Tessa Virtue feels so good about the present and future that she, her partner and their coaches don’t want to dwell on the past.
So it hasn’t been public knowledge that one-half of the first Olympic ice dance gold-medal team was in complete agony, yet again, after she and Scott Moir finished second at the World Championships last spring.
The severe shin pain that forced her to undergo operations for chronic exertional compartment syndrome in...
Ginger Rogers famously said she did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.
Tessa Virtue does it backwards and on skates.
Backwards stroking is the basic component of figure skating, how to get from here to there on the ice, into most jumps and as undercarriage for the complicated contortions of ice dancing with all its footy flourishes.
The rink is frigid, the handful of official onlookers buried in their official papers. But in this frosty milieu, Canada’s young but storied ice dancers, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, are showing that they are ready to break loose again, and regain the world championship title they lost last year.
Virtue and Moir, the dominant Olympic champions of Vancouver, showed off their new programs in front of Skate...
Don't know how to break the news BUT Scott Moir is in love! He gushed that there is a new girl in his life: niece Charlotte Grace Moir made her debut last month into the arms of her parents: Scott's older brother Danny and his wife Tessa. (I know - what are the odds?) Scott comes from a very tight-knit family and credits Danny with being the one who inspired him to get into ice dance. (Thanks Danny - we're all glad you did!)
If patience is a virtue, then (Tessa) Virtue must be more virtuous than most. Not only has she endured surgeries on both of her shins – twice over the last 3 seasons – requiring lots of time off the ice to heal, but she has also been playing GOLF in her down time!! (As if she hasn’t suffered enough? Kidding.) Patience and grace and the ability to keep her eye on the prize is what defines Tessa Virtue for me.
In her words, she is eager to compete and credits the amazing team of professionals around her...