• Priya Sam

Episode 15: Tessa Virtue on her skating career, taking risks and life after the Olympics

Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skated together for 22 years and during that time they became the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history. In this episode, Tessa reflects on her biggest turning point; deciding to come back to compete in 2016 after a two year break. Tessa and Scott would change coaches, move to Montreal and two years later go on to win the gold medal at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang. In this episode, Tessa says these last years of her amateur career were the first time she truly loved skating. We also discuss her decision to choose skating over ballet when she was just 9-years-old, some tough times in her career when she experienced major injuries and low self-esteem, how she and Scott kept their partnership strong (including going to marriage counselling!) and what she’s up to now.

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