CBCSports.ca figure skating analyst Pj Kwong catches up with Canadians Patrick Chan, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir at the Skate Canada High Performance training camp in Mississauga, Ont.
With the figure skating season just around the corner, Skate Canada held its annual High Performance training camp on Thursday in Mississauga, Ont.
And because I know you want to know what's going on in the skating world as much as I do, I was working my handy little flip cam for up-close interviews with some of the top skaters in the world.
At different times throughout the day, the skaters were brought to the lobby and made to stand in front of a screen to address the media in a group known as a "scrum."
Patrick Chan, the two-time and reigning world champion was up first and shared his thoughts on the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.
My second "scrum" video features Olympic and two-time world ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. My favourite part of this interview is Tessa's comments about the choice of Carmen for their free dance music in preparation of the upcoming season.
Finally, here's how some of the day unfolded on Twitter.
PJ KwongPJ is a self-proclaimed Word Broker who goes by the motto: I read them. I write them. I speak them. A degree from the University of Toronto studying Modern Languages has been put to good use as a bilingual PA announcer for, among other things, the last 5 Olympic Games, the FIFA U-20 2007 Men's World Cup and numerous international figure skating events since 1993.
Working as a figure skating coach for the last 25+ years led to commentating opportunities from CTV/TSN, ABC, Tokyo Broadcasting, CBC, Fuji TV, Seoul Broadcasting and CCTV among others. CBC has been home to Pj's skating voice, writing and commentary opinions since 2007. She would tell you that although working in skating is where her passion lies; she is the voice of lots of commercial projects, a blogger on her own site, a public speaker and with "Taking The Ice: Success Stories from the World of Canadian Figure Skating" a published author. You want opinions? She's got them. Follow her on Twitter to see.