Tessa Virtue skated into the hearts of people around the world when she became the youngest ice dance champion in Olympic history at the 2010 games alongside her on-ice partner, Scott Moir. The winner of three Olympic gold medals — and five Olympic medals in total — she is the most decorated female figure skater in Olympic history.
Today, Tessa translates her experience as a world-class, high-performance athlete to the corporate world as an executive advisor with Deloitte, where she works closely with the firm’s senior leaders and their clients. Additionally, she remains a fierce advocate for female empowerment, while also possessing a passion for mental health, wellness, fashion, and beauty.
Tessa announced her retirement from skating in 2019. She has since earned an MBA from the Smith School of Business and has graduated with a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition, Tessa is the face of women’s training at Adidas Canada, and a long-time member of the Special Olympics Canada Champions Network.
In the media, Tessa has shown her range and versatility in feature coverage from outlets such as Strong Fitness Magazine and Best Health Magazine. She has also been a two-time cover girl for Canada’s Real Style Magazine and has been featured in Vogue Japan. Tessa was also a guest analyst for CBC during the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games and is a familiar presence in Canada’s fashion community and at red carpet events. In 2019, she was honoured with a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll made in her image as part of Mattel’s “Role Models” series, which honours women who are breaking boundaries and inspiring the next generation of girls.
Tessa was inducted into the Canada Walk of Fame in 2018, named to the Order of Canada in 2020, and received the Canadian Order of Sport Award, marking her induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2023.
She currently lives in Toronto with her fiancé, Toronto Maple Leafs player Morgan Rielly, and their pup, Zoë.