They're Canada's sweethearts. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are young, gorgeous, and determined to regain their titles as the world's best ice dancers. But the charismatic couple is facing challenges they never imagined when they stood on the podium after their record-breaking Olympic win in Vancouver. Tessa & Scott is a half-hour documentary series that goes behind closed doors and into the day-to-day lives of Canada's irresistible duo.
With all-inclusive access never before given by Canadian figure skaters at this level, we'll go behind the scenes as their incredible story unfolds. Our cameras will give audiences an unprecedented window into Tessa and Scott's roller-coaster life of exhilarating highs and exhausting lows both on and off the ice. You don't need to be a skating fan to be entertained by the exciting, funny and heartfelt journey of one of Canada's most beloved couples.
The youngest of four children, Tessa Virtue was born in 1989. The Virtues were a sports-oriented, active family and Tessa initially thrived in gymnastics and ballet. In fact, at the age of nine she was forced to make the decision between attending the National Ballet of Canada on a full-time basis and pursuing her skating career with Scott.
Education has always been a priority for Tessa. In addition to her busy skating schedule, she is currently pursuing a degree in psychology from the University of Windsor.
Scott Moir was born in 1987. He grew up with two older brothers in a rambunctious, athletic family that was heavily involved in the skating world. He began figure skating lessons to improve his hockey skills.
Off-ice, Scott likes to relax with childhood friends in Ilderton. He loves his nieces, country music and sports – especially hockey.
Tessa & Scott
Tessa and Scott were paired as an ice dance couple at the ages of seven and nine by Scott’s aunt, Carol, who coached both of them individually at the time. Nine years later, they became the first Canadian Ice Dancers to win the World Junior Championships. In 2010, they became the first North Americans - and the youngest team in history - to win the Olympic Gold Medal for ice dancing. Tessa and Scott also are two-time World Champions.