Scott Moir, Tessa Virtue expected to announce future skating plans this summer

Ice dance gold medalists Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir look up to the crowd during victory ceremonies at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Fresh off a visit to Los Angeles for a segment on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir returned home to give some insights into their future as ice dancers.

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Virtue and Moir, from London and Ilderton respectively, stopped by 980 CFPL’s brother station FM96 to appear on The Taz Show.

“We certainly feel the support and it’s truly heartwarming and we’ve gotten that — especially from our local communities — for the last 20 years,” said Virtue.

“But returning from Pyeongchang it seemed to be on a different level and we’re so grateful for that.”


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Virtue also talked about their debut on Ellen.

“It was so exciting! There’s a great energy in the studio, the audience is so engaged and there’s dancing and it’s fun and it’s just pure entertainment. There was a sense of levity and lightness which was nice and fun for us just to be able to be in L.A. and, to be honest, to have a full day off in the sunshine.”

Moir was a bit more nervous, however, saying he felt like he was getting ready to compete.

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As for retirement, the two suggested it’s likely but that a solid answer will come this summer.

“I think every single Olympics now until about 2055 we’ll be wishing that we were a part of,” said Moir.

“It was a special run but we have to evaluate that this summer and I think there will probably be an announcement coming soon, but we need time.”

Virtue and Moir are the most decorated Olympic figure skaters of all time.


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