World champs Virtue, Moir lead after short dance at Canadian championships

Associated Press

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Canada's Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are poised to claim another national title.

Virtue, from London, Ont., and Moir, from Ilderton, Ont., easily won the short dance at the Canadian figure skating championships with a score of 79.04 points.

The two-time world and four-time Canadian champions skated to "And The Waltz Goes On," composed by actor Sir Anthony Hopkins.

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Toronto scored 67.95 to sit second going into tomorrow's free dance.

Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam of Barrie, Ont., are third with 66.24.

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