In a social media post, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir announce that they are “stepping away” from ice dancing.
Both Virtue and Moir posted a video on their individual Twitter accounts on Tuesday night.
In the cellphone video, both Virtue and Moir are seen skating on an ice rink, thanking their fans for all their support over the years.
VIRTUE AND MOIR HANG UP SKATES AFTER 22 YEARS TOGETHER
Virtue and Moir have been partners on the ice for over 22 years, becoming household names after winning gold in Canada in 2010.
Fans have adored their chemistry on the ice ever since.
“After 22 years, it feels like the right time to step away from the sport. 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 said in the video.
“Twenty-two years and it’s been — I can’t put that into words. I’m not going to be emotional, this is my first selfie video ever and I’m not going to cry in it,” Moir said.
VIRTUE AND MOIR ANNOUNCE RETIREMENT OVER TWITTER
Talk about their retirement began circulating after winning the gold during the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, but the pair did not make a formal announcement until last night.
Virtue and Moir won gold in ice dancing at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and silver at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, as well as golf in team figure skating at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and silver at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
NEXT GENERATION OF CANADIAN SKATERS IN GOOD HANDS
Virtue and Moir are about to begin their Rock the Rink Tour, which will begin in Abbotsford BC in October before ending in St. John’s NL in November.
Talking about the future of the sport in Canada, Virtue said that “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.”
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