Virtue and Moir set record in winning eighth national title

Scott Moir of Ilderton and London’s Tessa Virtue have captured their eighth national ice dance championship in impressive style.

Skating flawlessly, the duo scored 209.82 points, setting a Canadian record.

The Olympic gold and silver medallists brought the crowd to its feet with their sensual skate to music from "Moulin Rouge.

“The score is exciting,” Virtue said. “But skating in front of this crowd was something other worldly. It felt as if Canada was with us every single step and we’re so grateful.”

Moir added: “That’s a moment we’ll remember the rest of our lives.”

The Twitterverse lit up after their skate in Vancouver.

“Just saw the greatest Canadian ice dance event in history,” one man Tweeted.

Virtue and Moir will compete in the Pyeongchang Olympics next month.