Last Updated: 15 May, 2023 | Views: 167
Other Profession(s): Figure Skater, Ice dancer
Famous For: Canadian Figure Skater
Higher Education: Graduated
Tessa Virtue, a well known Canadian dancer, was born in Ontario. She began skating at a young age and quickly transitioned to ice dancing. Virtue teamed up with Scott Moir in 1997 and the two quickly established themselves as one of the top ice dance teams in the world. They are the 2010 Olympic champions, the 2018 Olympic champions, three-time World Champions (2010, 2012, 2017), eight-time Canadian National Champions (2008–2010, 2012–2014, 2017, 2018) and three-time Four Continents Champions (2008, 2012, 2017).
Tessa Virtue Career:
In addition to their success on the ice, Virtue and Moir have also been known for their innovative and creative programs. They have won several awards for their choreography, including the ISU Special Achievement Award for their "Moulin Rouge" program in 2017.
Tessa has also been active in charitable causes and is an ambassador for the Right to Play organization.
Virtue and Moir announced their retirement in 2019 but returned to the ice in 2020 and announced their comeback in 2021.
In addition to her many athletic accomplishments, Virtue is also celebrated for her sportsmanship and her dedication to her craft.
She has been honored with numerous awards, including the Order of Canada, and continues to be an inspiration to young skaters and athletes around the world.
Tessa Virtue Achievements and Awards:
Winning the gold medal in ice dance at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, becoming the first North American ice dancers to do so.
Winning a total of 8 Canadian national championships (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018) with Scott Moir.
Tessa Virtue Unknown Facts:
The skating partnership between Virtue and Moir was regarded as one of the finest in the world.