Three-time defending champ Chan pulls out of worlds

Mar 4, 2014

Three-time defending champ Chan pulls out of worlds

Reigning men’s world champion Patrick Chan, who settled for silver at the Sochi Olympics, said Monday he will not seek a fourth consecutive title at this month’s World Figure Skating Championships. The Canadian, the latest big name to pull out of the upcoming March ...

Canada's Chan dignified in defeat

| Feb 16, 2014

Canada's Chan dignified in defeat

by Jack Gallagher

Canada’s Patrick Chan held a press conference on Saturday, the day after settling for the silver medal behind Yuzuru Hanyu. The three-time defending world champion is handling the disappointment remarkably well. “I am lucky I have people and my girlfriend to talk to,” he ...

Fernandez claims second straight European title

Jan 19, 2014

Fernandez claims second straight European title

Spain’s Javier Fernandez boosted his Olympic medal hopes as he defended his men’s crown at the European Championships in Budapest on Saturday as Russia faced a dilemma over who to choose for their men’s team at the Sochi Games. The 22-year-old from Madrid landed ...

Jan 11, 2014

Chan dominates at Canada nationals

Three-time world champion Patrick Chan easily won the men’s short program Friday night in the Canadian figure skating championships. The favorite heading into the Sochi Olympics next month, Chan opened with a huge quadruple toe-triple toe combination, but then doubled a planned triple Axel ...

Hanyu wins in grand fashion

Dec 7, 2013

Hanyu wins in grand fashion

by Jack Gallagher

Despite falling on the opening jump of his free skate, Yuzuru Hanyu held off three-time world champion Patrick Chan to win the Grand Prix Final on Friday night in dramatic fashion at Marine Messe. With the Sochi Olympics just two months away, Hanyu raised ...

Chan soars with record score; Hanyu makes GP Final

Nov 17, 2013

Chan soars with record score; Hanyu makes GP Final

World champion Patrick Chan gave a performance which he believes can win him gold at the Sochi Olympics as American Ashley Wagner successfully defended her women’s title at the Trophee Bompard Grand Prix on Saturday. Chan won a fourth Paris gold in spectacular style ...

Brilliant Chan sets record

Nov 16, 2013

Brilliant Chan sets record

Patrick Chan likes the idea of breaking world records. He did it again Friday, and would love nothing more than to shatter it once more in February. At the Olympics. The three-time world champion from Canada improved his own world record in the men’s ...

Chan wins in Canada; silver for Hanyu, Suzuki

Oct 27, 2013

Chan wins in Canada; silver for Hanyu, Suzuki

Russian teenager Julia Lipnitskaia claimed her first Grand Prix gold medal at Skate Canada on Saturday while Canada’s three-time reigning world champion Patrick Chan pocketed his fourth. Lipnitskaia topped the women’s field with a magnificent, seemingly flawless and technically superlative performance that earned a ...

Chan leads Oda, Hanyu; Suzuki third after short

Oct 26, 2013

Chan leads Oda, Hanyu; Suzuki third after short

American Gracie Gold delivered the short program performance of the day on Friday to finish atop the standings in what was a superbly skated women’s opener at Skate Canada. On the men’s side, it was more a case of hands down on the ice ...