After teaming up in February 2009, Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch became one of the most exciting teams in pairs’ figure skating thanks to their energetic programs and sensational lifts. Known for having a great sense of humour and being hard workers, they were the top ranked Canadians in the pairs’ event at Sochi 2014 with their fifth place finish and also came home with a silver medal from the inaugural team event. Moore-Towers and Moscovitch capped the 2013-14 season with their second straight fourth place finish at the ISU World Championships.
The duo made their international debut together at Skate Canada in the fall of 2009 and went on to finish fifth at their first national championships. In 2010-11 they enjoyed their breakthrough, winning a pair of silver medals on the Grand Prix circuit, making them one of the six teams to qualify for the Grand Prix Final. They also won their first national title before finishing eighth at their first world championships.
Their 2011-12 season did not go as planned when they finished fourth at the Canadian championships and were not included on the world championship team. But they rebounded in 2012-13, particularly in the latter half of the season when they won silver at the Canadian championships and the Four Continents Championships, finishing closely behind fellow Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford at both events.
2014 Olympic Silver Medallist (team event)… 4th at 2013 and 2014 World Championships… 2013 Four Continents Silver Medallist… 2011 Canadian Champion… 2013 and 2014 Canadian Silver Medallist…
Getting Into Sport: Started skating at age two because her mom thought it was important… Didn’t like skating at first but her mother told her that once she knew how to skate she could quit… By the time she knew how to skate she was in love with the sport… At age seven she told her mom she wanted to go to the Olympics… Outside Interests: Loves to shop… Loves to bedazzle things as a pre-competition outlet for her stress… Volunteers with the Humane Society… Odds and Ends: Coaches Kristy Sargeant-Wirtz and Kris Wirtz were two-time Canadian champions who competed at two Olympic Games together (Lillehammer 1994 and Nagano 1998)… Partner Dylan Moscovitch has said that she has the biggest smile in figure skating… Favourite Olympic memory is watching Sarah Hughes compete at Salt Lake City 2002… Likes to meditate before competing; will find a spot in the bathroom where no one can see her and listen to calming yoga music while visualizing the program…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
ISU World Championships: 2014 – 4th; 2013 – 4th; 2011 – 8th