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    After yesterday I am trying to see how I can go to Skate Canada. Good seats are still available...Spiky? Blue? Skate Figuring? Anyone joining me?

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    Patrick does not has a jumping coach so far. only Johnson as his coach...

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    More articles re Chan's effort at Thornhill:


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    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan4ever View Post
    Thanks for posting that article Bluebonnet! The excerpt you shared in your post made me smile and made me want to cry at the same time. It's as if Patrick knows his skating days are numbered. He really does love to skate. I have the impression that Patrick has always enjoyed skating (i.e edges, gliding, footwork, etc) and choreography more than jumps anyway. His respect and appreciation for Mr. Colson is ever present. I'm sure he wants to skate well in Sochi for Mr. Colson as much as for anyone else. I don't know if Patrick plans to skate in many shows post-Sochi (I hope so!), but this I know for sure: This season will be quite a ride for Patrick and for all of us ubers. I CAN'T WAIT!!!
    Thank you Blue and golden for the articles. Like skatingfan said, being likely his last season, I think he wants to skate for 'himself' and for 'Coulson'. The 'greatest hits', IMO, means the music Coulson enjoyed too. I am sure the music was selected very carefully to incorporate what he wanted, as per the articles, his wonderful skating skills and footwork set to Coulson's and his favourite music. It is not easy to enjoy 'competitive' skating as you need to incorporate all the elements (afterall, it's an athletic competition so the focus is to win the competition as opposed to show skating for enjoyment only). We all face some time in our lives, what inspire us to love when mundane reality creeps in.

    I as a Patrick fan would love to see the final flight of brilliant steps leading out of Sochi as I too know it will be the final ride with him. Yes skatingfan, let's us all hold on tight to our seats for the finger-nail biting ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emdee View Post
    After yesterday I am trying to see how I can go to Skate Canada. Good seats are still available...Spiky? Blue? Skate Figuring? Anyone joining me?
    I can't go. Emdee, give him louder cheers for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emdee View Post
    After yesterday I am trying to see how I can go to Skate Canada. Good seats are still available...Spiky? Blue? Skate Figuring? Anyone joining me?
    Emdee, I am sooo tempted. Not only to watch the encore skates of Patrick and V&M but to meet up with you ladies with whom I have enjoyed this fan ride with. October may be too near as it's already end August. If Canada is less than 10 hours of flight time, I wouldn't have hesitated. Afterall, my last chance to watch my favourite skaters live. Are there tickets left for Nationals? I may just take a week off on my own into the freezing Canadian cold. Is there any spare ticket for me to latch on in case I decide on a last minute one week holiday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikydurian View Post
    Emdee, I am sooo tempted. Not only to watch the encore skates of Patrick and V&M but to meet up with you ladies with whom I have enjoyed this fan ride with. October may be too near as it's already end August. If Canada is less than 10 hours of flight time, I wouldn't have hesitated. Afterall, my last chance to watch my favourite skaters live. Are there tickets left for Nationals? I may just take a week off on my own into the freezing Canadian cold. Is there any spare ticket for me to latch on in case I decide on a last minute one week holiday?
    Spiky, Nats tickets only come out in early october so you have time....of course it's the heart of winter in Ottawa....but it may be an experience for you.
    Coriana has booked her nationals trip as well.

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    Me again. On this forum Coriana is spelled correctly with one n. (She's my favourite show jumping mare (to watch not ride) now sadly sold to Spain. )

    I booked for the Nationals with Dash Tours, and if you're serious - I hope you are - I recommend going through them. The competition is quite a ways outside Ottawa in Kanata, and all the hotels near by have been booked since the announcement. Dash has reserved a hotel only three kilometres from the arena and they run a shuttle back and forth. The cost for seats and four nights at is around $1000 Canadian (that's with the single supplement) I'm too old and insomnia ridden to share a room, but you might find someone else to do so which would lower the price. I can send you details if you wish. While booking on your own might save a few dollars, they will quickly be eaten up by transportation., and your seats will not be as good. ( Emdee booked her hotel months and months ago.) She emailed me tonight that she has decided against going to Skate Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan4ever View Post
    Yes, we are, and we will support Patrick NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS in Sochi. As an avid Michelle Kwan fan, I've been through multiple Olympic disappointments. Life goes on, both for the skater and for their fans. It's not the end of the world if a skater doesn't win the OGM. There's only room for one champion every four years. I still wish Michelle had won an OGM, but the fact that she didn't doesn't minimize my enjoyment of her skating. I want Patrick to win by skating perfectly because that is what HE wants for himself. I want HIM to be satisfied with his second Olympic experience. I will definitely be cheering for him all the way!
    I agree! This is how I felt and feel about Michelle. (And Kurt Browning.) The same will be true of all our favorites after Sochi. We don't love these skaters arbitrarily. We love them because something in their skating speaks to us. That's not always something that can be quantified.

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    Well said!

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    Thanks for posting those articles SGrand! I had to chuckle a bit at this, though, from the second article:

    What Chan brings to elite competition is a sense of reliability, even destiny. He's never been discombobulated by nerves, an affliction that often makes the difference in an unforgiving sport where one miniscule misstep can make the difference between podium and also-ran.
    I don't know about the rest of you, but to me Patrick looked nervous all last season, and each long program had its share of mistakes. It's a pro-Canada article, but Patrick's not quite as unaffected as he may appear. I say this with all due respect to Patrick and his skating. Plushenko and Yu-Na are better examples of skaters not being affected by nerves. I am a Chan uber for life, but I don't think that paragraph is entirely accurate.

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    ^^^ skatingfan, Rosie has a reputation for exaggerating so don't take her seriously.

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    AFAIK, all skaters admit to nerves at competition. Some just manage them better than others, at the right time. I am sure a 3-time World Champion is one of them. Affected, yes. Discombobulated? Probably not since the last Olympics.

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    Patrick practicing a quad Salchow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_XPHvWvalM

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