TESSA AND SCOTT: OUR JOURNEY FROM CHILDHOOD DREAM TO GOLD
by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (With Steve Milton, Foreword by Tracy Wilson)
Coming this November from House of Anansi Press, the first and only book about Olympic ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, in their own words! Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir dazzled the world when they became the first Canadians — and first North Americans — to win an Olympic gold medal in ice dancing in 2010. Now, for the first time ever, they share their incredible and inspiring story with the world.
Tessa & Scott: Our Journey from Childhood Dream to Gold tracks the pair’s first meeting at the ages of seven and nine; their early competitions at the World Junior Championship and World Championships; and their incredible history-making, gold-medal performance at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, which established them as icons of the sport.
Lavishly illustrated with never-before-published personal photographs and memorabilia collected over the course of their lives, this book is as much a spectacular visual history as it is a behind-the-scenes look at the ascent of two of Canada’s premier athletes. A must-have for fans and collectors alike.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the 2010 Olympic gold medal in ice dancing. They are also the 2010 World champions, the 2008 Four Continents champions, the 2006 World Junior champions, and the 2008–10 Canadian National champions. They received the first perfect score for ice dancing under the International Skating Union (ISU) Judging System, and are the current world record score holders for the original dance. As of April 2010, they are ranked third in the world by the ISU.
Steve Milton is a sportswriter who has covered six Winter Olympics and more than a dozen World Figure Skating Championships. He is the author of nine figure skating books, including Figure Skating's Greatest Stars and Figure Skating Now.
Publication Date: November 2010 (208 pages)
Hardcover with Jacket: 978-0-88784-273-3 $34.95 CAD
www.anansi.ca (We acknowledge for their financial support of our publishing program the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund.)