Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue (born May 17, 1989) is a Canadian ice dancer. With skating partner Scott Moir, she is the 2010 and 2018 Olympic champion, the 2014 Olympic silver medalist, three time World champion (2010, 2012, 2017), three time Four Continents champion (2008, 2012, 2017), the 2016 17 Grand Prix Final champion, eight time Canadian National champion (2008 2010, 2012 2014, 2017 2018) and the 2006 World Junior champion. Virtue and Moir are also 2014 Olympic silver medalists and 2018 Olympic gold medalists in the team event.
Virtue and Moir were paired in 1997, and after winning the Canadian Junior title in 2004, they became Canada’s top ice dance couple in 2007 and won the silver medal at the 2008 World Championships. In 2009, they won a bronze medal at the World Championships and became the first ice dance team to receive a 10.0 for a canada goose coats program component score under the Canada Goose Parka new ISU Judging System. In 2010, they became the first Canada Goose sale ice dancers from North America to win an Olympic gold medal, ending the 34 year streak of the Europeans. They were the first ice dance team to win the Olympic gold on home ice and the first ice dancers to win gold in their Olympic debut. They are the youngest pair ever to win an canada goose store Olympic title.
Virtue and Moir continued to be one of the world’s top canada goose coats on sale ice dancing canada goose black friday sale teams after their first Olympic victory. They won World Championship gold medals in 2010 and 2012, World Championship silver canada goose clearance medals in 2011 and 2013, and Olympic silver in 2014. After taking a two year break from competition, they returned and were the 2017 World champions and 2018 Olympic champions. Virtue and Moir are the world record score holders for the now defunct original dance, and they are also the current world record holders for the short dance and overall score. They are the most decorated Canadian ice dance team of all time and the most 2018 canada goose outlet decorated Olympic figure skaters of all time.
Having skated together for over 20 years, Virtue and Moir are the longest standing ice dance team in Canadian history. They have been praised for their versatility, as they Canada Goose Coats On Sale skated well to many different types of music during their careers. In 2018, Time noted that “they’ve become especially beloved by new and returning spectators alike for their passionate performances and undeniable chemistry, on and off the ice.”Virtue was born in London, Ontario, Canada. Born to Kate and Jim Virtue, she is the youngest of four children. She attended Holy Names High School in Windsor, Ontario, in addition to an electronic learning school called “AMDEC” based in Stratford, Ontario. Virtue passed up the opportunity to enter the National Ballet School at age 9 to devote herself to skating. She studied psychology at the University of Windsor in 2007, and as of 2014 was completing her degree at University of Western Ontario.
In canadian goose jacket 2003, Virtue began living in Canton, Michigan, in the US, to train under Igor Shpilband Canada Goose Online and Marina Zueva. After the 2014 Olympics, Canada Goose online she moved back to London, Ontario. In 2016, she canada goose outlet toronto factory moved to Montreal, Quebec, where she and Moir were coached by Marie France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon. Virtue and Moir’s relationship has been platonic, though they joked that they did date at age 7 and 9. During the 2018 Olympics, their on ice chemistry led to Internet canada goose speculation of them being a romantic couple.
Virtue and Scott Moir began skating together in 1997, having been paired by Moir’s aunt, who was coaching them at the time. Early in their career, they trained in Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario with Paul MacIntosh and Suzanne Killing.
In the 2001 02 season, Virtue and 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. In buy canada goose jacket 2003, they moved to Canton, Michigan, and began working with coaches Igor Shpilband and Marina Zueva at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena.
2003 04 season: Junior Grand Prix debut
In 2003 04, Virtue and 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. On the 2004 05 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 and placed fourth. They were named to the team to the 2005 World Junior Championships, where they won the silver medal.
2005 06 season: World Junior title and senior international debut
Virtue and Moir remained at the junior level internationally in the 2005 06 season. 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 and Moir placed 3rd Canada Goose Outlet and were named first alternates to the Olympic team. They were named to the team to the 2006 Four Continents, where they won the canada goose outlet store locations bronze medal. At the 2006 World Junior Championships, they became the first Canadian ice dancers to win the title. Virtue and Moir are the most decorated junior level Canadian ice dancers.
2006 07 season: Grand Canada Goose Jackets Prix debut
In the 2006 cheap Canada Goose 07 season, Virtue and Moir competed solely on the senior level. They made their Grand Prix debut at the 2006 Skate Canada International, where they won the silver medal. They placed 4th at the 2006 Trophe ric Bompard.
At the 2007 Canadian Championships, Virtue and Moir won the silver medal, and repeated their bronze medal finish at Four Continents. Their debut at the World Championships was the highest debut by any team in over canada goose clearance sale two decades when they placed 6th.
2007 08 season: buy canada goose jacket cheap Four canada goose deals Continents title
Virtue and Moir were assigned to Skate Canada International and the NHK Trophy for the 2007 08 Grand Prix season. 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 and 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.
In the 2008 09 season, Virtue and 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 and Moir won the silver medal behind their friends and training partners, Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White cheap canada goose goosesale . 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.
2009 10 season: Olympic and World titles
Virtue/Moir started off the 2009 10 Olympic season at the 2009 Trophe ric Bompard, finishing first by a margin of 16.07 points ahead of the silver medalists, Nathalie Pchalat and Fabian Bourzat. They also won the 2009 Skate Canada International with a combined score of 204.38 points, 19.31 points ahead of Pchalat/Bourzat. At that competition, they received the first 10.0 for ice dance under the ISU Judging System. They were second at the Grand Prix Final behind Davis and White.
In January 2010, Virtue and Moir won their third national title at the 2010 Canadian Championships, placing first in all three segments of the competition and earning 221.95 points overall, which was 37.25 ahead of silver medalists Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier. They set Canadian records for free dance and for canada goose replica combined total..