Mon, The team event is sort of a warm-up for the big figure skating events to come, but it awards real medals.Still, some of the biggest names will not be competing today, including Yuzuru Hanyu and Evgenia Medvedeva.The two grew up together on the ice, winning nine Canadian championships, four world championships, and multiple Grand Prix events, cementing their title as one of the world's best ice dancing duos.But what's Mon, Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir - world champions and Olympic gold medallists - set the ice on fire with their routine in the team event over the weekend when they skated to the cover of The Police's "Roxanne" from the Moulin Rouge! The judges approved, of course - Virtue and Moir's scores helped propel the Canadian team to gold - but so did the film's director, Baz Luhrmann."We actually started talking.'' Moir said that - at their tender ages - they went to a summer camp and were set up by Moir's cousin and Virtue's sister. "Maybe that's why I had to break up with you.'' The breakup wasn't necessarily done with much courage.
But then he adds: "But I don't see that side of it.They experienced a mild measure of it last season when Virtue was injured and could not skate."That was two months that we didn't see each other,'' she said. When we got back on the ice, we were out of the rhythm of working together.It's a lot easier to skate.'' They are different people learning how to be one, and that's what makes their dancing so special."It's been a little bit of a challenge (being as one), especially the last couple of years, but it feels really great right now and we can skate together if we're like this.'' Virtue says they are the only two people they know who has experienced what the other has."Because then we went to do the move the next time and she…" "We couldn't look at each other,'' Virtue said, laughing. They haven't dated since Virtue was seven years old and Moir was nine."We got over that divorce pretty quickly,'' Moir said. We would probably giggle back then "Never got that first kiss,'' Moir said.When people ship a real-life duo, it's almost always rooted in how those two people present themselves in public, intentionally or otherwise.To understand why everyone is shipping Virtue and Moir, take a look at how ..Canada's ice dance powerhouses Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir helped secure Canada's first gold medal at Pyeong Chang, taking the top spot in both the short and free dance, and winning the team event."But this one, we've really grown together personally,'' Moir said."And that's really been a help when you get on the ice and you look at each other, you really do feel comfortable.