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Tessa Virtue  

Retired Canadian Ice Dancer & One of the Most Decorated Figure Skaters in Olympic History

Tessa Jane McCormick Virtueis a retired Canadian ice dancer. At PyeongChang 2018, Virtue and partner Scott Moir became the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history. Winning gold medals in both the ice dance and team events, they are the first figure skaters to own five career Olympic medals.

Virtue and Moir produced one of their best seasons ever in 2016-17, going undefeated en route to their third career world title. Included in that was their first ever win at the ISU Grand Prix Final as they enjoyed a successful comeback after a two-year hiatus from competition. They had taken a break to perform solely in tours and exhibitions after winning two silver medals at Sochi 2014 in the ice dance event and as part of the inaugural Olympic team event. At the ages of 20 and 22, they became the youngest ice dance team to ever win Olympic gold with their stirring free skate to Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. One month later they won their first world title.

In the fall of 2010, Virtue underwent a second surgery to relieve pressure on her calves. In their only full competition of the season, they won silver at the 2011 World Championships behind Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White. As they had since finishing 1-2 at Vancouver 2010, those two couples spent the next two seasons battling for the top of the podium. Virtue and Moir won their second world championship gold in 2012 before taking silver in 2013.

In 2016 Virtue and Moir moved their training base to Montreal to be coached by two-time world silver medallists Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon as they strive to push themselves and their sport forward both technically and artistically. Virtue and Moir were selected to serve as Team Canada’s Opening Ceremony flag bearers at PyeongChang 2018.

In 2015, Hillberg & Berk announced their collaboration with Virtue. In October of the same year, they launched Tessa Virtue collection of jewelry, which she helped design. In 2017, BonLook announced a glasses collaboration with Virtue. The BonLook X Tessa Virtue collection was launched in January 2018.

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