This episode is part of a special series featuring athletes from the Skate Canada National Team. Some episodes will be brand new and others are pulled from our podcast archives.

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The Inside Edge is where I take you behind-the-scenes of this week’s @SkatingPj Podcast. When Paul and I were asked to create a podcast series featuring Skate Canada’s National Team, we thought we would start with three-time World champion and two-time Olympic silver medallist Patrick Chan. This interview was first recorded in the summer of 2014 and we talked about the start of Patrick’s skating career and all the way to the Olympics.

I wouldn’t have known at the time that Patrick would return to competition – he seems to have unfinished business with those 5 Rings. He is looking better than ever fresh from a win at the Skate Canada International Event in Mississauga. If you have never heard Patrick talk about his own skating, this is the podcast for you.

The Outside Edge is where I highlight videos from across the skating world and bring you a little bonus from somewhere on YouTube or beyond. For this Patrick Chan podcast, I decided that a video update would be perfect. In the video, Patrick talks about his evolution and the changes he has made since I last interviewed him.

Photograph by Sean McKinnon. Check out more of Sean’s amazing photographs on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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