Virtue and Moir skate to fifth Canadian ice dance title
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir celebrate their gold medals after winning the Free Dance Program at the Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships in Mississauga, Ont. on Sunday January 20, 2013. (Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, January 20, 2013 3:21PM EST
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have captured their fifth national ice dance title at the Canadian figure skating championships.
The two-time world champions and Olympic gold medallists scored 187.23 overall, but were deducted two points in their free dance program to "Carmen" for holding two lifts longer than the allowable time.
Toronto's Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier won the silver with 169.81, while Nicole Orford of Burnaby, B.C., and Thomas Williams of Okotoks, Alta., finished third with 152.56.