The darlings of this year’s world figure skating championships, which will be held in London, Ontario, say they’ve “polished” their silver medal-winning routine from the 2013 Four Continents Championships.
“You could say we made some mistakes in our free program, technically,” admitted Ilderton native Scott Moir, one half of Canada’s best ice dancing pair.
It didn’t help when his partner, Londoner Tessa Virtue, experienced a strong leg cramp during the free dance portion of February’s Four Continents meet. The injury forced a temporary stoppage to their program, ultimately costing them a chance at standing atop the podium.
“To be honest, we were really, really pushing it in training,” said Virtue, when asked of the cramp’s origins on a Tuesday media call. “We were really trying to improve on our speed and power, and the intensity of our training increased significantly.”
Virtue insists the injury is a non-issue as they eye a third world championship title, this time on home ice at Budweiser Gardens.