Did anybody else feel the temperature in the room rise when Canadian figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took to the ice over the weekend? The pair participated in the team ice dancing competition in the Olympics, and they pretty much wiped the floor with everyone else, especially during the free dance. Don't get us wrong, we were totally rooting for the US figure skating siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani (Go USA!), but there was just something about the #VirtueMoir team that had everybody buzzing. The brother and sister team simply couldn't compare to the Canadians when it came to chemistry (and, TBH, we're glad they didn't).
Bringing this platonic af moment from the Sochi team FD back, before they skate tonight. This was during the warm-up, btw. Not a part of their program. #VirtueMoir #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/UAcnSWBSNd— tear-ah (@ladyfriday87) February 12, 2018
On the ice, Tessa and Scott are simply electric. Not only was their program good enough to win help the gold medal for Team Canada (USA snagged bronze, FYI), but they also had, like, the whole Internet talking. And not just talking about them as a figure skating pair, but shipping them as a couple. Everyone literally wants them to get married and live happily ever after already. Take one peek at Twitter and you'll see what we mean. There are about a zillion tweets from newbies to the fandom, as well as Canadian experts who've been following the team for years and are now sharing their wisdom.
Some #VirtueMoir funny facts:— Isa (@artincircles) February 12, 2018
In figure skating fandom, they're the equivalent of a will-they-won't-they fictional relationship that makes it to season 8 and still won't hook up. So their fans write fan fiction about them and try to convince themselves it's true!
We won't say that we're not here for some good #VirtueMoir fanfic (hey, we're fully open to giving it a shot), but we're still just starry-eyed over that performance. And we're not alone. "How did I suddenly get thrown into strongly shipping [two] Olympian ice skaters with only minimal context and three gifs?" tweeted a fellow new fan. Basically, we're obsessed. So this Valentine's Day, instead of listening to our favorite love songs or watching a classic rom-com, we'll pretty much be planted in front of our computers, watching and rewatching the Moulin Rouge-inspired ice dance. Want to join us? Relive the steamiest, sexiest moments from Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's routine below.