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    From Buttle busier than ever on the ice :

    During the 10th anniversary of the Celebration on Ice show, he spoke with Star columnist Laura Young about the latest addition to his resume: choreographer, and the big name on that list, two-time world champion Patrick Chan. They began working together after a phone call from Patrick Chan's mother wanting to know if Buttle would choreograph an exhibition piece. Of course Buttle said yes, and almost immediately knew what he wanted to do, in terms of creating a program.

    "As a choreographer, I love what I do, but it's not very often that you get to work with such talented skaters. I admire Patrick's skating so much. They wanted something sort of Chopin, classical. For me, he has such raw power and purity to his skating, I felt we should do something a little more dramatic. A Chopin can be fluid and not really go anywhere dramatically. I found a piece to (Russian composer) Rachmaninoff. I thought it was very much him, something he hadn't really done before. He's known for being so powerful and packing his programs so much. I wanted to show the maturity of his skating and keep it simple. Sometimes sustaining a single movement for a long period of time can be just as effective."

    They turned it into the competitive short program Chan is using in an effort to win his third consecutive world title. It's not always an easy task. With exhibition programs, there are few rules and no time limits. The competitive short is 2 minutes and 50 seconds with required elements.

    "It sometimes sort of a letdown to do a competitive program from exhibition because it'll never have the same integrity. But we managed with Patrick. It takes him one crosscut to get to full speed, he's so powerful. I would do the preparation for his quad. I would do three crosscuts. Then I asked him to do it. After one crosscut he was already where I had gotten in three crosscuts. I was like, okay, we're only going to do one or two crosscuts then. It's just incredible. We managed to maintain the integrity of the exhibition program which I was very happy about."

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    Wishing Patrick a very happy 22nd birthday tomorrow. May all your dreams come true, Patrick.

    SF, I think Patrick is lucky to be able to work with all these great and rising choreographers too. I have a dream wish for Patrick. I will wish it on the eve of his birthday. For 2013-14, I think Patrick will keep his La Boheme for this season so my wish is for Lori to do his SP and Jeff to do his Ex. Wouldn't this be wonderful?

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    Happy Birthday to Patrick. I wish him to enjoy his skating and have lots of success for 2013.

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    Happy Birthday Patrick! May you continue to grow as a person and a figure skater. May peace, love, joy, and soaring success be yours this coming year and always.

    Much love from your fans, admirers, and supporters on this special day. You know we are here, and out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    Happy Birthday Patrick! May you continue to grow as a person and a figure skater. May peace, love, joy, and soaring success be yours this coming year and always.

    Much love from your fans, admirers, and supporters on this special day. You know we are here, and out there.
    I could not have said it better myself. Wishing Patrick all the best in everything he does! It's hard to believe he's only 22 years old. He's done so much in just a few short years!

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    Go Patrick ... justa week or so more for you to become Canadian Champion again... All the best and keep smiling.

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    Flying off in nine hours for a holiday. Before I do so, here's wishing Patrick and great skate at Canada Nationals. Will be still sending positive vibes to Patrick whilst I enjoy myself.
    Love this pix of the boys (Patrick, Blade, Xavier, Oda and Amodio) at Skate Canada 2013. Competitors yet friends. What a great example to fans.

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    Have a great holiday, Spiky!

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    Patrick Chan ‏@Pchiddy
    Looking forward to sitting in the red chair with @strombo tomorrow! Go to georgetickets@cbc.ca for tickets.
    2:19 PM - 15 Jan 13

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Patrick Chan ‏@Pchiddy
    Looking forward to sitting in the red chair with @strombo tomorrow! Go to georgetickets@cbc.ca for tickets.
    2:19 PM - 15 Jan 13
    Oh that's so great! I wonder when it airs? George is one of the nicest people, I love his interviews!!!

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    Latest article:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle7430636/

    I noticed a really nice interaction and camaraderie between Patrick and Elvis at the Stratford Stars on Ice. It was great to see; no hard feelings, fellow world champions talking and laughing and I guess eventually sharing and giving insight. I hope this sets Patrick up to finish off his season how he sees fit.

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    Always candid LOL!:
    (Granted, this is from the Toronto Sun)

    http://www.torontosun.com/2013/01/17...g-flushed-away

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    “The food was abominable. It was greasy with tons of carbs. It was totally not what we wanted,” he said. “It kind of made me upset because you expect us to do something so precise and take a lot of concentration (as skating) and you basically give us cow food
    “Your body adapts to that (food) and I'm sure their body has adapted to that with all the cigarettes they smoke, too,” he quipped.
    We were staying in a sanatorium, built during the Communist era. It's a huge compound with six different buildings of hotel rooms with the high-class rooms and the lower-class rooms,” he said. “We definitely got the lower-class rooms. Some people got beautiful hotel rooms and we had some shady rooms. It was like showing up at The Shining – the flicker of the lights in the hallways.
    LOL! Goodness, are we sure these are actual quotes? Not sure what the Russians would think about the remarks, but that's a hilarious article. I'm glad to hear he enjoyed himself in Hawaii, hopefully he's all refreshed for the second half of the season

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    One way to get rid of the competition is to make them sick..... Poor Patrick.

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    In Russia last month, Patrick Chan discovered a new obstacle to Olympic gold, a threat even greater than foes like Daisuke Takahashi, Yuzuru Hanyu and Evgeni Plushenko: An upset stomach.
    “The food was abominable. It was greasy with tons of carbs. It was totally not what we wanted,” he said. “It kind of made me upset because you expect us to do something so precise and take a lot of concentration (as skating) and you basically give us cow food
    We were staying in a sanatorium, built during the Communist era. It's a huge compound with six different buildings of hotel rooms with the high-class rooms and the lower-class rooms,” he said. “We definitely got the lower-class rooms. Some people got beautiful hotel rooms and we had some shady rooms. It was like showing up at The Shining – the flicker of the lights in the hallways.
    Oh, poor Patrick. I remember Yuzru also had a stomach bug during GPF? I wish they will improve food and hygiene conditions in Sochi.

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