Tessa Virtue
Ice dancer
Tessa Virtue
Tessa Virtue is a Canadian ice dancer who competes with Scott Moir. Virtue and Moir are the 2010 Olympic champions, the 2010 World Champions, the 2008 & 2012 Four Continents Champions, the 2006 World Junior Champions and a four-time (2008–2010, 2012) Canadian national champions. At the 2009 Skate Canada competition, they became the first ice dance team to ever receive a 10.0 component score mark under the ISU Judging System.
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Canadians Virtue and Moir win Grand Prix Final for 1st time
Fox News - 2 months
MARSEILLE, France (AP) Former Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the ice dance at the Grand Prix final on Saturday, clinching the elusive title for the first time in their comeback year.
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Davis, White win first-ever U.S. gold in Olympic ice dancing
CBS News - about 3 years
Meryl Davis and Charlie White capture Olympic title in Sochi, dethroning 2010 champs Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada
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Americans are favored in Sochi Olympics ice dancing
LATimes - about 3 years
Meryl Davis and Charlie White sent a message to defending gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir with resounding win in team competition. SOCHI, Russia — On paper, the ice dance competition that begins Sunday looks like this:     
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Russian Figure Skating Team Wins Gold Medal In Team Event As Julia Lipnitskaia Dazzles
Huffington Post - about 3 years
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia Rules. The host nation won its first gold medal of the Sochi Olympics on Sunday night in the new event of team figure skating, and the resurgence of Russia's once dominant figure skating machine was led by veteran Evgeni Plushenko and teenager Julia Lipnitskaia. In an Iceberg arena packed with their exulting countrymen, including President Vladimir Putin, the Russians skated away from Canada and the United States to win the gold before the final free dance even started. In no discipline did they finish worse than third in compiling 67 points heading into the free dance, to 56 for Canada and 50 for the Americans. It was a rout built on the experience of Plushenko, the consummate showman who now owns medals from four Olympics — his two gold and two silver are a record for modern-era figure skaters. It was capped by the freshness of the 15-year-old Lipnitskaia, who donned a Russia baseball cap when she was done with her sublime tour of the ice, sat wi ...
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Figure Skating Conspiracy? U.S. Officials Deny L'Equipe Report Alleging Intent To 'Help' Russians
Huffington Post - about 3 years
By Pritha Sarkar SOCHI, Russia, Feb 8 (Reuters) - U.S. Figure Skating has strongly denied reports suggesting the United States and Russia are conspiring to help each other win gold medals at the Sochi Olympics. "Comments made in a L'Equipe story are categorically false," the American governing body said in a statement on Saturday. "There is no 'help' between countries. We have no further response to rumours, anonymous sources or conjecture." U.S. media picked up on the report, saying the arrangement would help Meryl Davis and Charlie White to become the first Americans to win the Olympic ice dance gold, while Russia in return would benefit in the team and pairs competitions. The original report also alluded to the fact that the arrangement was made so Davis and White were guaranteed to beat Canadian rivals and 2010 Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, with whom they share a coach in Marina Zoueva. ...
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Chan, Virtue, Moir win Canadian Figure Skating Championships titles
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Three-time world champion Patrick Chan captured his seventh national title and reigning Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won their sixth at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships. Chan on Saturday secured his place as the man to beat at next month's Sochi Winter Olympics by scoring 188.30 points to win the free skate and taking the overall men's crown with 277.42 points. Virtue and Moir served notice they will be tough to beat in defending gold next month at the Sochi Winter Olympics by taking the free skate with 117.87 points and claimed the overall crown with 194.03. Kevin Reynolds was second in the men's event on 242.45 with Liam Firus third on 238.13, each of them booking a trip to Sochi next month as well.
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Golden Chan, Wagner light up Paris GP
Yahoo News - over 3 years
World champion Patrick Chan gave a performance which he believes can win him gold at the Sochi Olympics as American Ashley Wagner successfully defended her women's title at the Trophee Bompard figure skating Grand Prix in Paris on Saturday. Chan won a fourth Paris gold in spectacular style as fellow Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir claimed their third in ice dancing on the last day of competition at the fifth of the six-round ISU Grand Prix series. Wagner, 22, held off Russian teenagers Adelina Sotnikova and Anna Pogorilaya, who claimed silver and bronze respectively, to stay top of the podium. The 22-year-old outshone Japanese rival Yuzuru Hanyu as he followed his record in Friday's short programme with a new world best in both the free skate, 196.75 points, and overall total score, 295.27.
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No place like home for figure skating champions Virtue and Moir
Reuters.com - almost 4 years
LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Olympic and world ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will enjoy home ice advantage this week as they defend their world championship crown but the Canadians will do their best to try and pretend they are somewhere else.
