Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Just Announced Their Retirement With A Super Sentimental Video
Canadians are getting so emotional.
Two Canadian icons are officially hanging up their skates. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir announced this Tuesday that they would be “stepping away” from ice dancing. The pair revealed their plans to retire in a video message posted to both of their Twitter accounts on Sept. 17.
In the video, the couple is seen skating around a rink as Moir holds a cellphone camera. The pair graciously thanked their fans for supporting them while trying to keep themselves from getting overly emotional during the announcement.
"After 22 years, it feels like the right time to step away from the sport," Virtue says. "This is so personal and emotional for both of us. We’re just so grateful. How lucky are we really that we got to share all of this together and with all of you?"
Virtue and Moir, who are both now in their early 30s, have been ice dancing partners. "Twenty-two years and it’s been — I can’t put that into words," Moir gushed in the video. "I’m not going to be emotional; this is my first selfie video ever, and I’m not going to cry in it."
And the two weren't the only ones getting emotional:
Sportsnet, Moir and Virtue gained even more attention during their final Olympic appearance in 2018, with fans praising .first became household names in Canada after they won Olympic gold during the 2010 Vancouver games. According to
Despite the sad news, Virtue maintained a positive outlook saying that Canadian ice dancing is only going to get better. "We’re in such good hands in Canada," the veteran of the sport said. "The next generation of skaters is going to blaze new trails; break all of our records, and we can’t wait to cheer them on."