Motivated by a school field trip when she was six years old, Tessa Virtue started skating and was partnered with Scott Moir at the age of seven in London, Ontario. Together they have captivated the skating world for over 20 years. With an Olympic gold, three world titles, and eight national wins in their record, hopes are high for PyeongChang 2018.
Not to mention that Tessa and Scott will be leading all Canadian athletes into the opening ceremonies in South Korea. Despite their impressive skating abilities, it’s the ice dancers’ chemistry, kindness, and charm that has earned their widespread adoration by fans.
Fun facts about Tessa and Scott
- Tessa and Scott have a very specific pre-skate ritual, including “the Hug,” which helps them connect with each other before each competition.
- Before figure skating, Scott had dreams of winning the Stanley Cup with his favourite hockey team, the Toronto Maple Leafs.
- Tessa and Scott love to golf. They have their own charity golf tournament and look forward to golfing more after skating.
- Tessa is very superstitious. She makes sure to put on her left skate first and always wears her grandmother’s green t-shirt the night before a competition.
Watch Tessa and Scott compete in figure skating (ice dance). Here’s the schedule.
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