Hometown Walk of Fame celebrations held for Virtue and Moir
Published Wednesday, August 7, 2019 2:30PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 7, 2019 4:02PM EDT
Two celebrations were held Wednesday in a day of honours for award-winning ice dancing team Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue.
The Olympic champions are being recognized with hometown plaques from Canada’s Walk of Fame for their 2018 induction.
For Moir, coming back to his hometown of Ilderton, Ont. to celebrate with his new fiancee, family, friends and the pair’s French coaches, is a highlight among the many accolades he’s received alongside Virtue.
The Ilderton Arena was filled to overcapacity, in the floor area, as Moir spoke of the commitment and support of the villagers over the years.
Through the Walk of Fame, he announced a $10,000 donation to the local Lions Club. His Walk of Fame plaque will be placed in Ilderton’s Heritage Park in the coming months for all to see.
Virtue’s hometown plaque was unveiled at Museum London Thursday evening. Both events were open to the public and drew crowds.
Asked about their futures, both skaters again played down the likelihood of them returning to the ice for the next Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022. But neither would completely rule it out.
Virtue and Moir were 2010 and 2018 Olympic ice dancing champions, as well as four-time world champions, the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.