REGINA – Patrick Chan finally arrived at Skate Canada International. His costumes didn’t.
The three-time world figure skating champion missed Thursday morning’s practice after his flight out of Detroit on Wednesday was delayed. He missed his connection in Toronto, and spent the night there before flying to Regina on Thursday.
He practised early Thursday evening, in track pants and a short-sleeved workout top, but his luggage had yet to arrive.
"I luckily packed my skates and practice clothes (in his carry-on)," Chan said. "I don’t have my costumes though, I might have to borrow a shirt from a skater, luckily I have friends here."
The 26-year-old from Toronto said TSA allows skates in carry-on luggage in North America.
Chan, who’s aiming for his seventh Skate Canada International title, said the hectic two days of travel are "a good test."