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Old 02-22-2016, 09:09 AM
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Scott ღ Tessa #107 ~ Because they're returning to competitive skating again and we couldn't be more thrilled!



Welcome to the Scott&Tessa thread!
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World Champions



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In 2003-2004 season, fourteen-year old Virtue and sixteen-year old Moir made their debut on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit. They placed 4th at the event in Croatia and 6th in Slovakia. At the 2004 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, they won the Junior title, qualifying them for the 2004 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, where they placed 11th. They skated to Russian Medley choreographed by their future coach Marina Zoueva and Tutti Frutti. Canadian commentators were gushing about this remarkable new couple, calling them the new Bourne and Kraatz. Coached by Paul MacIntosh and Suzanne Killing, Virtue and Moir were quickly making themselves known in the figure skating world for their intricate footwork and incredible skating abilities.



Before the 04-05 season, Tessa and Scott moved Michigan to train with Igor Shpilband and Marina Zoueva at the Arctic Edge. The two moved up to seniors in national competitions, but chose to remain juniors internationally being 15 and 17.l Their routines were a slow foxtrot /quickstep original dance to “Call Me Irresponsible” and “Puttin on the Ritz” and a free dance to “Adios Nonino”. The 2004-2005 season was also the debut of the now-famous “Everybody Dance Now” exhibition. Tessa and Scott won silver at the JGP in France and gold China – their first international win. They won silver at the JGP Final. They were in Tessa’s hometown, for their first senior Nationals, where they placed 4th. They earned a silver medal in their second trip to the World Junior Championships, in Kitchener.



The 2005-2006 season for Scott and Tessa was a remarkable one. They competed at their first senior international competition at the Four Continents where they won a bronze medal. At only their second senior Nationals, Scott and Tessa placed third, being named alternates to the Olympic team! At this point these two weren’t even competing as seniors internationally! A commentator at Nationals exclaimed that these two would be Canada’s best ice dancers ever. And right he was as soon after, Scott and Tessa went on to capture their World Junior title becoming the very first Canadian team to do so. By this time they alone were filling the stadium with hundreds of cheering fans.



After winning the World Junior title, the 06-07 season was Tessa & Scott's international senior debut. Despite the fact that they were both still teenagers (often 10+ years younger than their competitors), Tessa & Scott achieved amazing results. They chose to skate a passionate and mature OD to Assassination Tango. Their free dance to Valse Triste played to their strengths. It was soft, lyrical, and romantic; a style that they were known for. On the Grand Prix Circuit, they placed 2nd at Skate Canada. A 4th place finish at TEB narrowly kept them from competing at the GP Final. They placed 2nd at Nationals behind the 2006 World Silver Medallists Dubreuil and Lauzon. At their first ever senior World Championships in Tokyo, Tessa & Scott remarkably finished in 6th place - something that had rarely been seen in ice dance. Everyone knew that Tessa & Scott had something special.



For the 2007-2008 season, Tessa and Scott danced to "Dark Eyes," a Russian folk song, for their OD and "Umbrellas of Cherbourg" for their FD. At their second Grand Prix, they placed first in Skate Canada, and second at the NHK trophy (where they scored a whopping hundred points for their free dance) making them eligible for the GP Final where they placed fourth. Later in the season, they won their very first national title. This allowed them to then compete at the Four Continents and World Championships, where they won the 4CC’s. With a strong compulsory dance, they sat in second place, and 3rd after the OD at the World Championships. The arena exploded in applause and cheers, as they finished their FD, as they scored a humongous 105 points, beating even the World Champions that night. It was rare to even place in the top ten at a second Worlds, but to win the silver was almost unheard of.



Due to a possible career-ending injury affecting Tessa. (Chronic External Compartment Syndrome), Tessa and Scott had to miss the first half of the 2008-2009 season. During this time Scott trained alone, often using a sandbag as a stand-in for Tessa whilst she recovered at home. Their OD was an energetic Charleston, set to music from “The Boyfriend”. Their FD was a combination of two Pink Floyd songs called “Money”, and “Great Gig in the Sky.” It was in this program that they debuted their now signature lift, The Goose, a complicated manoeuvre involving Tessa balancing with one leg on his thigh. Their free dance program gained rave reviews from international judges and skaters alike. This season, the claimed their second Canadian title, and proved that they were still a force to be reckoned with by winning the bronze medal at Senior Worlds. After the competitive season ended, they went on to tour.



