Last season was their first senior international debut on the Grand Prix circuit where they placed second at Skate Canada and fourth at Trophee Eric Bompard. “My mother is a figure skating coach, my dad played hockey and coached and my two older brothers also skated.
They also won bronze again at the 2007 Four Continents Championships, second at the 2007 Canadian Championships, and a very respectable sixth at the 2007 World Figure Skating Championships. I started skating at three, got my first dance partner at age eight and started skating with Tessa at nine.” Virtue had a slightly different reason when she started at the age of six.
There’s a lot of hype surrounding Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue these days. Scott and Tessa’s spectacular combination of world-class athleticism and out-of-this-world artistry casts a spell on everyone who lays eyes on them.
As the most decorated figure skaters in Canadian history, they’ve shattered records, raised the bar sky-high, and utterly entranced us in the process with their transcendent performances.
The history of their relationship, starting with their childhood partnering to what they now call a “business partnership,” is complied in their own words and dictat Steve Milton had an alternate title for the memoir of Canadian Olympic and World champion ice dance team, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, but the straightforward Tessa & Scott: Our Journey from Childhood Dream to Gold won out.
Suffice it to say that this focused, disciplined duo has already accomplished a lot.During the 2005-06 season, team won gold medals in all their Junior Grand Prix (JGP) events – including the JGP Final.They also won the Junior World title that year as well as placing third at the 2006 Canadian Championships and the 2006 Four Continent Championships.A figure skating fan practically since birth, Tessa and Scott’s career has been on my radar for five seasons, from their first year on the senior circuit, back when there was no international fan base to speak of and you had to piece their narrative together from random interviews. My favorite Christmas gift (and that’s up against season one of The Vampire Diaries on DVD), I read through this chronicle in small increments, ensuring it wouldn’t go by too fast.Even though I was forewarned, the book is bigger than I expected, equivalent in size to that of a coffee table keepsake.W Network even released a reality show about them earlier this year.