Canadian skating icon Patrick Chan hangs up skates

Patrick Chan's ability to marry technical ability and artistry made him stand out during his career

Patrick Chan's ability to marry technical ability and artistry made him stand out during his career

Chan hangs up his skates two months after winning team gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics to add to his double silver at Sochi in 2014.

Patrick Chan has announced his retirement from competitive figure skating, ending an illustrious career that included three straight World Championships between 2011 and 2013.

The announcement was widely expected as Chan had previously hinted he would call time on his career after the Games.

"It has been an honour and a privilege to skate for Canada", said Chan.

"It has given me memorable experiences and has taught me lessons I will carry throughout life".

Chan's consistency and longevity has been incredible over the course of his career, as he won his 10th national title in January to break a record held since 1939.

"I hope to have inspired many young skaters that with hard work, perseverance and dedication anything is possible".

The 27-year-old's trophy case also includes three Four Continents titles and 15 medals on the Grand Prix circuit.

"His lovely lyrical skating matched with his outgoing and positive personality has made him a champion on and off the ice", said Skate Canada CEO Debra Armstrong.

"Patrick's impact on the sport has been instrumental to the continued success of figure skating in Canada", Slipchuk added.

"Patrick has left a tremendous mark on Canadian skating and we thank him for inspiring Canadians to embrace the joy of skating".

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