Tessa and Scott: Our Journey from Childhood Dream to Gold offers an intimate and revealing behind-the-scenes look at the iconic duo. Veteran sports columnist Steve Milton draws from hours of conversations with Tessa and Scott as they take us from their first meeting in 1995 to their impressive debut and rapid rise on the international scene; from the highs and lows of competitive skating to the profound impact of Tessa’s injury and subsequent recovery; and from their unprecedented Olympic achievements in Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014, through to their exhilarating triumph in Pyeongchang in 2018, when their performance capture hearts the world over and catapulted them into unparalleled international acclaim.
Lavishly illustrated with over 100 new photos, this updated and expanded edition is filled with personal stories and recollections from Tessa, Scott, and those close to them — including family members, friends, and coaches past and present. Tessa and Scott is as much a spectacular visual history as it is a celebration of two of the world’s premier athletes.
TESSA VIRTUE and SCOTT MOIR are the most decorated figure skaters in history, having won the Olympic gold medal for ice dance at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, two silver medals at the 2014 Sochi Games, and two gold medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. Additionally, in their twenty-one-year partnership, they have won four World Championships (three senior and one junior), three Four Continents Championships, nine Canadian Championships (eight senior and one junior), and six Skate Canada International titles. In a stunning performance at the 2018 Olympic Games, they recaptured the world record for highest total score in ice dancing.
STEVE MILTON has over forty years’ experience as a sportswriter and writes for the Hamilton Spectator. He has won numerous Ontario Newspaper Awards and has been both a Gemini and National Newspaper Award finalist. He is the author of more than twenty books and is a member of both the Skate Canada Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.