Scott and Tessa made six competitive outings this season and won all but one of the competitions. Olympic year. Their powerful flamenco was set to the iconic Farrucas music (which Gordeeva and Grinkov used for their short at Lillehammer) and their breathtaking free dance was set to Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler. From the moment they debuted their free dance, every single person was in awe. They placed first at TEB, and Skate Canada easily, only to lose to their training mates, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, at the GP Final. They captured their third national title qualifiying them for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. The two were more than ready to face the pressure, and not only meet expectations but surpass them. After a strong compulsory, they sat in second to the Russian team. But as they completed their OD, there was no question that these two were in it to win it. After a stunning free dance that left a crowd cheering, standing and weeping at the sheer beauty of it the Olympic gold for theirs. They had become Canada’s Sweethearts. They went on to win their first World title setting a world record with their OD.

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“All of a sudden, one day I woke up and ice dance and T e s s a ... that was my whole life.

"There is no next partner for me. I just can't imagine skating with anyone else. I've skated with Scott since I was s e v e n. Not only would it feel w e i r d and kind of w r o n g, it's not an avenue I want to go down."

"Something c h a n g e d in my life when I started to hold on to the hand of a v e r y b e a u t i f u l little girl. And it just seemed to make more sense to hang out with a cute girl than to hang out with 19 other guys."

"I was the o n l y nine-year-old to tell the National Ballet that I was already committed to a partner"

"Then I f o u n d Tessa, and I screwed up the steps in the first competition and she stayed with me and that's when I knew I'd found t h e o n e.''


"We're actually talking most of the way through the program, just little k e y words. Tessa loves to talk, I don't even know how she breathes sometimes.... We are very focused on what we're doing and we l o v e to skate with each other, so that part comes pretty n a t u r a l l y in communicating with each other. And after t h i r t e e n years, we know e x a c t l y what the other person is t h i n k i n g and what they're trying to say by not saying anything, or a look ... like, I can see in her e y e s right n o w I'm rambling. . ." [Moir] said, trailing off.


“Their hearts b e a t at the s a m e t i m e,” says MacIntosh.

“They s e n s e each other’s e v e r y m o v e.”

On the ice, one can tell what the other is thinking with a squeeze of the hand, or the look of an eye.

H a r m o n y. Harmony in everything. If you look at them separately or individually, then yes, Scott is an interesting young boy, Tessa is a charming girl. But when they're t o g e t h e r – it's completely unique harmony between a man and a woman. At least for me. I saw that in them, and for me they're Katia and Sergei in ice dance. They revolutionized pairs skating, and Tessa and Scott r e v o l u t i o n i z e d ice dance.”

"It’s like they were b o r n to skate with each other," White said. "Even when they are walking through brand-new footwork, it looks like they’ve been doing it for y e a r s."

"Their first d a n c e as a Olympic Champions. One of the great stories in Vancouver 2010. Their era has begun. They can dance to Russia and beyond. Two more Olympics, if they want to. Ilderton was watching and celebrating, where Scott's from. London was celebrating, where Tessa's from. Their families and friends were all here. In the end, an entire country stood up and sang O Canada with them.

It was the pair’s c h e m i s t r y that caught the world’s eye—“a trust, and connection that you can’t buy,” legendary ice dancer Victor Kraatz told Maclean’s. “They just connect with each other — connect with the music,” said Shpilband. “It’s magic.”

These kids l o v e one another



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- Bring Me Flowers -
- Jump Then Fall-
- Mary's Song -
- Sway -
- Open Your Eyes To Love -
- You'll Be in My Heart -
- The Way -
- Two Is Better Than One -
- Soulmate -
- Fever -
- We're Dancing -
- Why Don't You & I -
- Forever -
- Grace -
- Vanilla Twilight -
- All We Are -
- Crazy For This Girl -
- Come on Get Higher -
- At The Beginning -
- Possibly, Maybe -
- Best Days -
- Gravity -
- One Moment More -
- Awake -
- Amazed -
- The Day I Fall in Love -
- Super Duper Cute -
- High -
- Kiss the Rain -
- Around You -
- Cosmic Love -
- Attractive Tango -
- Northern Sky -
- There's Too Much Love -
- Journey to Gold -
- Fireflies -
- Starry Eyed -
- I Wanna Hold Your Hand -
- You Can -
- Evacuate The Dance Floor -
- May I -



