The First Olympic Ice Dance Champions From North America:
On February 22, 2010, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir became Canada's and North America's first-ever Olympic Ice Dance Champions.
World Champions:Virtue and Moir went on to win the world ice dance title in 2010 and also in 2012.
Canadian Ice Dance Champions, Four Continents Champions, World Silver Medalists:Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Canadian national ice dance title. They won the 2008 and 2012 Four Continents Championships and won a silver medal at the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships. In 2009, they won bronze at the World Figure Skating Championships which took place in Los Angeles.
World Junior Ice Dance Champions:
Virtue and Moir had a successful career at the junior level. In 2006, they won the World Junior Ice Dance Championships.
Dates and Places of Birth:
Tessa Virtue was born on May 17, 1989 in London, Ontario, Canada. Scott Moir was born on September 2, 1987 in London, Ontario, Canada.
About Scott Moir's Ice Skating Family:
Scott's mother is a figure skating coach. His brother, Danny, competed with his cousin Sheri Moir in ice dancing. Danny Moir is now a figure skating coach in Europe and Sheri Moir competes in synchronized skating.
Tessa began skating when she was six years old and Scott was four when he began to skate.
Virtue and Moir became ice dance partners in 1997.
Coaches and Training :
Tessa and Scott train in Canton, Michigan under Marina Zoueva.
Hobbies and Interests :
Dance, travel, photography, and shopping are things Tessa enjoys. Scott enjoys most sports, especially softball.
Both Virtue and Moir admire and look up to Kurt Browning.
Competition Highlights Through 2010:
- 2010 Olympic Games - 1st
- 2009 World Championships - 3rd
- 2008 World Championships - 2nd
- 2008 Four Continents Championships - 1st
- 2008 Canadian National Championshps - 1st
- 2007 World Championshps - 6th
- 2007 Four Continents Championshps - 3rd
- 2007 Canadian Championships - 2nd
- 2007 World Junior Championships - 1st
- 2006 Four Continents Championshps - 3rd
- 2006 Canadian Championships - 3rd