomiji (@aomomiji12) January 31, 2018
Patrick’s ID on the Olympic Website
No doubt having some deep thoughts…
뭐 어쨌거나 2018 올림픽 버젼 챈이 프로필 사진. 잘생겼다❤ pic.twitter.com/hC3B6JWha3
— 패트릭의 대모험 (@foxtrot813og) January 31, 2018
The Patrick Chan Wine Collection
Pick-up a bottle of our 2011 Patrick Chan Sparkling this weekend and cheer on Canadian superstar figure skater Patrick Chan @Pchiddy all February long. Join us in a toast to his success! Available exclusively at select @LCBO – #sparklingwine #vqa #drinklocal #ONwine pic.twitter.com/gjJgVnGIj8
— Flat Rock Cellars (@Winemakersboots) January 31, 2018
Some customers already have it!
— IAmCelinaStipanic (@BiteMeOttawa) February 1, 2018
January 30: Confessions, Legacies, and Favorites
Videos and articles of Patrick talking about his post-Sochi emotions, his legacy as he is set to retire, and his favorite moments and body part!
Hallelujah LP Practice
Coach Ravi just posted a video of Patrick in practice today! Who’s afraid of the jumps now? 🙂
How Sochi Silver Changed Patrick’s Life
Okay, I admit that I got a little teary-eyed after listening to this…
Patrick: If I had won a gold medal, I would have continued with my life I think down a different path, and having won a silver medal, it taught me that… I went through a phase of anger and resentment and being angry and trying to blame someone or something for not winning a gold medal. And… However, I got through that. And now I’ve… come to peace with it and understand that a silver medal is… that doesn’t matter the color of the medal. It’s the experience and what it has taught me along the way, and I’ve become, I think, a little more capable of letting go of things and… Because that’s something really hard for me personally to let go of.
So dwelling on the past ended up damaging my… my attitude after the Olympics, even after two silver medals, which is ridiculous. And I’ve now learned to see it in a whole different light. I wouldn’t change a thing, and I really mean that now, that a gold medal wouldn’t have changed a single thing in my career, in my life, or who I am. I think it did me a service actually, more than anything.
Coming back to experience an Olympic games with no fear, no frustration, no anger, no even thought of anything else but me and the ice, and what I’m trying to create out of thin air and…. That’s pretty cool, that’s pretty exciting.
To be honest, IMHO a gold medal would have changed his life drastically in another direction, because North American society is a winner-take-all society. Dilbert creator Scott Adams once said that it wasn’t until his book was #1 on the NY Times bestseller list that he received all kinds of opportunities not open to him when his book was #2. But I agree that getting the silver medals did Patrick a service.
Air Canada Model
Patrick’s Enduring Legacy
Coach Ravi seems to understand that not only is Patrick very analytical (AKA overthinker) but he’s also very hard on himself, too. Hopefully he can encourage Patrick to shut off his brain when on the ice!
— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) January 30, 2018
Patrick’s Favorite Olympic Moment and Summer Sport
#OlympicTalk with @Investors_Group #StarsOnIce presented by @LindtCanada! What was your favourite Olympic moment? Featuring @elvisstojko, @kaetlyn_23, @J_Butt, @gabby_daleman, @mhjd_85 & @Rad85E and @Pchiddy! pic.twitter.com/KDuLPSir4K
— Stars on Ice (@starsonice) January 30, 2018
Patrick: My favorite Olympic moment was stepping out in the opening ceremony in Vancouver and in Sochi. Especially Vancouver, being Canadian, and being my first Olympics at 19. I don’t think it gets any better than that.
#OlympicTalk with @Investors_Group #StarsOnIce presented by @LindtCanada! If you could compete in the Summer Olympics, which sport would you choose? Featuring @elvisstojko, @kaetlyn_23, @J_Butt, @gabby_daleman, @mhjd_85 & @Rad85E and @Pchiddy! pic.twitter.com/RGgS3FDr2U
— Stars on Ice (@starsonice) January 30, 2018
Patrick: If I was a summer Olympian, and maybe a little taller, I would have been in the 100-meter dash I think, and also the 400-meter relay because it’s the most watched… I think, sport in the summer Olympics – the most exciting, it’s the most explosive and dynamic. So, kind of up my alley when it comes to extreme sports.
No volleyball or swimming, Patrick?
Which Part of Pchiddy Does He Like the Best?
Eyelashes and expletives: Olympians share their own favourite body parts
— Chieepiddy (@chieepiddy) January 30, 2018
Patrick: This… CPU of your entire body.
“it´s CPU (？)of your tired body(？)”？？？
Eyelashes and expletives: Olympians share their own favourite body parts pic.twitter.com/evpp9CVvrv
— Chieepiddy (@chieepiddy) January 30, 2018
The Sparkling Wine Is Coming
On February 3 our 2011 Patrick Chan @Pchiddy Sparkling Blanc de Blancs launches at the @LCBO – We are very excited and can't wait for everyone to try this award-winning bubbly! Available exclusively at the @LCBO #sparklingwine #vqa #drinklocal pic.twitter.com/2BOx7CWquO
— Flat Rock Cellars (@Winemakersboots) January 30, 2018
Japanese Manga Drawing
— 隆まる・フィギュア専用 (@okarataitan) January 30, 2018
January 26: Olympic Profile: The Journey
In more subdued and sentimental tones, Patrick expressed his wishes about his legacy and the end of his competitive journey.
