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The free dance music for their comeback season, “Pilgrims on a Long Journey,” could easily describe the endeavour that Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have undertaken this year. Though their enviable résumé includes Olympic gold and silver and two World titles, they still consider it far from complete.
From the outset they understood that this would not be a case of same old, same old. The ice dance world has evolved in leaps and bounds since they left in 2014, and while some things might seem familiar, Virtue and Moir already know the game is no longer the same.
“It hits you like a ton of bricks, actually. There’s so many things,” said Moir, 29, when asked how it felt to return to competition. “Some days, we feel like Bill Murray in ‘Groundhog Day.’ Just trying to keep that fresh perspective is important. It’s a good time for us to remember that.”