And then over time, just realized we missed the structure of training and waking up with a purpose, and having goals in mind, daily goals, weekly goals, seasonal goals.
“We missed competing.” It was a decision they arrived at over a series of conversations, and finally made firm during a long car ride last summer in Beijing. “We were in the car for a couple of hours and we just talked about ’OK, in a dream world, if we came back, what would our team look like? What music would we use.’ And we just kind of really started building a plan then.
They are also the first and only ice dancers to win gold on their Olympic debut.
They are the youngest pair ever to win an Olympic title.
We’re lucky that we were able to stay in the skating world and we had to some extend stayed in skating shape.
But to accomplish our goals, we’re talking about top five …
In 2009, they became the first ice dance team to receive a 10.0 for a program component score under the new ISU Judging System.
So I think it is a bit of a mixture, but it certainly feels we are in the right place.
We’re happy to be here, to be in the mix, to be on competitive ice.
“We didn’t waffle that much, and we didn’t make pros/cons lists or anything like that.
It just felt right.” The 26-year-old Virtue, and Moir, 28, will return to competition for the 2016-17 season, and rather than work with their old coach Marina Zoueva, they’ll move to Montreal to train with Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon.