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Old 08-20-2011, 02:26 AM
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Welcome to the Scott&Tessa thread!


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Olympic Champions





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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Because their best is still yet to come.
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 "their charm and grace is disarming and delightful."
Because "The only other person that knows what I’ve been through is Scott."



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Old 08-20-2011, 02:37 AM
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:41 AM
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Hey guys, the previous thread was closed before this one was even opened -- which made starting this one more than a little tricky in terms of finding an unclosed thread from which to copy (and then modify) the OP formatting -- and I wasn't even able to access the internet most of yesterday hence why I opened this at 3 in the morning. That said, I wasn't planning to open the thread for a third consecutive time.

In the future, if anyone wants to start a new thread but doesn't know how:

1. Go to the opening post and click "Reply to Quote"

2. Copy the content

3. Return to the main page and click "Post New Thread"

4. Paste the copied content (removing the "quote" brackets from the beginning and end)

5. Insert the designated title in the Title bar at the top; I also just copy and paste from the prior thread in order to carry over the symbols

6. Add a link to the most recent thread in the opening post's "past threads" list -- enter the number, highlight the text, and click the "Insert Link" button at the top of the post, inserting the link to the previous thread. However, the step isn't necessary and can be updated later in the next new thread.

7. Click "Submit New Thread"


And that's it.

And on a more pleasant note, here's a particularly great fan recording of IWHYH. I'm at the point of watching these things muted because I'm getting a bit burned out on the songs, heh, but the quality of this one is fantastic -- so close you can really feel their speed, which isn't always captured so well on video. Also catch Scott's singing in all of its glory.

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Old 08-20-2011, 09:40 AM
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TFTNT!!

I wanted to reply to truly from the last thread:

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I had been disappointed that we didn't get more photos-videos from SOI (like last year), but Yu-Na's show - or I should say, her fans - more than makes up for that lack. And anyhow, I think both of Tessa and Scott's programs were better from having more mileage on them.
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I'm not saying there weren't any good SOI photos (some of you posted some really nice ones).
It was more about comparing to last year, probably because it was an Olympic year and Tessa and Scott were riding a popularity high, it seemed there were a lot less this year.
That might be part of it, but I think a lot of it was that T&S didn't get to partake in a majority of this year's SoI shows because of Worlds being delayed, so there were far fewer opportunities for us fans to get pics and vids, alas. Oh, how I wish they had been at the show in Ottawa ...

V., who loves all the pics and vids we've been getting from ATS!
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Thanks for the new thread and the clip. The Koreans' reaction to their every move is fantastic to hear. I can understand why skaters are so enthusiastic to perform for such an audience.
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thanks for the vid! off to watch it.
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Thanks for opening the new thread and the pics, Verity

In the first pic, Scott looks like he's having a serious migraines attack...

There are some new pics on Florent Amodios fb page












Not T&S related, but Florent... these pants!! Don't put any thoughts into Yu-Na or David Wilsons head for future opening numbers....



On a very random note: there has been some buzzing on twitter about Emily Samuelson and the possibility that she found a new partner. Either this or she recently got engaged
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Thanks for opening the new thread and the pics, Verity

In the first pic, Scott looks like he's having a serious migraines attack...
he can't handle tessa's hotness

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TFTNT, Verity! And thanks for posting that great video!

Here's the recording of the Latin number by the same person. Some more amusing singing by Scott during Temptation.

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Im sorry I was late on reopening the thread for you guys on the other one.
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I must say, I'm loving the recent icenetwork.com coverage of the Detroit area skating clubs. It's almost like a cool kind of rivalry could develop between the Detroit Skating Club and Arctic Edge, insofar as ice dance goes (five of the top ten ranked ISU dance teams now train at the DSC or Arctic Edge). Top teams with amazing talent and the desire to push the sport forward, not to mention some of (if not, the) best coaches in the world, makes for a wonderful sense of anticipation regarding the coming season.

Here's a nice article elaborating on the work that Detroit Skating Club teams did with Anna T, as well as her thoughts on translating Latin dance to the ice.
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I must say, I'm loving the recent icenetwork.com coverage of the Detroit area skating clubs. It's almost like a cool kind of rivalry could develop between the Detroit Skating Club and Arctic Edge, insofar as ice dance goes (five of the top ten ranked ISU dance teams now train at the DSC or Arctic Edge). Top teams with amazing talent and the desire to push the sport forward, not to mention some of (if not, the) best coaches in the world, makes for a wonderful sense of anticipation regarding the coming season.
The rivalry between the top teams is going to be great to watch at Worlds and leading up to then. Depending on how they do throughout the season and on how much their federation pushes them, Ilinykh/Katsalapov might also get in the mix. Also, I have to say I don't really see Weaver/Poje as medal contenders, although I like them a lot. But we'll probably get a better idea once we see all the teams' new programs.
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TFTNT Verity!

I had asked for the last one to be reopened, but looks like you found an older unclosed thread at least to gain access to the OP coding.
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TFTNT! I thought we had lost it
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