|Full name Dylan David Moscovitch|
Former choreographer Mark Pillay
Choreographer David Wilson
Height 1.77 m
Role Figure skater
Country represented Canada
Name Dylan Moscovitch
Siblings Kyra Moscovitch
|Born September 23, 1984 (age 31) (1984-09-23) Toronto, Ontario|
Former coach Kristy Sargeant-Wirtz, Kris Wirtz
Coach Lee Barkell, Bryce Davison, Tracy Wilson
Olympic medals Figure skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Team figure skating
Similar People Kirsten Moore‑Towers, Lubov Iliushechkina, Eric Radford, Meagan Duhamel, Fedor Klimov
Former partner Kirsten Moore-Towers
Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships - FS
Dylan David Moscovitch (born 23 September 1984) is a Canadian pair skater who competes with Liubov Ilyushechkina. They are the 2017 Four Continents bronze medalists, two-time bronze medalists on the Grand Prix series, and three-time Canadian national medalists (silver in 2015 and 2017, bronze in 2016).
- Lubov Ilyushechkina Dylan Moscovitch 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships FS
- Personal life
- Early years
- Partnership with Moore Towers
- Partnership with Iliushechkina
- 201415 season
- 201516 season
- 201617 season
With former partner Kirsten Moore-Towers, he is the 2013 Four Continents silver medalist, 2014 Olympic team event silver medalist, and 2011 Canadian national champion.
Dylan David Moscovitch was born 23 September 1984 in Toronto, Ontario. He is Jewish. His mother is a midwife from South Africa, his father is an engineer designer from Montreal, and one of his grandfathers is from Romania. He has two younger sisters, Natasha and Kyra, and a younger brother, Mischa. He teaches Krav Maga.
Moscovitch first stepped onto the ice at the age of thirteen months, at an outdoor rink, and then took lessons at the West Toronto Skating Club. Early in his career, he was coached by Paul Wirtz at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club.
Moscovitch began pair skating in June 2003, partnering his nine-year-old sister, Kyra. He also continued to compete in singles. Paul Wirtz and assistant coaches Kris Wirtz and Kristy Sargeant-Wirtz worked with the Moscovitches until January 2006, when the pair joined Lee Barkell in Barrie, Ontario. Kyra Moscovitch retired from competition after being diagnosed with scoliosis in October 2008.
Partnership with Moore-Towers
In February 2009, Moscovitch teamed up with Kirsten Moore-Towers, who had trained at the same rink for several years. Kris Wirtz and Kristy Sargeant-Wirtz coached the pair at the Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club in Waterloo, Ontario.
Moore-Towers/Moscovitch debuted on the Grand Prix series at the 2009 Skate Canada International, placing sixth. In the 2010–11 season, the pair initially received one Grand Prix assignment, the 2010 Skate America, but received a second, the 2010 Skate Canada International, after Jessica Dube / Bryce Davison withdrew. They won silver at both events and qualified for the Grand Prix Final, where they finished sixth. They then won the Canadian national title.
At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Moore-Towers/Moscovitch were part of the Canadian team for the team event. They performed the pair's free skate and Canada won the silver medal.
Moore-Towers/Moscovitch announced the end of their partnership on 30 April 2014, stating they had different goals.
Partnership with Iliushechkina
Moscovitch contacted Russian skater Liubov Ilyushechkina and arranged a tryout, which took place in Detroit in mid-May 2014. On June 3, 2014, a news report stated that they had decided to form a partnership coached by Lee Barkell and Bryce Davison at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club. The pair continued training in Detroit until Ilyushechkina received a Canadian visa, in late June.Moscovitch stated, "We have different lifts and different throw and twist techniques. [...] We are still ironing everything out to see what works best for both of us as a team."
Ilyushechkina/Moscovitch started their career together by winning an ISU Challenger Series (CS) event, the 2014 Warsaw Cup. After winning the 2014 Skate Canada Challenge, they qualified for the 2015 Canadian Championships where they were awarded the silver medal behind defending champions Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford. They were named in Canada's team to the 2015 Four Continents, where they finished 7th, and the 2015 World Championships, where they came in 13th.
Ilyushechkina/Moscovitch's first assignment of the 2015–16 season was the 2015 Ondrej Nepela Trophy, a CS event, where they finished 4th. They received two Grand Prix assignments, the 2015 Cup of China and 2015 NHK Trophy, where they respectively placed 7th and 5th. They won the bronze medal at the 2016 Canadian Championships.
In February, Ilyushechkina/Moscovitch placed fifth at the 2016 Four Continents Championships in Taipei, having ranked fifth in both segments. In April, they finished 7th at the 2016 World Championships in Boston after placing 8th in the short program and 6th in the free skate.
Starting their season on the Challenger Series, Ilyushechkina/Moscovitch won silver at the 2016 CS Nebelhorn Trophy. In October 2016, they stepped onto their first Grand Prix podium, receiving bronze at the 2016 Skate Canada International. The following month, they won bronze at another Grand Prix event, the 2016 Cup of China.
In January 2017, the pair obtained silver at the Canadian Championships. In February, they won the bronze medal at the 2017 Four Continents Championships in Gangneung, South Korea.
GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix