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Ice dance has had its share of iconic moments. Perhaps none more so than the Bolero free dance of British pair Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean that earned perfect scores at the 1984 Olympic Games. But for many Canadians, that moment was replaced by the home-crowd performance delivered by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in Vancouver 2010 to become the youngest Ice Dance champions in Olympic history. The golden duo, however, was not content. The partnership that started when Tessa was seven and Scott was nine would continue through to Sochi 2014, in search of their own Bolero – an artistic and athletic performance that would define the pair’s legacy. They danced beautifully and despite a season-best score, settled for silver. Tessa and Scott believe that they still have the competitive fire and artistic depth to make a return to their third Olympics in Pyeongchang 2018. Perhaps, to the delight of their fans, they’ll summon a performance worthy of Bolero.