"Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden
They were overwhelmed by his skate and thought it was the skate of a champion/king!
Q: What is Patrick's weakness? (What should Patrick improve?)
A: Nothing.Which one of them should we believe, David or Patrick?However, Patrick himself claims he still has a lot to improve
Thanks emdee and vigiliae.
What 'inside joke'?
Oh my goodness - who is giving Patrick Chan advice? I want to write a letter confessing my love!
What great news! I love Christopher Dean's work, can't wait to see the new exhibition programme.
Likely that Christopher Dean and Patrick are working together on a new EX? And it has something to do with a cap! Here's pix of Christopher and Patrick after practice.
Gee.. so many things to look forward to this season. Three new choreographers for Patrick. He's keeping his word that he's exploring this season. Go Patrick .. no venture no gain.
SO. LOOKING. FORWARD TO THIS SEASON.
Now I think I understand the full meaning behind Dean's words "Hats off to him".
A new exhibition program involving a cap? That sort of brings me back to the Hat Trick routine Christopher choreographed for Jayne and himself as professional skaters.
Chan working with legendary Dean, how cool is that?
^^^ That was very interesting, and thanks TA. Hope Christopher does not use the same music and come out with something different for Patrick. If I have a wish.... I would like to see Patrick perform to some kind of 'tap dancing' on ice.
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Haven't seen Kulik's baseball cap number before, wonder if Patrick has.
The Accordion, I think I know what you mean by 'Hmmm' but Ilia and Patrick are two different skaters and their caps seem to be quite different in...color, right? lol
Article link:http://www.skatecanada-centralontari...ns%20slhf.htmlCongratulations to Brian Orser and Patrick Chan who were each honoured at the Ontario Sport Legends Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on September 29th.
Orser was inducted into the Hall of Fame and joins such skating legends as Petra Burka, Elvis Stojko, Toller Cranston. Donald Jackson and the late Barbara Ann Scott as honoured members of the Hall.
Patrick Chan was named winner of the Syl Apps Award as the Hall’s 2012 Athlete of the Year. Voting for the award is conducted annually by the Ontario Sport Legends Hall of Fame. To be eligible for the Award, athletes must be Ontario-born or Ontario-based and made an outstanding and memorable contribution to Ontario sports during the previous calendar year.
Congrats to both! It is quite suprising that Brian had n't been honoured until now..
BTW I'm flying to Japan tomorrow; looking forward to see Patrick's new program there.
^^^ Oh pleeeeease vigiliae, post pictures and best still .. vids of Patrick's new programs here.
Have a great time and report back.
Unfortunately photographing/vid recording is strictly prohibited in Japan.
I'll try my best to report something soon
Dean also included a hat in a routine for Kurt and Stars on Ice years back. Kurt is an expert with the hat
His jumps were great at the warm up. I saw beautiful 4T-3T right in front of me and he did a solid 3A. So it maybe because he has not been used to the rhythm of this new program.
Though I don't like the music cut, we can see cheerful, cute and sincere young man in this program. It will develop for sure. I love it.
It was a bit heartaching to see Christy and Patrick together without that big laugh they used to have.
Last edited by ali_dorate; 10-06-2012 at 10:15 AM.
Thanks ali dorate. I am worried with him falling in JO. Really hope he gets the program together on time and concentrate on training between now and the Worlds. I have been wondering how the music cut will turn out. How was it done?