Moore-Towers, Moscovitch end pairs partnershipBoth say they want to continue competing with new partners
Canadian pairs skaters Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch announced Wednesday that they have ended their five-year partnership.
"I'm so proud of what Dylan and I achieved in our five years together, and I do want to thank him for everything we accomplished. We are just at different points in our lives right now," Moore-Towers said.
Moore-Towers and Moscovitch teamed up in 2009. They went on to become Canadian champions in 2011 and finished second at their country's national championships each of the last two years.
Their international highlights include winning seven medals in the Grand Prix Series and three times qualifying for the Grand Prix Final. They placed a career-best fourth at the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships and equaled that finish this season.
In February, they competed in the free skate portion of the inaugural figure skating team event at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. They placed second in the segment and took home a silver medal with Team Canada.
"It was such an honor to represent Canada on the world and Olympic stage. Being a part of the silver-medal-winning team in Sochi is the most memorable moment of my career to this point. And I'm glad that Kirsten and I accomplished that together," Moscovitch said. "I wish her the best of luck going forward."
Following the team event, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch placed fifth in the pairs event, the highest of the three Canadian teams in Sochi.
Both skaters will seek new partners with which to continue their careers.
"I feel that there is an opportunity for me to keep skating for at least one, maybe two, more Olympic cycles, so I want to pursue those options," Moore-Towers said. "My plan is to look for the partner who will share in that dream."
"My future includes embracing new opportunities within the sport that I love, finding a new partner and competing in the 2014-15 season, and expanding my horizons for life after skating," Moscovitch said.