Sunday, July 6, 2008

Hi everyone!
Well I'm sorry I haven't blogged in a while, I was quite hung up in
exams. The competitive season had taken a lot of time away from my
school, so i had to catch up in work and prepare for exams. Finally
things have calmed down a little so now i can focus on training. I
left for Florida on friday the 4th of July. Both programs are ready
for training as well, Lori and I have spent some time polishing the
program. Of course, it's still a work in progress with probably
another polishing session with Lori when I come back from Florida. I
had also learned a few weeks ago which international grand prix's I
will be attending. I will be heading to Ottawa for Skate Canada and in
Paris for the third time for the Troph√© √Čric Bombard.
Once again I visited the elementary school that has "adopted me". The
school has done so much for me to help me along the way to the
Olympics. I also visited my first elementary school who surprised me by naming they're gymnasium under
my name. The kids also worked together to make a mosaic of me skating!
All i can say is that I was in complete shock. I was honored and told
them that such acts of gratitude help me work harder and motivate me
through those hard days at skating. So I was glad to have made the two
trips to the schools that day.
I will be training to prepare for the Liberty competition, mid July.
I'm a bit worried since I only have a little more then two weeks to
train both my new programs. But it is also good since it will push me
to work harder. I will most likely update you all after the
competition. Once again I'm sorry for making you wait for my update on
the blog. Take care and thank you for visiting my website!

Patrick

10 comments:

ai-ling said...

Hi Patrick! Glad to know you are doing well. The topic of your trip to schools sounds wonderful. Your dream is your supporter’s dream, I think.
Take care and good luck at the Liberty Summer Competition! Can't wait to see your new programs.

Jessie said...

Liberty in less than a week! Good luck with your new programs. I'm sure they're fabulous again.

lclchow said...

Wow the gym must've been such a big surprise! Hope someone will post videos from Liberty *hint hint* :)

vigiliae said...

I read about your music selection from the icenetwork news. Very interested and actually glad, because I love Rachmaninov music. Hope you get good result from your summer training and the Liberty competition :) Take care!

draw2001 said...

I hope to see your skating in Liberty competitons of this season through Youtube.
Wish you good luck on competitions!

draw2001 said...

There were some mistakes in the short program, but overall composition was really great. Also, the costume was so awesome!

lclchow said...

Hi everyone, here are 2 videos of Patrick skating at Liberty 08 from Youtube: SP and LP

Looks to me like Patrick's hand gestures are becoming more lyrical, don't you think? ^^

And here's a recent interview from the June 08 IFS Magazine.

BTW draw2001, I love your icon of Patrick's signature thumbs up to the audience! Did you make it?

lclchow said...

Hi everyone, not sure if people got to see this interview on ESPN of Patrick from when he won in Paris last year.

sunshine said...
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sunshine said...

I like his skating!
I've watched almost all of videos about him. :)