Pyeongchang - Ice dance coaches Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon
Granted, it's nobody's business if they're dating or not. According to The Globe and Mail, in their book, Tessa & Scott: Our Journey from. Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took gold with their final The couple, who have been dating since , came in eighth place at the. Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir recall their childhood dating breakup (video). By Nick . Shiffrin named her first two Rudolph and Sven from wins in and
How can they work so closely on such material and not feel a little butterfly or two?
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Well, it's easy to do, not so easy to explain. Their relationship is unique, hard to qualify. Are you like a married couple? And they've maintained it that way for the past three or four years.
It's a lot easier to skate. They've been through every up and down, every adventure sp they have a solid business working relationship. If they are just friends, do they ever get into giggling fits when they hit a romantic pose. They're at work and they're serious about what they do. They love their work and have a passion for the art of it.
But once this year, something unusual happened. They came out of a lift, and they were quite close to each other.
Then Virtue got really close. We joke around a lot.
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Story continues below advertisement So if there is a hint of a little something, Virtue and Moir set it to rest, sort of. Dubreuil helped her accept her height and used it to shape Hubbell and Donohue's alluring presence on the ice.
Their bluesy free dance is accentuated by their long lines and projects an old-school romance between two evenly-matched partners. It seems like that balance we've been able to create, where it's really man and woman, is something that not every team in ice dance has.
It's been part of our success.
And that understanding is really validating. That's not always the case. Inafter he and Virtue lost the gold medal to American training partners Charlie White and Meryl Davis, Moir accused their shared coachMarina Zueva, of "not being in their corner. Hubbell rested her head on Frenchman Cizeron's shoulder, while Donohue gave Papadakis a long hug after her unfortunate wardrobe malfunction. All three couples cheered loudly at the news conference when asked about their coaches.
Moir applauded Dubreuil and Lauzon for creating a warm atmosphere at the rink. He remembered that when he and Virtue joined in latethe other couples welcomed them instead of seeing them as unwanted competition.
That stems from the culture the coaches have created at Gadbois. They just don't put up with anybody who isn't a team player.
They had that moment of calm where they would hold hands and stare into each other's eyes," she said. When the work you have to do is so demanding, to know that you can look forward to spending time with your coaches and your peers makes a difference.
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