Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are Canadian ice dancers who became the first North Americans to win the Olympic gold medal in ice dancing when they triumphed at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Virtue and Moir began skating together when they were aged seven and nine, respectively. Moir’s aunt, who was also his skating coach at the time, thought that the two similarly small, athletic children would make a good match on the ice, and the pair started training at a skating rink in Kitchener, ON. The two had a natural chemistry, and their performances around London often drew thousands of spectators. During the 2007–08 season, Virtue and Moir won the gold medal at the Canadian championships and the silver at the world championships. They repeated as national champions the following season, when they also won the world championship bronze medal. The pair subsequently won a second Olympic gold medal at the 2018 Winter Games. The dynamic duo retired from competitive ice dancing in September 2019. Photo courtesy Jamie Squire.