Patrick Chan announces retirement from competitive figure skating

Figure skating: Canadian world champion Chan Declares retirement

Figure skating: Canadian world champion Chan Declares retirement

Chan said he had fulfilled his "dreams and aspirations" after he was part of the Canadian squad which won the gold medal in the team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in February.

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

Originally from Toronto, Chan now calls Vancouver home. He returned to the Winter Games four years later in Sochi, this time finishing on the podium with a pair of silver medals in the individual and team competitions.

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

Chan won the first of his record 10 Canadian men's titles in 2008 and was awarded the prestigious Lou Marsh Award in 2011 as Canada's top athlete.

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

Skate Canada CEO commented: "His attractive lyrical skating matched with his outgoing and positive personality has made him a champion on and off the ice".

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

He was described as "one of the best in the world" by Mike Slipchuk, Skate Canada's high performance director.