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Scott Moir

Figure Skating: 2017 Canadian National Skating Championships
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Scott Moir

Scott Moir
  • Birth date 9/02/1987
  • Birthplace London
  • Hometown London, Ontario
  • Residence Montreal
  • Height/Weight 5'10"/ 176 lbs
  • Olympics 2010, 2014


Scott Moir began skating with ice dance partner Tessa Virtue in 1997 at the suggestion of his aunt, who coached both of them. Virtue was 7 and Moir was 9; a little over a decade later the ice dance couple thrilled their home nation by winning gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics in Canada. They were the youngest skaters ever to become ice dance Olympic champions and the first to come from Canada. They won two world titles between the Vancouver and Sochi Games, but in 2014 they were bested at the Olympics by their long-time rivals and then-training partners, Meryl Davis and Charlie White. The duo won a silver in the inaugural team event with their fellow Canadian skaters and in the ice dancing competition, took silver behind Davis and White. They took the next two seasons off from competition, leaving some to wonder if they would retire for good. In February 2016, Virtue and Moir announced they would return to competition with an eye on the 2018 Olympics. A few months later, they attended the 2016 World Championships as broadcasters and spectators, joking that they were eating popcorn in the media box. They say they felt inspired by the teams on the ice and tried to take something from every duo.

They moved their training base from Michigan to Montreal, where they train with two-time world champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France. The Canadian couple went undefeated in their 2016-17 comeback season. Virtue and Moir won a Challenger Series competition in Montreal, followed by two golds on the Grand Prix circuit, which vaulted them into the exclusive Grand Prix Final, which they also won. They won their seventh Canadian national title and were selected to continue their season at the Four Continents Championships and the 2017 World Championships. They won at Four Continents, which was held at the same venue that will host Olympic figure skating in 2018, and picked up their third world title. During their comeback season, Virtue and Moir also notched the highest scores ever recorded in the short dance and total overall score.

They traded those high scores throughout the Olympic season with Papadakis and Cizeron. Virtue and Moir started their 2018 Olympic season with a win at the Autumn Classic. Then, they won both of their Grand Prix assignments in Canada and Japan. They fell to second behind the French at the Grand Prix Final and in January, won another Canadian national title.
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