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Canadian Olympic icons Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir announce retirement from ice dancing


Canada’s most iconic figure skating duo, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, have just announced that they will soon be hanging up their skates and saying goodbye to ice dancing.

For 22 years, Virtue and Moir have taken centre rink across Canada and the world, winning countless medals and eventually becoming a household name.

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And on Tuesday, in a video uploaded to both Olympic medalists’ Twitter accounts, they bid adieu to the sport and thanked their fans for years of support.

“After 22 years, it feels like the right time to step away from the sport. Not before we pour our hearts and souls into this Rock the Rink tour… But this is so personal and emotional for both of us,” says Virtue.

“We feel like the most fortunate kids in Canada,” says Moir, after expressing gratitude to fans for showing up to support the duo over the course of their career.

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The figure skating phenoms ended their Olympic careers in 2018 with two gold medals in Pyeongchang bringing their total Olympic medal count up to five.

Virtue and Moir are set to rock the rink for the last time in a two-month country wide tour alongside other top Canadian skaters that kicks off in Abbotsford on October 5th.

Check out their farewell video below:

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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