Tessa Virtue shares adorable figure skating throwback photo of her and Scott Moir

By Heather Cichowski

Awwwww! Tessa Virtue posted the cutest throwback photo of herself and former ice dancing partner Scott Moir.

The retired Olympic champion shared the picture on her Instagram in honour of International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on April 6. The UN General Assembly named the special day to highlight how sport is ideally positioned to contribute to its development and peace objectives, as well as the advancement of human rights, and social and economic development.

Tessa used the opportunity to reflect on her positive experiences with sport while growing up.

"It’s #WorldSportsDay - International Day of Sport for Development and Peace," she wrote. "Thinking about how powerful it was to grow up with physical activity serving as a playground, a teacher, and an outlet."

"What sport are you celebrating today?" the Canadian icon asked her followers.

Tessa included two sweet photos, including a throwback image of her and Scott on the ice together. The young athletes are showcasing their excellent technique and synchronicity thanks to their mirrored poses.

Scott is dressed in all black while Tessa is seen in a pastel turquoise figure skating costume with cut-out back and embellishment. She has thick bangs and her dark hair is swept back into a bun and fastened with a turquoise scrunchie.

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The second image is a modern, powerful black-and-white photograph of the talented skating partners in the middle of an emotional routine. They are all grown up, but still as connected as ever!

Tessa's followers reflected on the sports that they love and commented on her and Scott's athletic journey.

Canadian singer Serena Ryder wrote, "Awe! [Heart] This!!"

"The emotions in these photos, proud moments," said Canadian host Sangita Patel, adding a hugging, happy emoji.

Sharing happy memories and thinking about what we're thankful for is all the more important in light of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing.

The UN encouraged people to celebrate the 2020 sports day by staying active while respecting self-isolation and physical distancing measures.

Tessa and Scott killing their routine during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena in South Korea. Photo: © Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

"Up to and on 6 April, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, we are asking everyone to be active, stay healthy and demonstrate solidarity during this period of physical and social distancing. This team spirit will help us all get through the current challenges together," a message on the UN's website reads.

Tessa has been active on social media and physically while self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic. She and rumoured beau Morgan Rielly divulged they were in North Vancouver and isolating together when they appeared on Hamilton, Ont. band Arkells' "Flatten the Curve" live stream on March 23.

The athletes even shared a workout video!

On March 29, the five-time Olympic medallist revealed her new habits and routine she has developed while factoring in COVID-19 and self-isolation measures, including staying active and setting intentions for her day.

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