Patrick Chan

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Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan was born on December 31, 1990 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Patrick is a three-time World champion in Men's Figure Skating, having achieved his victories in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is also an 2014 Olympic silver medalist in both the individual men's event and the team event and an eight-time Canadian senior men's champion. Additionally, Patrick is a 3 time 4CC Champion. His win at 2016 Four Continents was the competitive highlight of his comeback year.
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Patrick says his name in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6_sVlVZ3lE
and in this one by sabinfire:
https://youtu.be/VVJcZw6LqdM



Update by dorispulaski May 2016​

Update by satine November 2015​




Social Media Links:
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Biographical Information

ISU Bio
Skate Canada Team Bio
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Wikipedia Page
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Personal Best Total Score295.27ISU GP Trophee Bompard 2013
Personal Best Score Short Program98.52ISU GP Trophee Bompard 2013
Personal Best Score Free Skating203.99ISU Four Continents Championships 2016


PROGRAMS​



2015-16
SP "Mack the Knife" performed by Michael Bublé; choreo by David Wilson
FS Revolutionary Étude; Prelude, Op. 28, No. 4, Scherzo No. 1 by Frédéric Chopin; choreo by David Wilson
EX1 Dear Prudence, Blackbird by The Beatles; choreo. by Pasquale Camerlengo
EX2 Mess Is Mine by Vance Joy; choreo. by David Wilson

2014-15
Patrick did not compete during this season, except at the 2014 Japan Open, which is a Free Skate only competition.
SP -
FS Revolutionary Étude; Prelude, Op. 28, No. 4, Scherzo No. 1 by Frédéric Chopin; choreo by David Wilson
EX1 Dear Prudence, Blackbird by The Beatles; choreo. by Pasquale Camerlengo
EX2 Mess Is Mine by Vance Joy; choreo. by David Wilson
EX3 Esqualo by Astor Piazzolla

2013-14
SP "Elegie in E-flat minor" by Sergei Rachmaninoff; choreo by Jeffrey Buttle
FS "Concerto Grosso" by Arcangelo Corelli; choreo by David Wilson
EX1 Best of Me, performed by Michael Bublé
EX2 Steppin’ Out by Tony Bennett; choreo. by David Wilson

2012-13
SP "Elegie in E-flat minor" by Sergei Rachmaninoff; choreo by Jeffrey Buttle
FS La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini; choreo by David Wilson
EX1 I Need a Dollar by Aloe Blacc; choreo. by Christopher Dean
EX2 Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters; choreo. by David Wilson
EX3 'Til Kingdom Come by Coldplay; choreo by David Wilson

2011-12
SP "Take Five" by Paul Desmond; choreo. by Lori Nichol
FS "Concierto de Aranjuez" by Joaquín Rodrigo; choreo. by Lori Nichol
EX1 "Elegie in E-flat minor" by Sergei Rachmaninoff; choreo by Jeffrey Buttle
EX2 Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters; choreo. by David Wilson
EX3 Moondance by Van Morrison performed by Michael Bublé; choreo by Lori Nichol

2010-11
SP "Take Five" by Paul Desmond; choreo. by Lori Nichol
FS The Phantom of the Opera (Phantasia) by Andrew Lloyd Webber, performed by Julian Lloyd Webber and Sarah Chang; choreo. by Lori Nichol
EX Don't Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin; choreo. by Lori Nichol

2009-10
SP "Tango de los Exilados" by Walter Taieb, performed by Vanessa Mae; choreo. by Lori Nichol
FS The Phantom of the Opera (Phantasia) by Andrew Lloyd Webber, performed by Julian Lloyd Webber and Sarah Chang; choreo. by Lori Nichol
EX1 Yesterday performed by Michael Bolton; choreo. by Lori Nichol
EX2 Viva la Vida by Coldplay; choreo. by Kurt Browning

2008-09
SP "Tango de los Exilados" by Walter Taieb, performed by Vanessa Mae; choreo. by Lori Nichol
FS "Allegro Scherzando" and "Andante" from Cello Sonata and "Allegro Scherzando" from Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff; choreo. by Lori Nichol
EX1 Viva la Vida by Coldplay; choreo. by Kurt Browning
EX2 Time To Say Goodbye performed by Andrea Bocelli; choreo. by Lori Nichol

