Figure Skating

Rod Perry - Saturday Feb. 15, 2014 14:29 ET

Scott Moir takes in Roch Voisine concert at Sochi Olympics

Canadian ice dancer finds down time ahead of Sunday

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir compete in team ice dancing
Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are trying to defend their Olympic gold from 2010 on Sunday. (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Believe it or not, Scott Moir doesn’t spend all his time on the ice.

The famed Canadian figure skater, who just helped lead Canada to a silver medal in the inaugural team event with ice dance partner Tessa Virtue last weekend, can find ways to unwind from the pressures of Olympic competition, too.

One way he’s been enjoying his free time is by taking in some live music.

CBC Sports social media lead Monika Platek (@MonikaPlatek) spotted Moir attending a Roch Voisine concert at Canada House on Thursday.

And as he and Virtue prepare for their short dance Sunday at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games at Iceberg Skating Palace (streaming live at cbc.ca/Olympics, 10 a.m. ET), he may not have much more time away from the rink to enjoy.

The Canadians are aiming to defend their gold medal from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, but standing in their way are Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White.

The U.S. tandem has won every competition it has entered since 2012 and is the reigning Olympic silver medallist.

Moir knows they will be tough to take down but still feels good about he and Virtue’s chances.

“The last few meetings have not gone our way, but going in we feel really confident and we think we can take this thing,” he said.

Davis and White are trying to become the first Americans to win a gold medal in an Olympic figure skating event other than singles.

Virtue and Moir have combined with Davis and White to win 18 of the past 20 events they have competed in.

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