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Virtue, Moir dance way to fifth Canadian title
Calgary Sun - about 4 years
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir look like they’re wrestling under the sheets in their sexed-up “Carmen” free dance.
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The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead for Sept. 4-10 - TMC Net
Google News - over 5 years
(TBA) MISSISSAUGA, Ont. _ Media availability with 2011 world champion Patrick Chan and 2010 Olympic and world champs Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. (10 am at Hershey Centre) TORONTO _ Harry Winston Diamond Corp. holds second-quarter conference call
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„Sostinės dienų“ dovana – šiuolaikiška muzikinė intriga su „Gus Gus“ ir „Club ... - DELFI
Google News - over 5 years
Pagal ritmingą kūrinį savo programą atlieka daug garsių šios sporto šakos meistrų, tarp jų – ir dabartiniai olimpiniai bei pasaulio čempionai kanadiečiai Tessa Virtue ir Scottas Moiras. 2002-aisiais susibūrusi grupė greitai šovė į populiarumo aukštumas
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Kim Yu-na's Summer Ice Show Set to Open on Independence Day Weekend - Arirang News
Google News - over 5 years
The lineup features a slew of stars including Vancouver Olympic pair champions Shen Zue and Zhao Hongbo of China and ice dance gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Current men's world champion Patrick Chan, also Canadian, and seven-time European
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Michal Češka: Chci na olympiádu! - denik.cz
Google News - over 5 years
Od té doby, co jsem s Karolínou, tak obdivuji olympijské vítěze z USA – Tessa Virtue a Scotta Moira. Krasobruslení nepatří zrovna mezi nejpopulárnější sporty. Jak to vnímáte vy? Myslím, že se to bude lepšit. Přeci jen Verner a Březina už dosáhli
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Sk8 or die! "Tessa & Scott:" a sartorial appreciation - San Francisco Bay Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
In terms of facial features, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (Canada's 2010 Olympic ice-dancing champs, among their many accolades) were born to dance to together. They've got the distinctive “Are we siblings or are we lovers?
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威廉凱特助燃卡爾加里國際牛仔節盛火 - NTDTV
Google News - over 5 years
去年增加的冰上秀(Ice Show)大獲好評,溫哥華冬奧會冰舞冠軍特薩‧維楚(Tessa Virtue)和斯科特‧莫伊爾(Scott Moir)的表演傾倒無數觀眾,今年的亮點不遑多讓,乃是加拿大超級明星——2001年世界花樣滑冰錦標賽和2002年鹽湖城冬奧會雙人滑冠軍傑米‧賽爾(Jamie Sale)和
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Sports fans flock to London - London Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir compete in the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, one of the events London hosted in 2010. (File photo) Boosted by sports fans, London's tourism industry jumped even higher than
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Metro+state: Cool celebration awaits Canton's prized ice dancers - Detroit Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
The three teams -- gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, silver medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, and bronze medalists Alex and Maia Shibutani -- are all scheduled to attend. The public portion of the celebration begins at 6 pm
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Canton Connection - Hometownlife.com
Google News - over 5 years
The public is invited to attend a meet-and-greet from 6-7 pm Gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, silver medal winners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani will be honored. For more information on Canton's
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tessa Virtue
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 26
    In 2016, she moved to Montreal, Quebec.
    More Details Hide Details Virtue and Moir began skating together in 1997, having been paired by Moir's cousin, who was coaching them at the time. Early in their career, they trained in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario with Paul MacIntosh and Suzanne Killing.
  • 2014
    Age 24
    After the 2014 Olympics, she moved back to London, Ontario.
    More Details Hide Details Virtue studied psychology at the University of Windsor and is currently completing her degree at the University of Western Ontario.
  • 2013
    Age 23
    They have been assigned two Grand Prix events for the season: the 2013 Skate Canada International, and the 2013 Trophée Eric Bompard and won those two competitions. They started the season winning 2013 Finlandia Trophy in Espoo. They finished second at the Grand Prix Final with their best score of the season (190.00). During the airing of the 2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships on TSN, Virtue/Moir stated that they could be retiring after the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
    More Details Hide Details At the Sochi games, they won silver in both the Ice dancing and team skate events. They later decided to skip the world championships along with Patrick Chan. On February 20, 2016, Virtue/Moir announced on CBC's Road to the Olympic Games that they planned to return to competition for the 2016–17 figure skating season and that they had moved to Montreal, with Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon as their new coaches. In October 2010, Virtue, Moir, and co-writer Steve Milton published a book about their career called Tessa and Scott: Our Journey from Childhood Dream to Gold. In late 2013, they filmed their TV show, Tessa and Scott, which focuses on their training for the Olympics. The show aired on W network in January 2014. Virtue/Moir have toured with Stars on Ice in Canada and Japan, and performed in ice shows such as Festa on Ice, Shall We Dance On Ice, and All That Skate. They also participated in:de:Art on Ice in Switzerland.
