Canadian Figure Skating Icon
The winner of three Olympic gold medals — five medals in total — Tessa Virtue is one of the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history. She, with her partner Scott Moir, has skated into the hearts of people around the world after becoming the youngest ice dance champion in Olympic history in Vancouver 2010 and winning two gold medals at the 2018 Winter Games. On stage, Virtue shares the lessons of success she’s learned along her journey to becoming one of the best athletes — and artists — on Earth.
In addition to being an Olympian, Virtue is also a three-time World Champion and has won three “Four Continents Championships”, eight Canadian Championships, and six Skate Canada International titles with Moir. Together, they were the first pair of athletes to carry the Canadian flag at an Olympic opening ceremony, and were also the youngest Canadians to win a gold medal at their first Olympic Games. Post-Olympics, Virtue co-created the Thank You Canada Tour with Moir to reach Canadian fans from coast to coast. The tour visited the small towns often missed with the bigger shows.
Outside of ice dance, Virtue has shown her range and versatility in a training feature for Strong Fitness Magazine and cover feature for Best Health Magazine. She was also welcomed to the Adidas Canada family as the face of women’s training. Virtue has also been a two-time cover girl for Canada’s Real Style Magazine and featured in Vogue Japan, extending her on-ice interests in beauty and artistry while building a presence in Canada’s fashion community as a consistent face on Toronto’s red carpets.
Now retired from ice dance, Virtue continues to be a strong advocate for female empowerment and works closely with FitSpirit, an organization whose mission is to raise public awareness around the problem of declining participation in sport among pre-teen and teenage girls. She is also currently pursuing an MBA at Smith School of Business.