We've shared and intertwined our careers with each other.Eric and I are a little older than Patrick, Tessa And Scott, but we all came up at the same time together.It was the start of something that would last, with a couple of blips, until the NHL began providing Olympic team players in 1998. It's essentially the last domestic competition for a group of athletes who have dominated the national skating scene for years.Among them they've won an Olympic championship (Virtue and Moir), two individual Olympic silver medals and a team silver medal, eight world championships, and eight other world championship medals.There are many things that affect success, and we all are well endowed in at least one of them.VANCOUVER — This week's overriding purpose of the Doug Mitchell (yes, Ticat CEO Scott Mitchell's father) Thunderbird Sports Centre is to choose Canada's Olympic figure skating team.
During the 2002–03 season, they won silver at the Junior Grand Prix Final and also became Canadian junior champions. The two had a successful junior career before moving up to the senior level in 2005–06.
"I guess it's a testament to how strong our generation was, right from a young age," Davison told The Spectator.
"Scott and Tessa and Patrick were at the top very, very young. It'll be very interesting for me to watch, because I haven't witnessed it before as a coach." Virtue says: "It's been so cool to have lived this process side by side, competitively and also on tour, which is a unique environment on its own.
Bauer created the standing national program in 1962-63, bringing amateurs and former junior stars together on the UBC team, which finished as runners-up at the Canadian university championships.
The next year the first true national team, with many of the same members from the UBC team, finished tied for third at the Innsbruck Olympics.
They have also combined for, so far, 25 national titles at the novice, junior and senior levels.