Davison will search for a new partner, and hopes to skate pairs again, but only if he can find a high-level skater whose skills match his. He knows it won’t be easy to find that person.
Should he fail to find a partner, he hopes to continue his schooling and perhaps work as a coach, or with Skate Canada in some role as a team leader.
Dube will continue to skate women’s singles, and will also return to school. She is enrolled in a communications program at Concordia University. She has not ruled out a return to pair skating either, she said, but it will also be difficult for her to find another partner.
“I’ll never forget what we had together,” Dube said.
“It’s not necessarily a sad moment,” Davison said. “The really cool thing is that two athletes are excited about not necessarily being athletes anymore and wanting to go back to school and moving on with things. That’s a hard thing for an athlete to do.”