Toronto figure skater Patrick Chan has been holding something inside for a long time and has finally decided to let the cat out of the bag.
The truth is ... he wishes he was a professional golfer.
Sure, figure skating is great and it pays the bills and some day may take him to the top of the world, but the older he gets, the longer he skates, the more he wishes he could spend his days strolling on the grass instead of landing on his *** practicing the quad.
“Sometimes I ask my mom why she didn’t put me in golf,” Chan said. “And she said that I couldn’t take the heat. I don’t like being in hot climates. Apparently, I used to whine a lot that it was too hot.”
Chan, 19, has golfed since he was a kid, but switched to skating in a more serious way when it became apparent he had a gift on the ice. Still, there are times when he wishes golf was his livelihood and skating was just a hobby.
“Skating is tough. It’s always indoors, inside walls, brick walls, and always cold and kind of depressing,” he said.