They were also the first and only ice dancers to win gold on their Olympic debut.

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2010 Olympic Champions and 2014 Olympic silver medalists Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) returned in style to competition this season, taking gold in their two Grand Prix events Skate Canada International and NHK Trophy.

Q: Now that you really came back, competing at Autumn Classic and in the Grand Prix, is it how you imagined it to be or is it somehow different? In a lot of ways we’re walking back into the same world, see a lot of the same faces, and the same buildings and volunteers and so it feels very familiar, but our approach is so different and our team is new that there are a lot of elements that bring a fresh energy as well.

We’re lucky that we were able to stay in the skating world and we had to some extend stayed in skating shape.

But to accomplish our goals, we’re talking about top five …

Skating together for 20 years, they are currently the longest lasting dance team in Canadian history.

Virtue and Moir are the world record score holders for the original dance.

OTTAWA, ON: Canada’s most decorated ice dance team, Tessa Virtue, 25, London, Ont. have decided not to compete during the upcoming skating season.

The 2010 Olympic champions and double 2014 Olympic silver medalists are not ruling out future competitions, but plan to sit out this season.

That just wouldn’t have been motivating and inspiring.” Two-time defending champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France are second with 76.89, while Americans Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue are third at 76.53.

All three teams train in Montreal with Canadian coaches Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon.

“We love competing, but the opportunity to work outside the confines of the competitive rules is really refreshing and should add a new dimension to our skating.” They are still members of Skate Canada’s 2014-2015 National Team and enjoyed attending the recent High Performance Camp as spectators, watching their teammates run through their programs.