This is a book about Tessa and Scott’s journey from childhood to dream to gold. It is a tribute to this wonderful couple who brought back a gold medal and put a small town in southwestern Ontario on the map.
This book is a treasure-throve of pictures and tributes to this wonderful couple that has captured all of our attention for a very long time. Some of the photographs are priceless, each detailing how this wonderful couple believed in each other and knew that hard work would be what it took to be their absolute best.
We first met the couple in 1995. No one knew them in those days. But I somehow knew after watching a few of their performances that they would forever change skating.
Figure skating used to be quite impersonal back in the day. But Tessa and Scott brought such honesty and love onto the skating rink. They absolutely sizzled every time they skated together. After a while, I believed that they changed the nature of figure skating from simply cold dancing with double and triple axles to a figure dance from heart. They didn’t just skate. They painted the ice with emotion and heart in such a way that I was always glued to the television when they came on.
This book is a wonderful tribute to them and to the skating world. I hope they changed the paradigm of how figure skaters skate together. After all, why skate when you can dance?