Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won their fifth national ice dancing title on Sunday in Mississauga, Ont. Chris Young/Canadian Press
Every Monday, the CBCSports.ca team profiles a Canadian athlete that excelled over the weekend. This week's winner is a pair of athletes: Canadian ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.
Tessa Virtue, of London Ont., and Scott Moir, of Ilderton, Ont., continued their march towards the upcoming world figure skating championships in London, Ont., by capturing their fifth national ice dance title in the past six years on Sunday in Mississauga, Ont.
Their overall score of 187.23 was tops amongst their fellow Canadian competitiors, but the duo say they still have room for improvement before the worlds in March. Namely a pair of violations they were hit with on Sunday for holding lifts for too long, which docked them points.
"[Ice dancing] is a bit fussy," Moir said. "And to be honest we were kind of excited because that was an awesome skate for us. There was no doubt in our minds. That's exactly what we want to do. Now the [violations] don't take away from it but it would be nice to have a big number to go home and work off of."
It seems that the two-time world champions and Olympic gold medallists are still hungry for success, and will have a chance to showcase their talent and work on their routine at the Four Continents championships in February in Japan, a competition they qualified for with Sunday's win.
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