Moore-Towers, three-time national champion sculls, and Marinaro announce retirement

They won gold medals at the 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy and the 2017 United States International Figure Skating Classic.

Moore-Towers and Marinaro have represented Canada at two Olympic Games, placing 11th in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and 10th in 2022 in Beijing.

The duo also competed in four World Figure Skating Championships, placing in the top eight each time.

“I am filled with gratitude to have been able to compete internationally for Canada for 13 years,” Moore-Towers said in a statement. “My eternal thanks go to my family; their constant support and sacrifices allowed me to live my dream.

Moore-Towers and Marinaro both enjoyed international success with former partners before linking up in 2014.

Moore-Towers skated with Dylan Moscovitch from 2009 to 2014, and the duo won a Canadian title in 2011.

Moore-Towers and Moscovitch were also part of Canada’s silver medal-winning figure skating team at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Marinaro skated with Margaret Purdy from 2007 to 2014. They won silver at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in 2013.

“What an honor it has been to represent this incredible country and federation,” Marinaro said in a statement. “It’s been a roller coaster ride with ups and downs. I want to thank everyone who has been part of my training and support team throughout my career. I will do my best to pass on all the valuable skills and lessons that each of you have taught me.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on June 7, 2022.

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