Figure Skating - Moir and Virtue get emotional at Skate Canada

Scott Moir let his emotions out after he and Tessa Virtue won the short dance at what could be the last Skate Canada for the reigning Olympic ice dance champions.

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Figure Skating - Moir and Virtue get emotional at Skate Canada
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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada (Reuters)

Moir and Virtue are expected to retire after next year's Olympics in February but are still in great shape despite some noticeable errors in Saint John.They scored 73.15 to lead after the short dance with Canadian teammates Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje just behind them in second after posting 70.35.Meanwhile, the American pair of Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue are a distance behind in third having been awarded 60.92 for their routine.And, with the free dance to come at Skate Canada on home soil in Saint John, Moir is determined to enjoy every bit of his and Virtue's potential final moments."It was emotional," said Moir. "We talk about this. It's about enjoying the journey, enjoying the process, and we're at great moments in our careers right now."We're healthy, we're strong, we still think we're young, maybe the rest of the skating world doesn't, but it's a beautiful thing and we're really enjoying it."We just looked at each other and it's one of those moments where you're just happy to be where you are."Elsewhere there was also Canadian success in the pairs short program as Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford took a narrow lead in a tight competition.Just 0.55 points separate them in first with Italians Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek and Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China in second and third respectively. Patrick Chan continued a fine evening for Canada as he leads the men's event at the same stage while America's Gracie Gold is in first place in the ladies.

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