TSL's Interview with Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

"Don't do a trilogy."
- Dave

TSL's Interview with Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir


1 hour 16 minute interview with dave from the skating lesson

so what's in it? questions about:

- what it's like to come back (e.g. how exhausted were you to start?)
- training in canton (e.g. what's the biggest challenge when you first arrived: being around americans or being trained by russians)
- training with meryl and charlie and tanith and ben
- moving to canton and how it compares to montreal
- how they look up to marie-france and patrice (e.g. tessa articulated some of the lessons they taught them)
- what igor and marina brought to their skating (e.g. what igor brought to their early training)
- tessa's compartmental syndrome and how she fixed it (e.g. 14 hour training days before she got the overtraining injury)
- a talk through regarding each program, starting their senior debut (umbrellas, funny face, carmen, mahler the seasons, etc.) don't do a trilogy is a joke about the seasons being a sequel for mahler and it kind of falling flat (53:00). there also was a joke about whether they actually like watching their older skates. "we need a 4 year buffer - tessa" "still no - scott" "you're right -tessa"
- lots of talk about the 2010 and 2014 olympics (e.g. skating twice at 2014 olympics and being 10 pts behind meryl and charlie after the team event); "we watched tapes of brian say that he lost the gold and never won the silver and didn't want that to be us"
- them responding to different scandals (e.g. score fixing at the 2014 olympic games)
- they answer what it's like to be legends
- how they interacted with marina post-2014 olympics
- how montreal compares with canton (training with the best)
- how tessa and scott and their coaches did the announcement behind the scenes (e.g. i'm sure the word got out when we started practising the midnight blues - scott)
- how they trained for this season while the other teams were still training for worlds
- the rivalry in canadian ice dance now, especially weaver and poje's reaction on tour
- do they watch others on the grand prix, especially weaver and poje's skates?
- fun questions (can tessa name scott's family members who skate? can scott name tessa's favourite audrey hepburn movie? how many freakouts will they have? why can't scott propose at the end of worlds?)


note

this list is in vaguely in chronological order

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