January 19, 2013
Virtue, Moir saving something for worlds
By RYAN PYETTE, QMI Agency

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skate in the senior ice dance short program at the Canadian National Figure Skating Championships in Mississauga, Ontario January 19, 2013. (REUTERS)

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. - There's no longer some Tolstoy-calibre plot to Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's short dance this season.

“It starts with a hug,” Virtue, the 23-year-old Londoner said, “and ends with a kiss.”

Well, almost.

The Olympic gold medallists and two-time world ice dance champions completed their runaway, 79.04-point performance Saturday afternoon at the Canadian championships inside the Hershey Centre by staring into each other's eyes, their lips a micro-millimetre apart.

“We weren't touching (lips)? Are you sure,” Moir, a 25-year-old Ilderton, Ont.-native, joked. “It was pretty close.

“We've got to save you something for worlds.”


There it is. If the Canadian sweethearts are going to share a smooch – and not another accidental, awkward one like they did coming out of a lift three years ago – it will happen right at centre ice at London, Ontario's Budweiser Gardens in March to the closing strains of the Anthony Hopkins-penned “And the Waltz Goes On.”

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