Virtue and Moir set the pace
Canadian pair Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir put themselves in prime position after the short dance of the Ice Dance at the Trophée Eric Bompard in Paris.
The reigning Olympic champions produced a flawless display as they scored 71.18 in the short dance, giving them a comfortable five point lead over French pair Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat.
Meanwhile 14-year-old Russian Elizaveta Tuktamisheva took a commanding lead in the ladies figure skating ahead of Italy’s Caroline Kostner after the short program.
And in the men’s event Canada’s Patrick Chan stormed to a score of 84.16 to put him on the brink of victory ahead of this evening’s free program.
Finally, Russian pair Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov hold a narrow lead from Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford in the pairs event.