2013 nationals - articles

From the Canadian Press, "Last Hurrah" --

"A home world championship heading into an Olympic Games — it doesn’t get much bigger or better than that for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

But these worlds hold even greater significance for Canada’s ice dance stars, because they may very well be their last.

Virtue and Moir will be aiming for their third world title in March at what’s essentially their home rink in London, Ont., and then have talked retirement following the Sochi Olympics.

“There is a good chance,” Virtue said, about the possibility of London being their world finale. “I remember the Turin world championships after the Vancouver Games, we said we would probably never do a worlds after an Olympics again because it takes such a toll both physically and mentally." "


Tessa, Scott prepare for a double dose of fan support (Canadian Press article)
Brace yourself for a new Virtue-Moir program (Globe and Mail)
Virtue Moir stress simplicity, downplay storyline (Icenetwork)
Polished gems, raw diamonds (Toronto Star)
Olympic ice dance champs take heat for Carmen free dance (London Free Press)
Virtue, Moir, Chan locks for the title (CBC)
Short dance makeover (Spectator)

short dance

Virtue, Moir take big lead (Canadian Press)
Virtue, Moir take comfortable lead (Golden Skate)
Crowd and skaters like short dance (Spectator)

free dance

Virtue, Moir win fifth dance title (Canadian Press)
Virtue, Moir win fifth dance title (Golden Skate)
Lift problems plague Virtue, Moir at Canadians (Icenetwork)
They look like they're wrestling under the sheets (London Free Press)
Matter of deduction (IFS)


Canadian athletes of the weekend: Virtue and Moir (CBC)
Last Hurrah for Virtue, Moir (Canadian Press)

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