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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahSynchro View Post
    Oh my gawddddd, you are my hero! You even used my favourite flavour!!!

    It's my alcoholic drink of choice when simultaneously watching the big competitions and posting on GS.



    Jeez, man, I'm just trying to help Chiddy have a good time!
    http://i.imgur.com/BynDwXS.jpg.... Can we all check out the garnish in that drink!!! I'm lucky if I remember to throw a lime in mine.........

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    Mmmmm, I feel like a lush just looking at that picture.

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    Skate Canada just posted these videos of Patrick talking about CAN Skate!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSKxXwn0aEQ

    Will work on a transcript on my blog...



    Patrick speaking in French (let us know what you think, 4everchan):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeFZZAUxDTk


    Strange that these didn't show up in my YouTube search... Tomorrow HPC begins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivley View Post
    Skate Canada just posted these videos of Patrick talking about CAN Skate!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSKxXwn0aEQ

    Will work on a transcript on my blog...



    Patrick speaking in French (let us know what you think, 4everchan):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeFZZAUxDTk


    Strange that these didn't show up in my YouTube search... Tomorrow HPC begins!

    Transcription including Patrick's cute mistaktes... plus translation... sentence by sentence

    Patinage plus était la première étape à apprendre à patiner
    (Can Skate was the first step to learn skating)
    Je voulais jouer le hockey donc pour bien commencer à apprendre les habiletés de base
    ( I wanted to play hockey so to get started with learning properly the basic skills)
    J'ai commencé à Patinage plus car c'est là que j'ai appris toutes les habiletés que je devais avoir pour jouer le hockey
    (I started Can Skate because that's where I learned all the skills I needed to play hockey)
    Pour quelqu'un qui a aucune habileté à patiner
    (For someone who has no skating expérience)
    Patinage plus est un endroit où tu peux apprendre un sport qui appartient au Canada. Le patinage ça appartient au Canada, c'est un sport qui est dans notre sang, est dans notre âme alors, pour moi, Patinage plus était l'endroit où j'ai commencé ma passion pour le patinage.
    (Can Skate is a place where you can learn a sport that belongs to Canada. Skating does belong to Canada, it's a sport that is in our blood, in our soul, so for me, Can Skate was where I started ma passion for skating)

    So ... yeah... Patrick's French is very easy to understand : he has nice pronunciation and his mistakes are cute rather than appalling... however, his grammar is not very developed so he ends up repeating the same thing over and over in order to make his point. He was obviously much more elaborate in English on the same topic, but there was a cute passion to his French discourse... he sort of became a bit more nationalistic about skating.

    I think that if Patrick wanted to spend just a bit of time, he would be fully bilingual rather quickly as the basics are pretty good... living in the USA is definitely not the best way to achieve this...

    But damn, isn't he adorable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4everchan View Post
    Transcription including Patrick's cute mistaktes... plus translation... sentence by sentence

    Patinage plus était la première étape à apprendre à patiner
    (Can Skate was the first step to learn skating)
    Je voulais jouer le hockey donc pour bien commencer à apprendre les habiletés de base
    ( I wanted to play hockey so to get started with learning properly the basic skills)
    J'ai commencé à Patinage plus car c'est là que j'ai appris toutes les habiletés que je devais avoir pour jouer le hockey
    (I started Can Skate because that's where I learned all the skills I needed to play hockey)
    Pour quelqu'un qui a aucune habileté à patiner
    (For someone who has no skating expérience)
    Patinage plus est un endroit où tu peux apprendre un sport qui appartient au Canada. Le patinage ça appartient au Canada, c'est un sport qui est dans notre sang, est dans notre âme alors, pour moi, Patinage plus était l'endroit où j'ai commencé ma passion pour le patinage.
    (Can Skate is a place where you can learn a sport that belongs to Canada. Skating does belong to Canada, it's a sport that is in our blood, in our soul, so for me, Can Skate was where I started ma passion for skating)

    So ... yeah... Patrick's French is very easy to understand : he has nice pronunciation and his mistakes are cute rather than appalling... however, his grammar is not very developed so he ends up repeating the same thing over and over in order to make his point. He was obviously much more elaborate in English on the same topic, but there was a cute passion to his French discourse... he sort of became a bit more nationalistic about skating.

    I think that if Patrick wanted to spend just a bit of time, he would be fully bilingual rather quickly as the basics are pretty good... living in the USA is definitely not the best way to achieve this...

    But damn, isn't he adorable?
    Aw, thank you. I chuckled when I heard him repeating words over and over again. Yes, he does sound more nationalistic here.

    It was interesting to me that in the English version he emphasized his interest in hockey and mentioned figure skating almost as an afterthought. I think he would still love to play hockey instead if he could!

    I'll be blogging today and will add your translation to my post!

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    Oh, and Patrick just announced the release of his sparkling wine!

    Read Rachael Flatt's response:

    https://twitter.com/RachaelFlatt/sta...21223218143232





    And is anyone here going to see Patrick and the Canadian team at Breaking the Ice on October 12?

