The Tragically Hip’s “Long Time Running” Soundtracks Olympic Skating Event

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UPDATE: Watch Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skate a heartfelt routine to “Long Time Running by” The Tragically Hip below:


Canadian figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir wowed the country when they secured a Gold in figure skating, and they’re looking to win our hearts again.

The pair is set to skate to The Tragically Hip‘s “Long Time Running” at an event this coming weekend to help close the Olympics.

Virtue and Moir had previously used the song in a routine at the Skate Canada International competition in October 2017, the same month singer Gord Downie passed away. Watch that performance below:

You can catch the pair performing at the competition-free figure skating exhibition gala this Sunday (Feb. 25).

Moir told the Canadian Press (via Indie88):

“When I think about Gord and I think about the Hip and what they’ve been able to do, it’s kind of the soundtrack to being Canadian almost,” Moir told the Canadian Press. “It’s special for us that we get to skate to the Hip, and it’s our tribute to one of my heroes and a guy who was so wonderfully weird, and just how he embraced life.“

“We’re both huge fans, and Scott just asked if we could somehow choreograph a little tribute and we thought maybe it would only be for that one competition, but it’s been lovely to take the ice and to celebrate a Canadian hero, and it means a lot to us. The lyrics of ‘Long Time Running’ also are easy for us to connect with for our career, but we’re really looking forward to performing that on Olympic ice.“

Were you wowed by Virtue and Moir at the Olympics? Let us know in the comments below!


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