Friday, February 29, 2008

Hello everyone!

I'm sorry I haven't wrote on the blog for quite a while, I've been quite busy running errands before I leave for the world championships.
Skating has been going well, been spending allot of time on both programs. Me and Lori have made changes to both the short and long program. In the long we have added the second triple axel, it hasn't been the easiest change. I realized that adding a triple axel isn't like adding any other triple, but it hasn't discouraged me. I continue to go threw my program and push myself to attempt the second triple axel, and hopefully it will slowly become more natural.
In the short program we have changed the order of my elements. The reason why is because I found it was quite difficult to do my last triple lutz after my death drop; my right leg began to fatigue which made my triple lutz a bit risky. So now my triple lutz is right after the circular footwork, the death drop is now the last spin. Anyways I will not spoil the program since you will all see it very soon.
I went to Florida last weekend to see my coach (Don Laws), I mainly went for an interview that the skating club organized. I was really happy to be there, especially because of the warm weather which Toronto is really missing. But I was especially happy to be there since I got to catch up with Don and really spend valuable time with him.
Don will be coming up to Toronto in about a week or so to look after me before we leave for Sweden. We are both going to leave from Toronto in about two weeks. I will update my blog when I arrive in Sweden as soon as I can. I look forward to writing to you all again. I would also like to say thank you very much to those who have written and responded on my website. I cannot express how much I appreciate seeing people visiting my website. I owe It all to the fans, you help keep figure skating alive! I hope to meet you all one day very soon. I wish you all the very best. Talk to you very soon.

Patrick Chan
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Thursday, February 7, 2008


Well my coach has come down from Florida to see me. It's been quite rough for the past couple of days, especially at the beginning of this week. Luckily I've slowly started to get back under myself and getting back into shape.
Now I have been seeing Lori (my choreographer) for the past couple days and we've been hard at work with both programs. In the short were looking through the program and making sure that were not leaving any points on the table because at worlds the short program will be essential.
In the long program we have added a second triple axel. Unfortunetly it doesn't seem as easy as it sounds; we can't just add another jump. One extra jump will change the whole program: the choreography, the elements and the timing of the whole program.
Keep in mind I always take allot of time to get familiar with changes. So you can imagine how frustrating it must of been for me at the beginning of all of this.
But fortunetly I worked on both programs over and over again until it really sunk in. And now that Don has arrived things should pick up the way it was before nationals.
Well once again thank you all for reading my blog and visiting my website. I will write on the blog to keep you updated on what I'm doing, in a couple of weeks. Talk to you soon!

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