    Details: https://skatecanada.ca/Donate/

    Taking place at the Toronto Cricket Club!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivley View Post
    Oh, and Patrick just announced the release of his sparkling wine!

    Read Rachael Flatt's response:

    https://twitter.com/RachaelFlatt/sta...21223218143232


    Release it everywhere, Patrick, at least in Canada, or at least in Montreal. Bottle it in half bottles too, so people can enjoy it regularly outside of celebratory gatherings.

    This could be my soft drink since I don't do colas and other sugar water, carbonated or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Violet Bliss View Post
    Release it everywhere, Patrick, at least in Canada, or at least in Montreal. Bottle it in half bottles too, so people can enjoy it regularly outside of celebratory gatherings.

    This could be my soft drink since I don't do colas and other sugar water, carbonated or not.
    i want patrick's bubbles

    i would drink a whole bottle by myself during each of his olympic skates.... and i agree about releasing it outside Ontario... but if it's not coming here, it's probably a sign that it's small batch and good... I lived for a long time in BC and some wines never make it out of the vineyard... you have to buy them there or order them in... what was in the stores in BC was big enough batches only and what goes out of BC is almost always crap so let's see

    In any case... GO PATRICK!

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    Right now in The Edge there is a thread titled "Interesting/Unique Transitions Into Jumps." I don't know if I want to participate, but it got me thinking about Patrick's transitions. I remember the hop-twizzle-hop-twizzle-one-foot glide before the 3A in Elegy and the flamenco tap before and after the 3Lz in Aranjuez. Most of Patrick's transitions are amazing. And yet, I always have trouble isolating them from the programs because everything works together so seamlessly. With Patrick, I don't say to myself, "Oh, that was a nice transition." I say, "Wow, that was beautiful and fitting." I guess what I'm saying is that Patrick's transitions don't feel like "transitions" because they're not highlighted or obvious. It is the off-season and Nebelhorn is still a month away, so what are some of your favorite transitions from Patrick over the years? I love the 3Lo-turn-stop in Chopin, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan4ever View Post
    Right now in The Edge there is a thread titled "Interesting/Unique Transitions Into Jumps." I don't know if I want to participate, but it got me thinking about Patrick's transitions. I remember the hop-twizzle-hop-- twizzle-one-foot glide before the 3A in Elegy and the flamenco tap befor and aftere the 3Lz in Aranjuez. Most of Patrick's transitions are amazing. And yet, I have trouble isolating them from the programs because everything works together so seamlessly. With Patrick, I don't say to myself, "Oh, that was a nice transition." I say, "Wow, that was beautiful and fitting." I guess what I'm saying is that Patrick's transitions don't feel like "transitions" because they're not highlighted or obvious. It is the off-season and Nebelhorn is still a month away, so what are some of your favorite transitions from Patrick? I love the 3Lo-turn-stop in Chopin, for sure.
    Exactly.

    Transition means what is done between elements, sort of a filler. Patrick programs are holistic with continuous choreography interspersed and highlighted with elements. It's also not easy to pick out jump entries from the ongoing footwork. As well, upon landing a jump, he goes on to choreographic footwork immediately.

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    and they are not as noticeable as some others because they are not gimmicky

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    and they are not as noticeable as some others because they are not gimmicky
    Usually the best of the best aren't.

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    https://youtu.be/Xe4lv5SJMwQ Good interview. So right now he seems to be more in love with Dunst in the Wind than Halleluja. Same here For now of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by Violet Bliss View Post
    Exactly.

    Transition means what is done between elements, sort of a filler. Patrick programs are holistic with continuous choreography interspersed and highlighted with elements. It's also not easy to pick out jump entries from the ongoing footwork. As well, upon landing a jump, he goes on to choreographic footwork immediately.
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    and they are not as noticeable as some others because they are not gimmicky
    Yes, and that's why it didn't seem applicable to mention Patrick in that thread. I read the thread title and thought, "Patrick has the best transitions ever!" Then I started reading the thread and people are mentioning things like spirals, cantilevers, twizzles, ina bauers, lunges, spread eagles, etc. It's a cool thread, but Patrick doesn't fit. So, here's a better question: What are your favorite "program moments" from Patrick over the years? This is MUCH harder for me to answer because there are so many fantastic moments in each program. We've talked about several of them in this thread as we came across them, but what comes to your mind right at this moment? The one that came instantly to my mind is the 3S in Chopin, especially at 4CC. PERFECTION!!!!! Chopin has many perfect moments, and those many perfect moments make a perfect whole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuan View Post
    https://youtu.be/Xe4lv5SJMwQ Good interview. So right now he seems to be more in love with Dunst in the Wind than Halleluja. Same here For now of course
    Nice interview. Patrick is committed to fully enjoying these Olympics and not focusing on the result. Program-wise, I'm the opposite of Patrick. Right now I like Hallelujah more because it looks more complete. Musically, though, I find Dust in the Wind more memorable. I greatly enjoy both programs and can't wait to watch them evolve. Onward and upward, Patrick!

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