Canadian Olympic Figure Skating Duo Tone Down 'Risqué' Routine

Canadian ice dance team Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir lead team Canada into the Olympic stadium as the flag bearers during the opening ceremonies at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang South Korea on Friday

"You just don't get too many shots at an Olympic medal, let alone an Olympic gold medal", Moir said.

The Toronto Star reported that "The Canadian Press was leery of moving photos which captured the pose", and that the pair will cool down the routine when they compete in South Korea. The dramatic routine drips sensuality in a way we're not used to seeing in the ice dancing category.

"I think we liked that it made a statement, and it was different", explained Virtue of the provocative draping silhouette, now ditched.

After the recent national championships, Virtue also alluded to the move's "certain edge or sexuality or darkness or a contemporary feeling." .

An adjustment has been made to the routine in an attempt to make it more family-friendly - a change the pair were expecting heading to Pyeongchang. The altered move will now be slightly altered so the pair don't hold the position as they have been doing all season-long.

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"We knew that taking the ice at an Olympic Games again meant that we needed to have a different style", Virtue told the Star.

Curious? The move being omitted from the program happens right around the 2:25 mark.

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford skated pairs for Canada, while Kaetlyn Osmond was Canada's entry in the women's short dance (teams can make up to two substitutions). But for the overall vision of the program, we hope that this new position fits a little better. I think what we felt is even more special. "Team Canada has such an incredible group of fearless, courageous, fun, inspiring athletes - and we'll be forever bonded thanks to the unique experiences we have the chance to share together".

The Canadians won silver when the team event made its Olympic debut in 2014 in Sochi, and have had their sights set on gold ever since.

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