And he’s also looking ahead at the rest of his life. Last month, he was accepted into a unique university in Colorado, which will allow him to train while studying international economics. He will take one course at a time, each running 3 ½ to 4 weeks before he writes an exam. The classes at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, where Chan trains, run from 9 a.m. to noon local time.
“Skating is just a sport for us,” said his mother, Karen. “We like learning. He can also reach for the top in something else.”
“You have to keep working the muscle,” said Chan, referring this time, to his brain.