Profiling world and Olympic Ice Dance championships Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir leading up to Skate Canada International.
Brian Orser was born on December 18, 1961 in Belleville, Ontario. Known for his success with the triple axel, Orser was
the first man to land the jump at the Olympic Games in 1984. Orser won his first national title in 1981 and won his
first World title in 1987, beating his rival Brian Boitano. Orser and Boitano soon engaged in a rivalry called
the "Battle of the Brians". He came in second at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games behind Boitano and soon turned
professional. Orser toured for many years with “Stars on Ice” and skated his last show in 2007. He won an Emmy
award for his performance in "Carmen on Ice" and was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 and
the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1995. In March 2009, Orser was inducted into the World Skating Hall of Fame.
In Canadian Figure Skating history, Orser is one of the most decorated skaters with eight national titles, one
world title and two Olympic medals.