Virtue and Moir win Skate Canada ice dance
Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the Skate Canada International ice dance after a 2010-11 season wrecked by injury and the loss of their world title.
The Canadian pair took the $18,000 first prize by following the ISU’s brief to avoid serious drama in their routines.
Another home pair, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, won silver ($13,000).
Italy's Anna Cappelini and Luca Lanotte won bronze ($9,000).
"We wanted to do an uplifting, entertaining programme," said Virtue.
The Hershey Centre crowd of 3,300 applauded a dance based on the 1957 musical 'Funny Face', having already dominated the competition in Saturday’s opening phase.
"It was a great weekend for us," added Moir.