2007-08
SP "Exile to Snowy West" and "In the Bamboo Forest" by Tan Dun; choreo. by Lori Nichol
FS The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi; choreo. by Lori Nichol
EX1 Yesterday; performed by Michael Bolton; choreo. by Lori Nichol
EX2 Nessun Dorma performed by Michael Bolton; choreo. by Mark Hird

2006-07
SP "Gourmet Valse Tatare" by Klaus Badelt; choreo. by Lori Nichol
FS The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi; choreo. by Lori Nichol
EX1 Nessun Dorma performed by Michael Bolton; choreo. by Mark Hird

2005-06
SP "La Represion" by Lalo Schifrin and "Feline" by E. van Dijken; choreo. by Lori Nichol
FS "Guitar Concerto" by John Williams, "Symphony No.2 Romantic" by H. Hanson and "Romance" from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by E. Korngold; choreo. by Osborne Colson

2004-05
SP "La Represion" by Lalo Schifrin and "Feline" by E. van Dijken; choreo. by Lori Nichol
FS "Burn It All," "You Go, We Go" and "Fahrenheit 451" from the Backdraft soundtrack; choreo. by Lori Nichol



The competive history table has clickable links: Competition=Results page, SP=SP video, FS=FS video, Total=Gala video. I hope it's okay in this format. If anyone can find missing protocols, scores, & videos or finds a mistake, please correct it, it's still imperfect :)

Complete Competitive History
COMPETITIONSPFSTOTALPLACEMENT
2003 NACS Thornhill, Novice??????3rd
2004 Eastern Challenge, Novice32??2nd
2004 Canadian Nationals, Novice41??1st
2004 NACS Waterloo, Junior45??5th
2005 Eastern Challenge, Junior46.7985.88132.784th
2005 Canadian Nationals, Junior53.0898.79151.871st
2005 Junior Worlds53.24107.77161.017th
2005 JGP Slovakia47.27100.72147.994th
2005 JGP Canada52.82115.01167.831st
2005 JGPF43.72110.88154.605th
2006 Canadian Nationals63.85108.71202.317th
2006 Junior Worlds59.54108.65168.196th
2006 Trophée Eric Bompard57.82122.10179.925th
2006 NHK Trophy60.80113.54174.347th
2007 Canadian Nationals57.42130.12187.545th
2007 Junior Worlds64.10120.45184.552nd
2007 Skate America67.47145.86213.333rd
2007 Trophée Eric Bompard70.89144.05214.941st
2007 GPF68.86139.27208.135th
2008 Canadian Nationals73.42159.26232.681st
2008 Worlds72.81130.74203.559th
2008 Skate Canada77.47137.98215.451st
2008 Trophée Eric Bompard81.39156.70238.091st
2008 GPF68.00137.16205.165th
2009 Canadian Nationals88.89165.93254.821st
2009 Four Continents88.90160.29249.191st
2009 Worlds82.55155.03237.582nd
2009 World Team Trophy66.03151.95217.982nd(T); 4th(P)
2009 Skate Canada68.64130.13198.776th
2009 Cup of RussiaxxxWITHDREW
2010 Canadian Nationals90.14177.88268.021st
2010 Winter Olympics81.12160.30241.425th
2010 Worlds87.80159.42247.222nd
2010 Skate Canada73.20166.32239.521st
2010 Cup of Russia81.96145.25227.212nd
2010 GPF85.59174.16259.751st
2011 Canadian Nationals88.78197.07285.851st
2011 Worlds93.02187.96280.981st
2011 Japan OpenN/A159.93N/A1st(T); 1st(P)
2011 Skate Canada83.28170.46253.741st
2011 Trophée Eric Bompard84.16156.44240.601st
2011 GPF86.63173.67260.301st
2012 Canadian Nationals101.33200.81302.141st
2012 Four Continents87.95185.99273.941st
2012 Worlds89.41176.70266.111st
2012 World Team Trophy89.81170.65260.463rd(T);2nd(P)
2012 Japan OpenN/A137.42N/A2nd(T);6th(P)
2012 Skate Canada82.52160.91243.432nd
2012 Cup of Russia85.44176.91262.351st
2012 GPF89.27169.39258.663rd
2013 Canadian Nationals94.63179.12273.751st
2013 Worlds98.37169.41267.781st
2013 World Team Trophy86.67153.54240.212nd(T);2nd(P)
2013 Skate Canada88.10173.93262.031st
2013 Trophée Eric Bompard98.52196.75295.271st
2013 GPF87.47192.61280.082nd
2014 Canadian Nationals89.12188.30277.421st
2014 Winter Olympics Team Trophy89.71N/AN/A2nd(T);3rd(P)
2014 Winter Olympics97.52178.10275.622nd
2014 Japan OpenN/A178.17N/A2nd(T);1st(P)
2015 Japan OpenN/A159.14N/A2nd(T);3rd(P)
2015 Skate Canada80.81190.33271.141st
2015 Trophée Eric Bompard76.10N/A76.105th
2015 Grand Prix Final70.61192.84263.454th
2016 Canadian Nationals 103.58192.09295.671st
2016 Four Continents 86.22203.99290.211st
2016 World Championships 94.84171.91266.755th
Click for additional links.
Competition Protocol|Short Program|Free Skate|Gala Performance
T=Team Result; P=Personal Result.


