Patrick Uber Thread - from Vancouver to Sochi

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  1. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

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    I love it too, luckiest1. Somehow seeing Partrick and Mr Colson together warms my heart. They looked more like grandpa and kid then coach and student together. I am sure Patrick wishes Mr Colson was around to see the fruits of his labour. The Chan family holds Mr Colson in very high regard because at every interview where the family spoke, they would speak in awe of him. I remember reading on another thread an interview conducted in Russia after the 2011 World. In that interview, Patrick said that he visited Mr Colson's grave on his way to Russia before the Worlds competition. He 'talked to him like the way he always did'. [I teared a wee bit reading that :lol:]

    Certainly, the thought that Mr Colson believed in him, would have been an added impetus to continue after Vancouver when he did consider quitting. I would think it is not an easy decision. Four years of family support and hard work just for the medals. Patrick, you know Mr Colson would be proud of you. I hope Patrick will pass on his skating skills and knowledge to the younger generation just like Mr Colson passed on his skills to little Patrick then.

    Thanks Proustable for reminding us of Patrick's wonderful programs. I have been watching them over and over again. My next hobby project will be to put together my favourite skaters' programs in individual disks (thanks to you-tube). Sometimes, I feel sad knowing that the likelihood that he will retire from competition after Sochi is high. I only started following Patrick in 2010 after discovering him on you-tube (figure skating seems non-existent in Australia). I do feel like that I have watched him grow from a kid to a young man with a lovely girlfriend. Every skater brings with them something special. Patrick brought with him his incredible skating skills, his gorgeous smile and his open, affable personality. He may not be a sexy pin-up boy, but he is, IMO, a mother's dream for her daughter. :D
     
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  2. luckiest1

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    I keep coming back here to see if we have any word on programs yet.....am I going to have to find out for myself in Thornhill? ;) Slow day at work today, think I'll click on that youtube link (bad, bad employee) and go down memory lane.....

    ETA: Omg! I love that performance. I still have that whole men's long program on my PVR 2 1/2 years later. What a great night, too bad I wasn't there.
     
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  3. spikydurian

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    Found this old vid of Patrick. It was made a long a time ago before he went to his first World competition. He's so cute.:)
     
  4. Corianna

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    Hey folks, thanks for all those delightful vids.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d9LSJIzuQU
    Nationals 2008 Free Program

    He says when he gets off the ice that BC is great! I guess so - this 2008 program and then the 2011 program at Nationals in BC! I am so grateful to have been there both times!
     
  6. luckiest1

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  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Patrick may only be skating in the FS, which may be why he's not listed in the SP starting order.
     
  8. luckiest1

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    You mean there's still hope? :) I'll hold onto that for now, then. Although, for the short & free dances (senior), they list them out separately because the free has one extra team.
     
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  10. Emdee

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    I guess he isnt skating... damn. I was so looking forward to getting a peek at him.
    Maybe he is going to Finlandia like VM?
     
  11. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Yes, because he's still listed when you click on the Entries link.
     
  12. VarBar

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    Since Patrick doesn't have a new short program for the Olympic season he'd be interested to get feedback from the judges for before the Grand Prix Series, I wouldn't be surprised if he wanted to skate just his long program at Thornhill if the rules of the competition permit. I wouldn't even expect him to attempt quadruple jumps if he goes.
     
  13. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

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    :( Noooo... I am looking forward to his new LP!

    Love this vid too. He was soo happy that he nearly fall over when he skated right into the barrier. :lol:

    I agree VarBar.
     
  14. luckiest1

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    Yes, he is still in the entries list, just not showing on the skate order. Regardless, I will still be there, so if he shows up I will be over the moon! :)
     
  15. nylynnr

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    My understanding is Patrick plans to skate his free at Thornhill.
     
  16. Emdee

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    Thank you so much nylynnr.... I have declined other invites to see our favourite skater so was really disappointed!
     
  17. leapfrogonice

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    That would make sense. Not a far trip from his training base in Detroit, and sufficient event quality to warrant Canadian "monitoring" types to show up and keep tabs, as they are "supposed" to do regardless of the skater.
     
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  18. luckiest1

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  19. Corianna

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    Wonderful. See you all there. And we'll write, Spikey.
     
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    You and Emdee will report back to us please!
     
  22. leapfrogonice

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    What's Patrick's first competition this season ? Last year he did Skate Detroit. He trains there now, and he did not compete as far as I know, and that event has come and gone. Anybody know? Would love to see the programs before the Grand Prix.
     
  23. Sylvia

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    He is debuting his FS at COS in Thornhill next weekend. He did not compete at Skate Detroit last year... was his first competition outing at the Japan Open (FS) in early October?
     
  24. Emdee

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    Yes Sylvia the JO was his first competition.
     
  25. spikydurian

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    Emdee; luckiest1, Corianna - don't forget to post pictures and report back here. Do include other skaters' reports too if any. Meanwhile, I will also check out Kiss and Cry section. Patrick is not telling his LP program until the day itself. :)
    Keep an eye on Roman Sadovsky. The kid is amazing. The way he moves do remind me of little Patrick. :D Canada seems to have a many upcoming talented little skaters this season particularly the boys!
     
  26. Corianna

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    Of course we'll report. I imagine either Emdee or Luckiest 1 or both know how to do pictures. I gather you can't access the Skate Canada live feed? I'm sure The vid will be posted. Most of the provincial competition highlights are showing up on Twitter.

    I'm going for Sunday only but the others are going Saturday as well. I agree about Roman. Anthony Kan and Nan are also terrific. You've probably seen that Kevin didn't skate - due to a boot problem, and Emanuel didn't show in BC. Jeremy Ten skated well. Very cute eleven year old named Eric Liu won junior with a score in the mid fifties. If you follow Sylvia on twitter you can check him out.
     
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  27. Emdee

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    I am not good with action pics. Besides this rink has strange netting.
    I think Danielle earl is to be there so you will get some great pics.
     
  28. spikydurian

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    Yes, I saw Ten's skate. Happy that he's doing well and gotten over his injuries. I also saw Kan and Eric's skates. I understand Eric's parents were former pairs skaters. I haven't watched all the vids from BC competition yet.

    There is live streaming for Thornhill competition but I think it may be ver early morning here on Monday (working day!) hence I may not be able to watch Patrick's LP.

    OK Emdee, your report will suffice. :D Netting? Fancy watching through some netting. :(
     
  29. Corianna

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    I'm sure Patrick's will show up somewhere quite quickly.
     
  30. luckiest1

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    I don't take pictures...I only have my iPhone with me this weekend. I should be at the rink by 10 a.m.