Back then, Virtue could “barely walk,” says Lynn Lee, a close friend of the Moirs.
Virtue, 20, and Moir, 22, missed most of the 2008-2009 season while she recuperated from surgery to both of her legs.
But that's when, in mid-spin, Davison's skate hit Dube's face.
(Watch skater slash his partner's face )On ESPN's exclusive video of the February 8 accident, the audience audibly gasps as one moment the pair are side by side in a "camel spin," a move judged by its spectacular speed and how close they get; and the next moment, Dube collapses in sobs, blood staining the ice.
My personal confession is that I hardly ever watch the gala skates. Although there’s LOTS of “else.” Did you miss any of our other skating coverage?
(Also, I hate skating to music with vocals, which means my life is going to become very difficult, as rumor has it they’re going to allow that in all figure skating now, rather than just ice dancing.) But I had to bring you Carolina Kostner’s pantlessness and Javier Fernandez’s adorableness if nothing else.
For months, the brutal accident played on You Tube.
Now back on the ice, the skaters are talking about their recovery -- emotional as well as physical -- after the devastating accident.
By Lori Ewing TORONTO — In the hours after winning silver at the Sochi Olympics, Scott Moir snuck back out onto the ice, knelt down, and kissed the Olympic rings — a kiss goodbye, or so he thought.
Moir and partner Tessa Virtue, two-time world champions and Olympic gold medallists, are planning a comeback after a two-year break from competing.
“After Sochi, we took time to do everything, step outside the skating world, and have lives — and it was wonderful,” Virtue said in a phone interview Saturday.
That it can be taken from us, and that when it is taken from us, we will be tested. It is these times, it is this pain, that allows us to look inside ourselves.
MONTREAL, Quebec (CNN) -- Their story reads like a figure skating fairy tale: Jessica Dube, a 19-year-old, French-speaker, and at 4 feet 11, a pixie princess.