Ice Shows​

2016 SOI Toronto "Escualo"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twe1qmZW2sI

2016 Osaka practice (Shibsibs vlog)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IZk5mSLAU4

2015 SOI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxFfKog8Fmg

2015 CSOI Toronto "Mess is Mine"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccoJT6sUDVk

2015 CSOI Vancouver. "Dear Prudence" and "Blackbird"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoTL7V0Nf0Y

2014 CSOI "Best of Me" Toronto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bKSg3ykThg

2014 CSOI "Steppin' Out"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAmPIZN6mrI

2014 SOI Group Number with Scott Moir and Kurt Browning (Montréal)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TBKnQ9CYXY

2014 THE ICE "Esqualo"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXCji-u6oCE

2014 Carnival on Ice "Esqualo"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtA_xK3FgbA

2013 CSOI "Wonder"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odQbcqjJ66A

2013 Artistry on Ice "Mannish Boy" Taipei
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqJz5aMGXb8

2009 Festa On Ice "Viva La Vida"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EinFF-YptvE





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Original Post by emma, on December 19, 2011

I was thinking about Patrick's LP and just how fast he moves although it is not just all one speed. Somehow, this reminded me of two things: someone on a thread somewhere here was talking about the use of the edges to generate speed and glide and was wondering if that could be explained here relative to Patrick (because of his amazing speed and edge work); also, I was remembering commentators talk about Plushy back in his glory days and he he could accelerate out of nowhere and was wondering if he's ability is similar (skill based wise) to Patrick's. I have never seen Patrick live, but you can just see on tv even how he skates differently than most of the other men, and I did see Plushy live once (SOI or COI event, can't remember which) and it was truly astounding how quickly he moved from one end of the rink to the other.

I was also thinking about the idea of connection to music (because of stuff I'm reading on the "wrestling with scores in Icedance thread"). And felt myself wondering if there ways Patrick is connecting to the LP music in ways I hadn't noticed. I'm an uber, but have noticed that he isn't as musical or musical in an obvious way like Daisuke is, but something about this program and his movements I find very compelling and I trying to put words to it.l
 
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Throughout those years that I have been watching figure skating, I haven't seen any single skater (not including ice dancer), whether in the past or at present, that has demonstrated the same high quality of skating skills in a competitive program as Chan has. His skating alone is already exceptional, not to speak of his ability of performing quads. And one thing that has not been mentioned often concerns his continuous improvement. Take this year for example: I see great improvement in his artistic expression--body line, movement.... The word "stagnation" never goes with Chan. Have his spins improved as well? It seems to me he spins faster than he did several years ago.
He deserved winning GPF with his big margin in the short. He deserved winning TEB with his superlative transitions and skating skills light year ahead of Nan Song's. No complaints from me about his winning at all (though I argued IJS needs to be tweaked). In my eye, Chan has always been a deserving champion.
 
