According to Lori Ewing of the Canadian Press, the reigning Olympic champions, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of London, Ontario were disappoited with their ice dance short program at the 2014 Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Ottawa on Friday despite their first place position.
Virtue and Moir admitted there were a couple of instances that they did not execute technniques up to their expectations.
However, the pressure should be off for both of them this weekend because all they need to qualify for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi is a top three finish. However, they are far from a lock to defend their Olympic gold medal a month from now. That is because Charlie White and Meryl Davis of the United States, the reigning world champions are skating extremely well. White and Davis are also interestingly enough skating training at the same spot as Virtue and Moir in Detroit.
Another Canadian figure skater who was disappointed with his performance Friday was Patrick Chan of Ottawa, the reigning men's world champion. Chan doubled a planned triple Axel and a triple Lutz, but like Virtue and Moir, leads after the short program.