When Patrick Chan won the 2005 Canadian Junior Championship, his first figure skating coach Osborne Colson was by his side.
Colson used to coach the legendary figure skater Barbara Ann Scott, the golden girl of post-war Canadian figure skating. She became the first Canadian figure skater to win Olympic gold in 1948 in London.
Former coach Christy Krall is credited with helping Patrick Chan to develop the all- important quad jump with the help of the Dartfish software, which analyzes athlete performance.
Canadian figure skater Kurt Browning landed the first four revolution quad jumps at the 1988 World Figure Skating Championships in Budapest.
During her time as coach, Krall also developed Chan’s detailed diet and fitness plan, which have contributed to his success as a world-class figure skater.
Patrick Chan’s current team consists of coach Kathy Johnson, a trained modern dance coach, and his choreographers David Wilson and Jeffrey Buttle. Buttle is the 2008 world champion and took bronze at the 2006 Winter Games in Torino.
With the help of his team, Patrick Chan has developed a graceful, refined style, with his speed on the ice allowing him the luxury of artistry when executing the most challenging technical elements.
Patrick Chan recently moved his home and training base from Colorado Springs to Detroit, and now divides his time between Motown and Toronto.