Patrick Chan reveals new coaching team
3-time world champion's last coach resigned in August
Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan unveiled his new three-person coaching team on Friday, after spending the last month skating without a coach following the departure of Kathy Johnson.
The 25-year-old skater will be working with Marina Zoueva, Oleg Epstein, and Johnny Johns, and train in Canton, Michigan at Arctic Edge Arena.
"I am excited to be working with Marina, Oleg and Johnny," Chan said in a statement. "They each bring so much to the table and have such a rich history of coaching world and Olympic competitors in all the disciplines. I am looking forward to the season ahead and my first event the Finlandia Trophy in just a couple weeks."
Chan, a three-time World Champion, had been without a coach since Johnson announced her resignation in mid-August.
The Toronto skater had worked with Johnson for the past four years.
The reigning Olympic silver medallist spent his off-season working on his triple Axel, primarily with Johnson but also with Oleg Epstein, a former coach of American skater Gracie Gold.
Chan's first grand prix of the season will be Skate Canada International and it will also be his first event on Canadian soil this season. The event takes place beginning on Oct. 27-30, in Mississauga, Ont., at the Hershey Centre.
With files from The Canadian Press