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The whole thing about blade skills fascinates me. People that I associate with this are Kurt of course (like a wizard!), Chan, Michelle in a different way, Curry, and Katia Gordeyeva. John Curry studied with Gustav Lussi, a jump expert, so that he could jump from almost nothing. He wrote about being given a small patch of ice on which to practice jumps, so as to develop this skill. I'm sure that blade control has a lot to do with the finesse he eventually achieved in this area. Katia's blade control I can see for myself. She does this sort of sliding ricochet move where she seems to pivot in another direction in the middle of a glide; also, friends who have seen her skate live have remarked on her incredible speed, even now. Her footwork is also masterful, which seems to be a result of her bladework.

What skatinginbc said about Patrick's constant work to improve is something I've noticed, too. Though I have expressed frustration at the fact that so many of his jumps this year were unrefined, I can see that he's not resting on his laurels, and that gives me confidence that he'll only improve. I'm not an uber fan, but I do admire him, especially for his work ethic, and I enjoy his skating. I look forward to liking him more and more. You can see that he gives it his all, and he plainly has a lot to give.
 
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drivingmissdaisy

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Just out of curiosity, how does Michelle fit in with the others you mention? I never found her to skating skills up to par with the all-time legends. Certainly in her generation she was up there (along with Irina) but I don't know about being mentioned alongside Kurt or Katia.
 

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Strange, why aren't there many posts? I thought it would have been several pages already. Come on, don't be shy. Let's give Chan some support.:)
 

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I'm not shy away. I just don't have much time these days as Christmas is near.

Thank you so much Doris!!! Appreciate it!!!

I'm wondering how many Patrick Chan fans on this board?
 

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I just wanted to say, since I've seen some people question why this thread is needed, that I think it's a great idea. For one thing, Patrick Chan is high-profile and newsworthy, and it would be a good to have a one-stop place for Chan news & updates rather than starting new threads seemingly every time he laces up his skates. In addition, because GS is a general discussion forum, most threads will have people of different views and perspectives; IMO, it's nice to have one thread where specific skaters' supporters know that the discussion will be primarily positive regarding their favorite(s), especially for skaters who tend to attract both fans and detractors of the more vocal variety. Having such a thread is not unprecedented - as Doris noted, there's the Yu-Na news thread, I also saw Akiko and Carolina fan threads, and who can forget the epic Plushenko thread from a couple of years ago? That last one didn't start out fan-focused, but eventually it became a mostly Plush-friendly place for his fans (and those of us who found it entertaining) to hang out. I hope this one will turn out like that, too.

And now, I shall follow Thumper's lead and leave the thread to its target audience... ;)
 

ciocio

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OMG!!!! I hope haters will stay away!!!! :thumbsup:

IMO, it's nice to have one thread where specific skaters' supporters know that the discussion will be primarily positive regarding their favorite(s), especially for skaters who tend to attract both fans and detractors of the more vocal variety. Having such a thread is not unprecedented - as Doris noted, there's the Yu-Na news thread, I also saw Akiko and Carolina fan threads, and who can forget the epic Plushenko thread from a couple of years ago? That last one didn't start out fan-focused, but eventually it became a mostly Plush-friendly place for his fans (and those of us who found it entertaining) to hang out. I hope this one will turn out like that, too.

Where, where is that Plushy-friendly place????? Does such a thing exist????? :laugh:
 
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I've been a fan for several years now and saw him skate live over 2 years ago when he was injured and he impressed me then. Even though the skates that I've seen have been less than perfect (I wasn't at Nats or Worlds last year) I was really impressed by how big his actual skating is.......the speed, how he uses his whole body, and the edges. It was very evident skating back to back this year with other very well loved skaters, who although very good with the edging and movement seemed to pale in comparison. I watched with amazement as Patrick skating with his whole body bending and stretching from below the ice into the rafters and keeping up amazing speed on one foot. These are all aspects of his skating that are not evident on a TV screen. He certainly is the fastest out there.......no wonder he ran out of space in GPF.....I hope that doesn't happen again because it looked as though he landed his second jump and just ran out of space. I'm anticipating clean programs for Nats and Worlds..........I don't know if he'll be at 4Conts, anybody know?
 