    At the Grand Prix Final, Virtue/Moir took the silver medal behind Davis/White. They decided to modify their "The Waltz Goes On" short dance, simplifying the storyline. The two debuted the modified short dance at the 2013 Canadian Championships, earning a score of 79.04. They won their fifth national title with a combined score of 187.19 after their Carmen-themed free dance. Virtue/Moir placed first in the short dance at the 2013 Four Continents Championships. During their free dance, Virtue felt cramping in her legs and paused the performance; they resumed after about three minutes and finished second to Davis/White. Virtue and Moir also finished second to Davis/White at the 2013 World Championships in their hometown of London, Ontario.
    More Details Hide Details Virtue/Moir started their season at the 2013 Finlandia Trophy and won the gold medal.
  • 2012
    Age 22
    They were assigned to two Grand Prix events, the 2012 Skate Canada International and the 2012 Rostelecom Cup.
    More Details Hide Details At Skate Canada, Virtue/Moir won the short dance with a score of 65.09, only .01 points ahead of Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte of Italy. They went on to win the competition with a total score of 169.41, which was 9.35 points ahead of the Italians.
    Virtue/Moir then competed at the 2012 World Championships and won the gold medal, finishing first in both segments ahead of silver medalists Davis/White.
    More Details Hide Details Following Igor Shpilband's dismissal from the Arctic Edge Arena in June 2012, Virtue/Moir decided to remain at the rink with Marina Zueva and ended their collaboration with Shpilband. Virtue/Moir withdrew from the 2012 Finlandia Trophy due to a slight muscle strain in Moir's neck.
    In February, they competed at the 2012 Four Continents Championships.
    More Details Hide Details After a second place short dance, they rallied in the free dance to win their second Four Continents championships and first since 2008. It was also their first victory over training mates Davis/White since the 2010 World Championships.
  • 2011
    Age 21
    Virtue/Moir were assigned to two Grand Prix events, 2011 Skate Canada and 2011 Trophee Eric Bompard, having declined a newly introduced option to compete in a third.
    More Details Hide Details They announced their music selections in August. The two won their first event of the season, 2011 Finlandia Trophy. They won both their Grand Prix events and qualified for the Grand Prix Final, where they finished second in both segments to win the silver medal. In late December 2011, the ISU acknowledged a scoring error in the free dance; had the scores been correctly calculated (+ .5 points), Virtue/Moir would have won that segment. The scores from the Grand Prix Final were left unchanged, however. Virtue/Moir won their fourth national title in January 2012.
    At the 2011 World Championships, they placed second overall by 3.48 points behind the American team of Meryl Davis / Charlie White.
    More Details Hide Details Following the World Championships, Virtue experienced pain in her shins and calves. She decided against another surgery and chose other methods to overcome the problem.
  • 2010
    Age 20
    Virtue underwent surgery in October 2010 to reduce the lingering pain in her shins and calves that is a result of chronic exertional compartment syndrome, leading to their withdrawal from Skate Canada. They also withdrew from the 2011 Canadian Championships because they had not had enough time to train after the surgery. Virtue/Moir made their season debut at the 2011 Four Continents.
    More Details Hide Details They were in the lead following the short dance but withdrew midway through the free dance after Virtue felt tightness in her left quad muscle. Virtue stated, "The issue with my quad was actually coming from my pelvis and my back. It seemed to be stemming from a particular lift we were doing, which was a split lift. Upon returning home to Michigan we changed that lift immediately, so now we do an upside-down position instead of a split."
    For the 2010–11 Grand Prix season, Virtue/Moir were assigned to the 2010 Skate Canada International and to the 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard.
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    Virtue/Moir competed at the 2010 World Championships, placing first in the compulsory dance with 44.13 points, improving their previous personal best.
    More Details Hide Details They also won the original dance with 70.27 points, a world record under the ISU Judging System. They placed second in the free dance with 110.03 points, .46 behind Davis/White. Overall they claimed their first World Championship title scoring 224.43 points, 1.40 ahead of the Americans. They received numerous 10.00 for program components marks in the original dance and in the free dance.
    On January 2010, Virtue/Moir won their third national title at the 2010 Canadian Championships, placing first all the three segments of the competition and earning 221.95 points overall, which was 37.25 ahead of silver medalists Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirier.
