It is not only what Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have done but how they’ve done it. Still both under 30, but now in their 19th year of skating together, Virtue and Moir became the first North Americans to win the Olympic ice dance championship and the first Canadians to win an Olympic skating gold on home ice with their legendary elegance, athleticism and innovation, and their unparalleled unison. In the process, they also became widely-loved ambassadors for the sport of figure skating as well as leaders of and proponents for the “North American School of Ice Dancing.” Tessa’s battle through the Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome which essentially destroyed their usual training regimen, and the young couple’s togetherness during the injury, made their 2010 Olympic championship and ensuing world title all the more gratifying and made them national household names. They later won a second world championship, and two more Olympic silvers before leaving “eligible” skating as one of the world's greatest ice dance teams. But through Stars on Ice, they continue to entertain skating fans and push the physical and creative envelope of their sport.
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