What was the attendence, CSW?
Only about 500 attended the Skaters Care benefits in the US.
Here are Patrick and Donald on the local news.
Scroll to the 8:15 mark of the video.
Channel 12 Durham
Last edited by Short circuit; 04-04-2011 at 10:38 PM.
Thanks, Short circuit, for the news video. It was a very nice report. So, Patrick is the one setting up the Mr. Colson scholarship? Seeing that he now splits up the proceeds to aid Japan also, he will probably be doing some more shows to add to the kitty for the scholarship.
Such a heart warming story. Thank you for the links and reports!
I, too, wish all the best to Chan.
Spending too much time at the arena
Around 1,400 I would say ... but, then again, the Oshawa Skating Club is very much part of the community, and it's a town that tends to support a) local athletes and b) good causes. Plus, they could pull from the entire Toronto area and surroundings, which is very large.
Originally Posted by SkateFiguring
CSW, you should be so proud of your community! Even I am, as a Canadian.
We Canadian figure skating enthusiasts are so lucky that the sport is so enjoyed, appreciated, and supported. Though the population is small, we manage to have so many outstanding world class talents, the best in the world! And we love and support our super athletes who are also such fine persons. May the tradition continue!
Thank you for the report, CdnSkateWatcher. I am delighted to learn the show was a great success and the audience enjoyed it a lot.
This is such a beautiful and envious situation, from Japanese perspective. Although figure skating is very popular as a spectator sport and a massive business success there, there's no way we can say that skating clubs are part of the community. Figure skating remains as something that you watch the top skaters in international competitions and in fancy and expensive shows. The number of rinks are decreasing and Japanese skaters are crammed into ever-more-crowded rinks... sigh... We have a long way to go before the nation can embrace the sport like Canadians do.
Originally Posted by CdnSkateWatcher
At last but not least, thanks to Patrick for his kindness and generosity towards those suffering in Japan. And the very best of luck for the blight young talents of the Oshawa Skating Club. Looking forward to the day we watch the next generation of Patrick, Jeff, Kurt, Joannie, Cynthia, Tessa and Scott, etc, skate in the big competitions!
yes, we're lucky as Canadian figure skating fans Our community rinks are even free, at least in Toronto. Of course we pay big bucks for taxes, but at least we get something for free. Good job, Patrick! No body would blame you giving the situation, but you kept your words. This is really a skater with big heart. Best wishes for the World! Do what you did at nationals!!!
Yes, you lucky ducks. One reason I often support Canadian skaters as if they were my own is that they seem to be part of such a solid community. Several of my top fave skaters through the years have been Canadian, starting at the peak with Kurt and including Cranston, Underhill/Martini, Sale/Pelletier, and Virtue/Moir. And you even gave us Michael J. Fox!
Originally Posted by SkateFiguring
Oh...Canadian trivia question. What was the name of that flying boy in the Vancouver opening ceremony? He did some aerobatic stuff while "Both Sides Now" was being sung. It's one part of the ceremony that hasn't been put on YouTube, and those stingy so-and-sos of NBC put next to nothing on their Olympic "hghlights" DVD. I'd love to look him up on google and suchlike. Anyone have any clue as to his name?
Last edited by Olympia; 04-09-2011 at 04:58 PM.
The boy's name is Thomas Saulgrain. He is from the National Circus School.