Patrick: It’s I think one of the highest forms of honor and responsibility. I… Not only am I representing myself and my country, but I’m also representing what I stand for and the people that have got me to where I am. Without Canada and all of my friends and family and supporters in this country, I wouldn’t make it as far as I have, and I also, I don’t think I would be who I am without some of the experiences and the people I’ve met along the way.
My defining Olympic moment was watching the women’s hockey team in the finals in Sochi beat the US team. And, being there, not the event itself, but being there with my entire team, and I remember there’s that memorable shot of me and Scotty just cheering and yelling our lungs because we… that was the perfect… that was the definition of joy and bliss and just in the moment, being in the present and enjoying the company of family and friends.
This year’s going to be very sentimental, especially with this year’s long program… it’s not a farewell but it’s almost like the greatest highlights of me as a skater, and what I… I’m hoping it’s a reminder of the legacy that I’m leaving behind and the memories I’m going to leave behind and a last taste of the work that I’ve done but also the work that my fellow supporters, whether it’s judges, skaters, coaches, have helped me along the way.
I hope that in these years of watching me skate that I’ve been able to make you feel things that you never thought you could feel and make you see things in a different way, and connect on an emotional level, whether I’ve met you or haven’t met you, know that it’s very special that every moment I step on the ice, we can share it together and connect for a few minutes away from the world that we live in.
— Skate Canada / Patinage Canada (@SkateCanada) January 26, 2018
— K (@Kyrn23) January 28, 2018
January 25: News and Promos
Stars On Ice Promo
#OlympicTalk with @Investors_Group #StarsOnIce presented by @LindtCanada! What does being an Olympian mean to you? Featuring @elvisstojko, @kaetlyn_23, @J_Butt, @gabby_daleman, @mhjd_85 & @Rad85E and @Pchiddy! pic.twitter.com/EyJ3zmoRfo
— Stars on Ice (@starsonice) January 26, 2018
Pop Sugar Article
Patrick made it into celebrity blog Pop Sugar! The site usual writes snarky articles about celebrities, but the writer here was wowed by his Hallelujah LP. Go Patrick!
This figure skater's routine is beyond elegant ⛸ https://t.co/iiUYKuV29P
— POPSUGAR Fitness (@POPSUGARFitness) January 25, 2018
And the Figure Skating Debate Continues
"Figure Skating Debate Rages Between Artistry, Amplitude" https://t.co/3zaHMKXsfk
— Manuel Alonso (@ManuGeta) January 25, 2018
Blast From the Past
January 24: The Icewine Cometh and No Superstitions Allowed
Patrick was excited to announce the release of his new sparking wine at LCBO stores next month!
Thrilled my Sparkling Wine will be included in the @LCBO Sparkling release next month! Available in the LCBO starting Feb. 3rd in select locations. Follow @Winemakersboots for more details! pic.twitter.com/USCgCfI7Ke
— Patrick Chan (@Pchiddy) January 24, 2018
No, He No Longer Has Any Superstitions
See the article here (link) or watch the video (with transcript of the parts missing from the article) below.
— Canadian Press Video (@CdnPressVideo) January 24, 2018
Patrick: A big thing for me is to embrace the unknown now and embrace, especially in skating how sometimes you could feel great, and you could have some of the worse skates of your life.
When Viewers Stumble on to Patrick
I turned on figure skating by accident and am absolutely mesmerized by Patrick Chan’s skating. Unbelievable edge work.
— 🏒 Brandon Finley 🏒 (@BFinleyy) January 25, 2018
January 23: Gala TV Schedule
The 2018 @CanadianTire National Skating Championships gala broadcast times are here! Be sure to check your local listings. #CTNSC18 / Les heures de diffusion du gala des #CNPCT18 sont fournies ici! Assurez-vous de consulter votre programmation locale. @SkateTSN @TSN_Sports pic.twitter.com/IaaKKxMpap
— Skate Canada / Patinage Canada (@SkateCanada) January 23, 2018
January 21: Canadian Olympic Team – 18 Days to Pyeongchang!
CANADAS FIGURE SKATERS FOR PYEONGCHANG 🎗⛸ MEN: •Patrick Chan •Keegan Messing LADIES: •Gabrielle Daleman •Larkyn Austman •Kaetlyn Osmond PAIRS: •Julianne Seguin/Charlie Bilodeau •Megan Duhamel/Eric Radford •Kristen Moore-Towers/Michael Marinaro ICE DANCE: •Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier •Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir •Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje
January 20: Fans in Edmonton
@Pchiddy I'm sorry my mom interrupted your workout! Our whole family will be cheering for you at the 2018 Olympics!
— Miori Matthews (@Mioreoooo) January 20, 2018
— V LeCaine (@sciencegirlcdn) January 20, 2018
January 19: PBHE’s Blade Curvature Gauge Drawing Winners
— Chieepiddy (@chieepiddy) January 18, 2018
January 18: Practicing in Edmonton
Thanks to Ravi for bringing us the video below. Those lucky shoppers!
January 17: Back at the Ice Palace
Kidsplaining Figure Skating
— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) January 18, 2018
— – ̗̀ em ̖́- (@emschusterr) January 17, 2018
January 16: Gifts to a Friend
— Choice Communication (@ChoiceCanada) January 17, 2018
January 15: Traveling Skaters
Patrick was spotted at the airport!
Both Patrick and I were unable to print our luggage tags and had to get help! 🙂
— Gail Duffy (@gsfd57) January 15, 2018
As for me, I spotted #2 Keegan Messing behind me in customs at YVR, and later he boarded the same flight that I did. I told a family member about his win at Nationals, and he was able to congratulate Keegan at 5 a.m. in the morning!