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Not to NATIONAL competitions where skaters are trying to earn the privilege of representing the federation. Most competitors at a national championship are still trying to prove themselves (and most of them never will, to the level of getting to represent Skate Canada internationally).
Someone like Chan has already proven himself and brought home lots of medals for Skate Canada. So they give him grants to help fund his training expenses. They don't pay the training expenses directly -- they don't pay the coaches.
(Well, unless SC operates more like the Russian federation than the US one, which I don't believe is the case.)
And they don't pay the costs of bringing a coach to a domestic competition.
The answer to Patrick's breakfast:
His breakfast of champions is a smoothie with frozen organic fruit, organic milk and supplements like protein powder, flax seed, hemp seed, with a good dash of steel cut oats blended in.
Trainer sees a lot of hockey star Sidney Crosby in skater Patrick Chan
I am so glad he is eating right. I had concerns a couple of years ago. And the holistic approach was one of the reasons I immediately liked his coaching change to Krall and Nichols.
http://www.china.org.cn/health/2008-...t_15219088.htm). Milk plus icy sugary fruit juice on a morning empty stomach = running for a privy all day. My concept of good breakfast is: a cup of warm sweetened soybean milk, meat-and-veggie buns fried in olive oil, a plate of assorted dim sum, and a small dish of dips that contain chopped-up green onion, garlic and ginger in sesame oil, soy sauce, and chili oil. And if that is not enough, you may add a deep fried Chinese donut that would drip buttery oil into the mouth as you take a bite.
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That does it. I'm off to the chocolate store! You tempted me all the way from BC, bc.
It just occurred to me that Patrick only needed to pay Krall half as much as he would have paid for the GPF because Joshua Farris was also in GPF - he should split the bills with Patrick. Now let's hope Joshua also makes it to Nice!
ETA. on a 2nd thought, it's Skate Canada that saved money. Poor Patric still has to pay the full amount of the bills for this National. Now I wish Joshua becomes a Canadian!
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