What Reignited Jason Brown’s Love for Figure Skating
In less than two and a half years living in Toronto and training under Brian Orser and Tracy Wilson, 2015 U.S. champion Jason Brown has been through it all. He suffered whiplash and a concussion as a result of a car accident, had the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2020 canceled days before the event was slated to begin, spent four months off the ice due to a global pandemic, and most recently had his sole ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating assignment of the season – Skate Canada International – canceled as well.
After his 2019-20 season was delayed a month due to the concussion he suffered in August 2019, Brown’s 2020-21 season will not see its first in-person competition until more than halfway through in January 2021. Far from what Brown, now in his eighth season as a senior on the international stage, is used to, he knows these setbacks only bring him closer to his coaching team.
“In these four years we’re going to end up being together – and who knows about after, I’m just focused on that four-year block – we have officially gone through everything we possibly could have,” Brown, 25, said. “We’ve gone through it all, we’re going to continue to go through it all, who knows what’s around the corner. But each time we’ve had these setbacks, we get to know each other better. We’ve gotten a lot closer and been able to navigate through the ups and downs of seasons so much easier as a team, so I think we’re trying to look at this in the most positive light.”
Brown moved to …