Patrick Chan has this crazy idea of how to relax following an Olympic Games competition.
He jumps aboard the Stars on Ice caravan, with multiple stops in Japan and Canada, a whirlwind spinning so fast he often forgets where he is and where he’s headed next. This much, he knows: the three-time world figure skating champion in men’s singles, and reigning Olympic silver-medallist, is having a ball.
“You kick your shoes off after the Olympics, and you relax, you have time for yourself, but after a while, you find out you like doing the activity,” Chan says by telephone from Halifax, in remarkably good spirits for a morning interview considering the group arrived from Japan at midnight the previous night.
“As an athlete, you actually feel worse when you’re not doing anything. For me, it’s a blast to do this. I always look forward to doing the tour at the beginning of every season.”…