On September 2, 1987, Scott Moir, the Virgo skater was born in Ilderton, Ontario, Canada. The dancer was fascinated by ice skating since he was a child, having been born into a family of skaters.
Without a doubt, he had a lot of help from his family, especially his mother, who acted as a coach for him.
Moir eventually developed into a skilled skater and ice dancer. Perhaps he was destined to meet Virtue, and the two would go on to win a slew of awards together.
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Moir was born in the Canadian city of London. He was born in Ilderton, Ontario, to Alma (née MacCormack) and Joe Moir. Danny Moir and Charlie Moir are his siblings, and he is the youngest of three sons. Moir hails from a skating family, with his mother working as a coach and both of his elder brothers competing in the sport. Sheri Moir and Cara Moir, his cousins, were also members of Canada’s NEXXICE team in the 2007 World Synchronized Skating Championships.
Moir moved to Canton, Michigan, in the United States in 2004 to study with Igor Shpilband and Marina Zueva. He returned to Ilderton, Ontario, after the 2014 Olympics. He and Virtue were coached by Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon for the last two seasons of their amateur careers in Montreal, Quebec.
Moir went to Medway High School in Arva, Ontario, as well as AMDEC, an electronic learning high school.
Scott Moir began skating at the age of three, and his mother first pushed him to take up figure skating as a way to improve his hockey skills, which he did.
Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue began skating together in 1997 when they were seven and nine years old, they were partnered together by his aunt. Virtue and Moir began their careers in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, where they trained under Paul MacIntosh and Suzanne Killing after leaving their initial skating club in Ilderton, Ontario. At the 2001 Canadian Championships, they were the pre-novice champions.
Scott Moir is the 2010 and 2018 Olympic champion, the 2014 Olympic silver medalist, a three-time World champion (2010, 2012, 2017), a three-time Four Continents champion (2008, 2012, 2017), the 2016–17 Grand Prix Final champion, an eight-time Canadian national champion (2008–2010, 2012–2014, 2017–2018), the 2006 World Junior champion, and the 2006 Junior Grand Prix champion, along with his ice dance partner Tessa Virtue.
Moir and Virtue are also gold medalists in the team event at the 2018 Olympics and silver medalists in the team event at the 2014 Olympics. They became the most decorated Canadian ice dance team of all time and the most decorated Olympic figure skaters of all time after capturing their third Olympic gold medal. They are the first ice dancers in history to achieve a Super Slam, winning all major events during their senior and junior careers. They are widely considered one of the best ice dancing teams of all time. For the now-defunct original dance, Virtue and Moir held the world record score.
Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue, who were seven and nine years old at the time, were teamed in 1997. They won the Canadian junior championship in 2004 and were named the best ice dance team in Canada in 2007. They won silver at the 2008 World Championships and bronze at the 2009 World Championships, and they were the first ice dance team to obtain a perfect score of 10.0 for a programme component score under the new ISU Judging System.
This duo became the first ice dancers from North America to win an Olympic gold medal in 2010, breaking the Europeans’ 34-year winning streak. Virtue and Moir are the first ice dancers to win a gold medal in their Olympic debut, as well as the youngest ice dance team to ever win an Olympic on home ice.
After their first Olympic victory in 2010, Virtue and Moir remained one of the best ice dance teams in the world. They are World champions in 2010 and 2012, silver medalists in 2011 and 2013, and silver medalists in the 2014 Olympic ice dance and team event. They returned to competition in the fall of 2016 after a two-season hiatus and won the 2017 World Championships with a historic unbeaten season. They became only the second ice-dance team in history to win two Olympic gold medals in the individual event at the 2018 Olympics.
Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue are the longest-running ice dance duo in Canadian history, having skated together for almost two decades. “They’ve become notably appreciated by new and returning spectators alike for their passionate performances and unmistakable chemistry, on and off the rink,” Time magazine wrote in 2018. Virtue and Moir announced on September 17, 2019, that they are “moving away” from ice dancing after 22 years as partners. Virtue and Moir were both awarded the Order of Canada in 2020 “for their athletic prowess and for inspiring a new generation of figure skaters.”
Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue retires
After a decorated career, Canada’s double Olympic figure skating champions announced their retirement from ice dance on September 17th, 2019. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, two-time Olympic gold medalists, retired from ice dancing after a 22-year career.
Moir worked part-time as a consultant coach with teams like Lajoie/Lagha after his competitive career ended, and he also choreographed for teams such as Fournier Beaudry/Sørensen and Hubbell/Donohue, as well as singles skater Nicolas Nadeau.
Moir was named Head Coach and Managing Director of the new Ice Academy of Montreal school in Southwestern Ontario, which will be located in London, Ontario, and will include his mother and cousins on the staff, on February 2, 2021.
A few days later, it was revealed that Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko, from the United States, would be training under Moir, leaving Moir’s old instructor Igor Shpilband. The Ice Academy of Montreal announced on June 16, 2021, that Canadian ice dancers Haley Sales and Nikolas Wamsteeker would be Moir’s second pairing.
Scott Moir is 35 years old. He was born on September 2, 1987.
Scott Moir is currently worth $3,000,000. He made most of his money from his career as an ice dancer.
is Scott Moir Married?
Scott Moir engaged Jackie Mascarin, at Canada’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, in 2019. Even there were Jackie Mascarin and Scott Moir Wedding Pictures that went viral online then. However, the wedding didn’t hold because of covid. And there hasn’t been updating since then. The entire internet was surprised that he didn’t date his long-time partner Tessa Virtue.
Are Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue still friends?
Yes, the duo are still friends. There hasn’t been news of a rift or them ending their friendship
What happened to Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue?
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are no longer competing in figure skating. They are, however, still finding ways to stay involved in the sport to which they have dedicated their lives. Both of them have joined the Canadian broadcast team for the 2022 Winter Olympics ice dancing competitions.
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