Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Are About To Become Honorary Doctors
The Olympic skaters are getting honorary degrees next month.
Canada's favourite skating duo are being honoured once again. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will be getting honorary degrees from a Canadian university next month. So this Canadian duo will not only be Olympic champions, they'll also be honorary doctors soon.
In October, Virtue and Moir will be honoured at Western University's fall convocation ceremony and preseted with honorary degrees.
The Olympic skaters will be getting a Doctor of Laws degree from Western at 10 a.m. on Oct. 23 as they are "distinguished individuals" in international sports according to the university.
Virtue and Moir have been skating together for a long time. Their partnership began in 1997 when they were just kids and has persisted over the decades.
According to Hello Magazine, after winning gold at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, "they became the youngest ever ice dancing team to win a gold, and the first Canadians to do so at home."
That was followed up by even more Olympic medals, two silvers in Sochi in 2014 and two golds in PyeongChang in 2018.
With their win in PyeongChang, they became the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.
These honourary degrees will not be the first time that Virtue and Moir have been honoured in Canada recently.
They were inducted into the Canada Walk of Fame in December 2018, less than a year after they won gold medals at the Olympics in PyeongChang.
In April they were honoured at the London Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction for the work they do in the sports community there.
Virtue and Moir also had ceremonies commemorating their Walk of Fame inductions in their hometowns of London and Ilderton in August.
This fall Virtue and Moir will be skating all over the country in a cross-Canada Rock The Rink tour with other Canadian figure skaters.
The tour starts on Oct. 5 in Abbotsford, B.C. and ends on Nov. 23 in St. Johns, Newfoundland. Exactly a month before the tour ends Virtue and Moir will be honoured at Western University.