    More Details Hide Details They set Canadian records for free dance and for combined total. Virtue/Moir competed in the ice dancing competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics from February 19 through 22. They placed second in the compulsory dance, earning a new personal best score of 42.74 points, just 1.02 off the lead. They earned 68.41 points in the original dance, placing first in that segment of the competition. They scored 110.42 points in the free dance, easily winning the gold medal overall with an insurmountable total score of 221.57, surpassing silver medalists Davis/White by 5.83 points. In the free dance, they received four 10.00 marks from the judges in the program components, two for the performance execution and two for interpretation, a feat never before accomplished by a figure skater/or team under the International Judging System. They became the first Canadian as well as the first North American ice dance team and the youngest dance team to win the Olympics, and the first ice dance team to win the Olympic gold on home ice. They were also the first ice dancers to win gold on their Olympic debut since the inaugural Olympic ice dance event in 1976.
    Virtue and Moir are the 2010 Olympic champions, the 2014 Olympic silver medalists, the 2010 and 2012 World champions, the 2008 and 2012 Four Continents champions, the 2006 World Junior champions and six-time Canadian national champions (2008–2010, 2012-2014). Virtue and Moir began skating together in 1997 and they won their first World Championship medal, a silver, in 2008.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2008
    Age 18
    In the 2008–09 season, Virtue/Moir withdrew from both their Grand Prix events due to Virtue's medical condition; she had been diagnosed with chronic exertional compartment syndrome and underwent surgery in October 2008 to alleviate the condition. She returned to the ice at the start of December, which she later said was probably too early. At the 2009 Canadian Championships, they won the gold medal. At the 2009 Four Continents Championships, Virtue/Moir won the silver medal behind Americans Meryl Davis / Charlie White. At the 2009 World Championships, they won the bronze medal, after placing 3rd in the compulsory dance, 6th in the original dance, and 4th in the free skate.
    More Details Hide Details Virtue/Moir started off the 2009–10 Olympic season at the 2009 Trophée Eric Bompard, finishing first by a margin of 16.07 points ahead of the silver medalists, Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat. They also won the 2009 Skate Canada International, with a total combined score of 204.38 points, 19.31 points ahead of Péchalat/Bourzat. At that competition, they received the first 10. for ice dance under the ISU Judging System. They were second at the Grand Prix Final behind Davis/White.
  • 2007
    Age 17
    They won the 2007 Skate Canada International and placed second at the 2007 NHK Trophy, qualifying them for the Grand Prix Final, where they came in fourth place. Virtue/Moir won their first Canadian national title at the 2008 Canadian Championships and earned spots for the Four Continents and World Championships. They won the gold medal at the 2008 Four Continents Championships. At the 2008 World Championships in Sweden, Virtue and Moir won the silver medal, winning the free dance segment with their program to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg soundtrack.
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    Virtue/Moir were assigned to Skate Canada International and the NHK Trophy for the 2007–08 Grand Prix season.
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  • 2006
    Age 16
    They made their Grand Prix debut at the 2006 Skate Canada International, where they won the silver medal. They placed 4th at the 2006 Trophée Eric Bompard. At the 2007 Canadian Championships, Virtue/Moir won the silver medal, and repeated their bronze medal finish at Four Continents.
    More Details Hide Details In their debut at the World Championships, they placed 6th.
  • 2005
    Age 15
    On the 2005–06 ISU Junior Grand Prix, they won both their events as well as the Junior Grand Prix Final. At the 2006 Canadian Championships, Virtue/Moir placed 3rd and were named as first alternates to the Olympic team. They were named to the team to the 2006 Four Continents, where they won the bronze medal. At the 2006 World Junior Championships, they became the first Canadian ice dancers to win the title.
    More Details Hide Details In the 2006–07 season, Virtue/Moir competed solely on the senior level.
  • 2004
    Age 14
    The following season, Virtue/Moir moved up to senior nationally but remained juniors internationally. On the 2004–2005 ISU Junior Grand Prix, they won the event in China and won the silver medal at the event in France, which qualified them for the Junior Grand Prix Final, where they won the silver medal. They made their senior national debut at the 2005 Canadian Championships, where they placed fourth. They were named to the team to the 2005 World Junior Championships, where they won the silver medal.
    More Details Hide Details Virtue/Moir remained at the junior level internationally in the 2005–06 season.
  • 2003
    Age 13
    In 2003–04, Virtue/Moir made their ISU Junior Grand Prix debut on the 2003–04 ISU Junior Grand Prix. They placed 4th at the event in Croatia and 6th in Slovakia. 2004 Canadian Championships, they won the Junior title, qualifying them for the team to the 2004 World Junior Championships, where they placed 11th.
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    In 2003, she began living in Canton, Michigan, US, due to her training.
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  • 2001
    Age 11
    In the 2001–02 season, Virtue/Moir won the bronze medal at the 2002 Canadian Championships at the novice level. The following season, they placed 7th at the 2003 Canadian Championships in the junior division.
    More Details Hide Details In 2003, they moved to Canton, Michigan and began working with coaches Igor Shpilband and Marina Zueva at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1989
    Born
    Born on May 17, 1989.
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