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Great idea to have a stress free Patrick thread. Thanks Doris!
 

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Just out of curiosity, how does Michelle fit in with the others you mention? I never found her to skating skills up to par with the all-time legends. Certainly in her generation she was up there (along with Irina) but I don't know about being mentioned alongside Kurt or Katia.

Michelle had some of the quietest skating ever. Very effortless acceleration and marvelous use of edge. If you read the book (the title escapes me at the moment) from the American judge and 2002 Olympic Team Leader who blew the whistle to the referee after the pairs event (who got kicked out of the ISU for trying to start the WSF with Dick Button and a few others as an alternative over riding federation), he talks about judging an event when Kwan was up and coming and seeing her on practice ice. Sublime SKATER. I hear the same from one of my coaches who skated in California with Frank Carroll about the time Michelle was a Junior and moving into the Senior ranks. :)
 
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Michelle had some of the quietest skating ever. Very effortless acceleration and marvelous use of edge. If you read the book (the title escapes me at the moment) from the American judge and 2002 Olympic Team Leader who blew the whistle to the referee after the pairs event (who got kicked out of the ISU for trying to start the WSF with Dick Button and a few others as an alternative over riding federation), he talks about judging an event when Kwan was up and coming and seeing her on practice ice. Sublime SKATER. I hear the same from one of my coaches who skated in California with Frank Carroll about the time Michelle was a Junior and moving into the Senior ranks. :)

Thanks, mskater93! I couldn't have answered this question with the level of detail it deserves. I've frequently heard that many of Michelle's elements were "textbook," but I wouldn't have known how to go about explaining why people have said so. As it's probably easy to tell from my comments, I'm a fan but have no skating experience at all, and there are some aspects of skating that can only be understood by someone who skates, or pointed out by such a person.

I'm curious; is that blade control something innate, or can it be taught? Obviously it must be emphasized by the coach, whether it's inborn or not, but can someone have more of it than someone else just by natural gift? Either way, blessings on Frank Carroll for being such a meticulous teacher. He gave Michelle a huge advantage by emphasizing the proper technique rather than rushing her to get jumps before she knew how to "build" them. Wouldn't it have been great if he'd been coaching Caroline Zhang from an early age....

Not meaning to hijack the thread, but this knowledge will also help me understand what to look for in Patrick's skating.
 
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Yes, I'm also expecting him to skate much better at nationals this year. I remember reading an article with a quote from Kristen Moore-Towers (I think it was her), saying that if your program seems easy at the beginning of the season, then it's too easy. Maybe Patrick is experiencing that too. His choreography is certainly very ambitious, combined with all his technical content, and his new focus on improving his interpretation and reaching the audience.

I must be the only one, but I find Patrick's personality to be kind of endearing. He says what he's thinking, and he speaks the truth. It's not always the most politically correct thing to say, and it's often taken out of context. But that's human. It's so refreshing compared to most athletes and other celebrities who are so guarded and rehearsed, even to the point of lying. Patrtick seems like a real person. We need more of that in this sport, not less.

Thanks for starting this thread, Doris!
 

Boeing787

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Yes, I'm also expecting him to skate much better at nationals this year. I remember reading an article with a quote from Kristen Moore-Towers (I think it was her), saying that if your program seems easy at the beginning of the season, then it's too easy. Maybe Patrick is experiencing that too. His choreography is certainly very ambitious, combined with all his technical content, and his new focus on improving his interpretation and reaching the audience.

I must be the only one, but I find Patrick's personality to be kind of endearing. He says what he's thinking, and he speaks the truth. It's not always the most politically correct thing to say, and it's often taken out of context. But that's human. It's so refreshing compared to most athletes and other celebrities who are so guarded and rehearsed, even to the point of lying. Patrtick seems like a real person. We need more of that in this sport, not less.

Thanks for starting this thread, Doris!

I 2nd it. I found him a goofy boy next door, yet with this rare talent. Sooooo cute!
 
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