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googooeyes
02-26-2011, 02:28 PM
Don Jackson AND Patrick Chan in one show!
Don Jackson and Patrick Chan are skating in the Oshawa Skating Club carnival on Saturday April 2nd at the GM Centre just east of Toronto.
I saw it on another forum and checked it out.

skatesindreams
02-26-2011, 04:23 PM
Anyone who sees them will be very fortunate indeed!

Skate Talker
02-26-2011, 07:32 PM
Well if it actually happens then I guess this will dispel the rumour that they are one person.

:lol:

Okay so maybe it's all a figment of my imagination, but something about Chan reminds me a lot of Donald Jackson.

googooeyes
02-27-2011, 03:22 AM
Maybe it's because Jackson was his first coach in Canskate when he was 5!

Aussie Willy
02-27-2011, 05:41 AM
Don Jackson is still skating? How old is he now? I have video of him doing professional comps back in the 80s and he was in his mid 40s.

googooeyes
02-27-2011, 01:55 PM
He is 70 and still doing double jumps, great spins and fast footwork. He still skates in a few shows every year as well as teaching.

aaron
02-27-2011, 02:53 PM
Patrick seems to get good inspirations from the wise old men. This combination reminds me of Colson&Chan relationship. If anyone is going to this event I'd be pleased to hear about it :)

Skate Talker
02-27-2011, 03:41 PM
Don Jackson is still skating? How old is he now? I have video of him doing professional comps back in the 80s and he was in his mid 40s.

There was a video up on youtube from a gala in Europe around Christmas time last year (2009) and it was amazing. I think he skated to Jesus Christ Superstar but not sure. It might be worth trying to find. The crowd really enjoyed it too. :hat1:

Aussie Willy
02-27-2011, 08:27 PM
He is 70 and still doing double jumps, great spins and fast footwork. He still skates in a few shows every year as well as teaching.
Thanks for that. That is amazing. It would be worth having a look at any clips if anyone could find them.

googooeyes
02-27-2011, 11:23 PM
Just saw this:
OSC presents "ADVENTURES IN TV LAND"
with 2 special guest skaters
World Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist Don Jackson,
2 time World Silver Medalist and Olympian Patrick Chan

Tickets will be available for OSC Carnival members Saturday, February 26th through the GM Centre box office.
Tickets will be available for general public on Saturday, March 5th through the GM Centre box office.

Prices:
Adults $20
4-8 yrs old $12
3 and under FREE

http://www.generalmotorscentre.com/gmc-events.html -GM Centre
OSC -means Oshawa Skating Club

Skate Talker
02-28-2011, 12:03 AM
Thanks for that. That is amazing. It would be worth having a look at any clips if anyone could find them.

Well since your fingers are broken (:P) here is one link for you to start off. This is not the performance I was referring to as this one takes place in the summer of 2008, but it is pretty much the same as the one from Christmas a year ago. I of course had to play it for myself and I noted he actually does a 3-jump combo. They are single jumps but just the same... And the blurr spin at the end of the second number is smoking fast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9NffjGc2JQ&feature=related

And here's a little somethin', somethin' from 2009.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADqe9DYKHR0&NR=1

victorskid
03-06-2011, 03:12 AM
The tickets went on general sale today - here's the direct link: http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3AGMC%3AGMC11%3AOSC%3 A&linkID=global-oshawa&shopperContext&caller&appCode