and so it begins

i was checking instagram, an app that i've quickly become addicted to, when i saw tessa's new story, one that announced a new website. for fans, who really haven't had any news all summer on these two, this is exciting. and pretty soon i was clicking on the link in the bio to see what they had created.

the first thing that stands out is the video, with the official montage (see below). on it, tessa's face is emerging through the shadows as she speaks about sochi and vancouver, and how much they worked their whole lives for those four minutes and how quickly those four minutes were gone. they then go on to explain that they have gotten over the fear of failure, and that pyeongchang will be for them.

what also stands out on the video is that they are dancers. on and off the ice, they move limbs and hands with grace and awareness of notes being held, strings being plucked and the space around them. hair falls away from tessa's face as she arches her back and rises to her knees. scott's strength and control are undeniable as he leads her hands to his chest. there is the classic intimacy that we all know from them, a duo that's been skating together coming on 20 years. yet there is a depth that comes from the shadows and the losses, a purity that comes from a love of the sport, a maturity that comes from the years they've invested into this sport and themselves, and a desire to just dance, without the glitz or the glamour, the spotlight or the applause -- just them in a frozen arena, blades cutting into the ice; just them dancing in the wings, again moving as one.

we'll get some news by the end of next week since it'll be time for the high performance camp, a training camp where the national team for canada goes to debut their programs in house for judges, specialists and experts. tessa and scott, like many of the top skaters, will also do press, providing quotes that'll be used to drum up interest in skate canada and the new season. millions will tune in for the olympics, but there is a whole season unfolding before it and the cbc wants you to watch that too. and in a month, the autumn classic will mark their season debut. we'll get some rough footage of their new short and free dances there. 

but today, it feels like the something has begun.

official montage 

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