CHAN RETIRES WITH ‘HUGE SMILE’
In Patrick Chan’s perfect future, he’s running a skating school in Vancouver with girlfriend Liz Putnam, and he’s enjoying a wildly successful career in commercial real estate. It’s been two months since Chan took one final spin around the competitive rink, but the three-time world champion has barely paused to reflect.
“I’m just running around town doing what I want to do, and moving on with a huge smile on my face. I feel good and light,” Chan said, before announcing his retirement Monday.
The 27-year-old from Toronto was ninth in men’s singles at the Pyeongchang Olympics. But his terrific long program in the team event all but guaranteed Canada gold.
The 10-time Canadian champion will be known for his strength and speed on the ice, but also for artistry and exquisite skating skills.