Scott Moir, Tessa Virtue mentor young Olympians

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir perform during the Exhibition Gala at the Canadian Figure Skating...

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir perform during the Exhibition Gala at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Ottawa on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:43 AM ET

OTTAWA - Defending Olympic ice dance champion Scott Moir walked past a reporter interviewing Gabrielle Daleman, the youngest member of the Canadian Olympic figure skating team, and said, “Take care of our new girl.”

For Moir and his partner Tessa Virtue, the journey to the Sochi Olympics next month is not just about defending their Olympic gold, it’s also a mission to help the youngest members of the Sochi-bound team by providing leadership and advice. Of the 17 skaters named to the Canadian team, only Virtue, Moir and Patrick Chan, the three-time world men’s singles champion, have competed at an Olympics before.


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