Because “they sense each others every move.”
Because "their hearts beat at the same time.”
Because when Tessa says no, it means no.
Because Tessa gave up the National Ballet to skate with Scott.
Because skating with any other person "is not a choice."
Because from the beginning Carol Moir knew they had something special.
Because they are each other's constants.
Because only they can get bonus points from judges for being awesome.
Because they knew they were going to be Olympic champions.
Because they revolutionized ice dance.
Because "there's no question they can become legends."
Because the OT4 do their part to keep Tim Horton's in business.
Because "You can't replace Tessa, no matter how hard you try."
Because "The only other person that knows what I’ve been through is Scott."
Because Scott says they are a "super team."
Because she's the one thing he needs when traveling


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Old 02-22-2016, 10:51 AM
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I've emerged from the woodwork again upon hearing they're returning to compete! Such exciting news, I can't wait to see what they come up with for the coming seasons
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Thank you so much for starting a new thread! I read somewhere that Scott had been in touch with Igor - I wonder if they might be reaching out to him for some help with the technical aspects of their programs. He was undoubtedly good at that end of things. Or perhaps it was a courteous gesture on V/M's part. Time will tell.
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You're welcome.

There could be various reasons for him reaching out to Igor, you're right time will tell. It's just exciting that they're going to be skating in this realm again.





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The most successful ice-dance team in Canadian history — London’s Tessa Virtue and Ilderton’s Scott Moir — is returning to the competitive realm, back on the circuit next season and aiming for more gold medals and world titles.

The 2010 Olympic champions announced their comeback over the weekend, with Moir saying he’s tired of lugging Virtue’s clubs around the golf course.

Instead, he’s going back to lifting her on the ice for precious points in front of international figure-skating judges.

“I was sick of being Tessa’s caddie,” the 28-year-old joked, “so we’re skating.”

Virtue and Moir ended their competitive sabbatical three days after the second anniversary of their silver-medal free dance in Sochi and made it clear their ultimate target is the top of the podium at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

“We knew we needed a break after Sochi and we took some time away, which was really healthy for us,” said the 26-year-old Virtue. “But there was a bit of a void. We tried to fill it with many other activities, but there was something missing from our lives.

“We wanted some purpose and structure. We wanted to wake up with these goals again.”

Moir wants to lift Tessa again | The London Free Press
Scott is still a jokester LOL.

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir's Return will shake up Ice Dance World
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8k_3chprr0

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Thanks for the link. Amazing chemistry and talent as always.
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Thank you for starting a new thread! So nice to see activity here again.

I've mostly been avoiding the sport since Sochi, I was so mad about the way Tessa and Scott were treated all of the last quad and I didn't feel I was seeing any changes in the corruption.

I'm excited to see how things go with Tessa and Scott willing to come back. I hope it means good news as far as more integrity in the judging.
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I really hope so too.

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Interview with Tessa and Scott on Ice Network:

Virtue, Moir embrace challenge of regaining status | icenetwork.com: Your home for figure skating and speed skating.

Coaches, teams weigh in on impact of Olympic medalists' comeback:

http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2016/04/11/170882484
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Hey! I'm so excited to see people posting again! How s everybody? So I went to the SOI today and wow! It's been my first proper foray back into figure skating since like a lot of us on here, I took a step back after the injustice of Sochi. Anyways - aside from Tessa and Scott, the rest of the skaters were incredible. I was so impressed with Megan and Eric, and Kaitlyn and Andrew. I felt like Kaitlyn has just grown so much as a dancer in the past 2 years. As for Tessa and Scott, it was so great to see them skate again. The chemistry, the edges, the lifts. They were very much pushed as the stars of the show, getting solo pieces while the skaters transitioned. Tbh though, I wanted to see more of them - like just more dance. I'd seen the hip hop routines on Tessa's insta and was hoping to see something different from them on ice - akin to the Latin FD of 2011. I'm hoping they're saving it for the competitive season. Oh and a cute but - when they did they're Lindt talk, about a quarter through, they just naturally reached for each other's hand and held on for the rest of the talk.
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I love those two and I am so excited they will be competing again next season
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I don't really know that much about them, but I've been spammed wth a lot of clips and gifs and they are really amazing. So amazing
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Aww, nice to see this thread again. I screamed when I found out they were coming back to competition.
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Aww, nice to see this thread again. I screamed when I found out they were coming back to competition.
Me too!!! I was so happy!!!

And I am even happiest that 2017 and 2018 World's are in Europe so I can go watch them compete


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You're welcome Everybody deserves to know the perfection that is Tessa and Scott
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Me too. It made my day. I think ice dance has been missing a little something since they left.

Lucky you, I'm jealous!
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