Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Announce They Will ‘Step Away’ From Ice Dancing

Olympians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are retiring.

The Canadian ice dancers, who won five Olympic medals over their career, announced the news in a video posted to Twitter Tuesday night.

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“After 22 years, it feels like the right time to step away from the sport,” Virtue said in the video. “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?”

Moir added, “22 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.”

Though Virtue, 30, and Moir, 32, will be retiring from the sport, they will continue to show off their skills on the ice in non-competitive shows.

The skaters will go on their Canada-wide “Rock the Rink” tour, which begins Oct. 5 in Abbotsford, B.C., and finishes up Nov. 23 in St. John’s, N.L.

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Virtue and Moir haven’t competed since winning the gold medal for ice dancing at the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018.

“We’re in such good hands in Canada,” Virtue assured fans. “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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