Tessa and Scott, Our journey from childhood dream to Gold.
Tessa was eight and Scott was 10 when they started skating together. Scott was playing hockey and Tessa learning ballet while being taught ice dance. They overcame numerous obstacles during their twenty-one year career which culminated with the Gold Medal for Ice Dancing in 2010 in Vancouver. two Silver Medals at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and two Gold Medals at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018.
They had the support of family, financially and emotionally but while training, they were on their own, drawing strength and motivation from each other.
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They won four World Championships, three Four Continents Championships, nine Canadian Championships and six Skate Canada International title.
At Pyeongchang the set the world record for the highest total score in ice dancing.
The Goose is theirs! An incredibly dangerous yet stunning move with Scott squatting, his toes pointing outward with Tessa kneeling on his back with one leg and the other extended behind her.
They trained for years in Michigan and moved to Montreal under the guidance of World Champions Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon in Montreal, Quebec in 2016 in preparation for the 2018 Olympics.
Virtue and Moir had a Team with and behind them. B2Ten was one of those Team members. The duo were having difficulties in portraying their characters convincingly so Cirque du Soleil choreographer Silvia Gonzalez helped achieve the slight nuance changes.
They ran their training like a business with monthly meetings of the fifteen Team members. Lead by Patrice and Marie-France, the members were B2Ten, mental preparation coach Jean-Francois Menard, physiologist Chris Rozdilsky, strength and conditioning coaches Jaime Livingston and Scotty Livingston, physiotherapist John Flood, osteopath Dave Campbell, Pilates instructor Ann McMillan, nutritionist Alexia de Macar, naturopath Kim McQueen and massage therapist Kimberly Wong.
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