Olympic and world championsTessa Virtue of London, Ont., and Scott Moir of Ilderton, Ont., were the ice dance victors at the Rostelecom Cup on Saturday.
Virtue and Moir also dominated with a season-best 173.99 points. It is the third time in four seasons that the Canadians have won the maximum two Grand Prix in a season.
“It was great, a really solid performance for us,” said Virtue. “From beginning until the end there was a little bit more intensity in every movement. Our goal this year was not to repeat any element we’ve done in the past; every lift, footwork and spin is new. That’s risky in ice dancing and at this point in the year we have to stay focused on the big goal and continue building to the worlds.”
Skaters enjoy the mild weather at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square, Sunday evening, November 27, 2011 as the city continues to experience temperatures above seasonal averages. (Photo: Aaron Lynett/National Post)
Photos of the day Leonardo da Vinci’s The Vitruvian Man is recreated by artist John Quigley for Greenpeace on the Arctic sea ice, to highlight the fact that the Arctic is melting and the need for world leaders need to take urgent action on climate change. This September could mark the lowest sea ice minimum on record. (Nick Cobbing/Greenpeace)
Photos of the day A man explores the Natur Eis Palast (Nature Ice Palace) inside the Hintertuxer Glacier in the Austrian province of Tyrol, Aug. 10, 2011. The glacier is located in the Zillertal Alps at the “Gefrorene Wand” (Frozen Wall) summit at 3288 meters (10787 feet). (Photo: Lisi Niesner/Reuters)
To ride a bike on ice, you need to stud your tires with screws. Building my tires took 40 hours. Jim “The Ice Bear” Kuz is four-time champion of Toronto’s Icycle bike-on-ice race. Here, he reveals the secret of his “Kuz Bilt” ice tires. Read more.