Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by ali_dorate, Jun 24, 2013.
Thank you everyone!
I hope Patrick always carries a smile on his way to Sochi!
Yes, smiling on the way............and after
Patrick has a gorgeous smile. He smiled one straight at me on CSOI Toronto.
Thanks ali_dorate for starting the new thread. Here's to Patrick's SMILE. Love this pix of him when he was 16 .. the start of his medal journey.
Sigh.. I can only look at his picture and pretend he smiles straight at me!
Got a smile and nod from him at an airport once. Here's a toast to the new thread.
We will have to toast him with non alcoholic wine as he cannot drink.
How about this smile from when he was even younger?
Me and Patrick Chan at City Ice. He is really nice.
Seems this picture was uploaded to webstagram yesterday but I suppose none of us can tell how recent it is. Patrick's nose looks sun-burnt.
He can't drink, I can't skate.... If I toast with champagne I'd say we're even.
Why can't Chan drink?
Chan gets this reaction to alcohol. Its common to many people of Chinese heritage. I think their whole face gets very flushed and hot.
I love these two posts Corianna. Tooth marks on the heart!
Hmmm... I think it's very recent. His hair has been incredibly short for the last year or so. Burnt nose from sight-seeing in Taiwan and China? OK, I did some googling. I think the venue is City Ice Rink in Detroit. Couldn't find any pictures of this ice rink so I cannot be absolutely certain.
Or it could just as well be this one: City Ice Pavilion Skating School - Long Island, NY.
I think you are right, VarBar. You are a better 'detective' than I am!
Patrick and his Canada Day picture.
Can someone tell what are all those statues? And what is Patrick wearing over his eyes?
I would say Patrick is wearing sunglasses over his eyes.
I have no idea what or who those statues represent.
The short answer is modern art. Unfortunately, I don't know the long answer. lol
The picture might have been taken at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.
KC is the hometown of Kathy Johnson, no?
I thought it was sunnies (Ozzie slang for sunglasses) but it looked too bright blue?
This too is my definition of modern art, VarBar.
Now you truly deserves the title of 'great detective'. Thanks.
I thought Kathy is mostly based in C.S. And yes, I googled and read her web bio again, and it did say she returns to her base in K.C. Now I hope Patrick has started serious training and is not travelling too much. Did he confirm that he will move to train in Detroit?
Interesting (to me at least) that Patrick posted a photo with him and 4 pair of boots with blades- I am sure he is sponsored but what a great idea to always have back up. So many skaters have boot issues more should follow his lead!
axel 12345, you were probably referring to this photo?
Top skaters doing quads and other hard jumps in practice and in competition might need more than one pair of boots with blades per season, so I'm not surprised to see that Patrick's got four, just in case. Hmm, but who is using that crutch behind Patrick?
First day back in the gym. Its nice to have some great equipment and a big space to move in. Thank you D1!
What is D1, a gym room in the Detroit area? Nothing better comes to mind.
Somewhere where honour is minus the U, but these days, that could even be in Canada. Oh, aren't I a curmudgeon!
Where I grew up honour always had the U.
I got caught on a phone yesterday with an email address that said center. For me its always centre!
Corianna, I was wondering what you were referring to until I maximised Chiddy's picture. I used to work in an American company for many years and had to learn to spell the American spelling. Now I am back where I started in school.
I had a dream last night. I dreamt that Chiddy's Ex is created by Buttle! Let's see how prophetic my dream is. ....What do you all think?
Patrick is listed on the final roster for Thornhill Summer Skate, August 16/17th:
http://www.skatecanada-centralontar...al Registration List 11jul13 Summer Skate.pdf
I'm trying not to get too excited in case he doesn't show....nah, who am I kidding, I'm freaking out! LOL
I am so freaking out!!!!!!!!!
It is down the road from where I live - I hope its in the evening of the 16th... 17th I shall designate Patrick day!
Schedule is not up yet, but generally the senior men's free is later, not sure when the short will be. It's quite an impressive line up this year, even without Patrick. And what a bang for your buck at $6 a day or whatever it is!
spikydurian, I think that already happened.
The only thing for anyone who is going is carry a huge blankie. I went last year for the Scarborough figure skating event to see Poirier and Piper and it was so cold. This year I shall carry hot water bottle blankie et al.
T&S skated in Thornhill in their last oly season and I was hoping they would repeat but no such luck.
I hope Danielle Earl will be there as she gets some great pics.
Wow.. there are quite a handful of good skaters in the list too, and some very promising young ones. I am jealous Emdee. Don't forget your uggies to keep your feet and toes warm!
Emdee, I recently read an OLD article on Chiddy. Is he from York Mills? That's quite near to Thornhill? (Ahha... I am learning a bit of Canada's geography because of Chiddy).
Darn! I am caught. My dream didn't show the calendar. I mean for 2013-14.
Spiky,north York is due south of Thornhill.
Patrick doing a summer competition to test his free skate and his level of comfort to his new choreo before the GP series was to be expected I suppose since he's not going to Japan Open. As far as him possibly skating to Lawrence of Arabia, while I like the music and I think it would be an appropriate piece for the Olympic season, I'm honestly hoping for something else from David. Chan will have strong competition in Oda at Thornhill, so watch out. lol
I am just surprised to see Fumie Suguri in the line-up. I thought she had long retired from competitive skating.
I'm going to be there for sure!! I'm photographing the whole event so if you see me & I look dead on my feet, it's because I've been at the rink since Wednesday night!!