Figure skating ice dance team Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will carry Canada's flag at the PyeongChang 2018 opening ceremonies. Photo courtesy Skate Canada.

Figure skating ice dance team Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will carry Canada’s flag at the PyeongChang 2018 opening ceremonies. Photo courtesy Skate Canada.

Figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will lead Team Canada into PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Stadium at the Winter Olympic opening ceremonies February 9.

The ice dance team was named Canada’s flag bearer Tuesday morning in Ottawa, the first time Canada will have dual flag bearers for an Olympic Games’ opening ceremony.

The pair were given the news at the Canadian Figure Skating Championship in Vancouver this past weekend.

The pair from Montreal won gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, becoming the first North Americans and youngest skaters to ever win Olympic ice dance gold.

They followed that with another podium finish in Sochi, Russia in 2014 with a silver medal.

The three-time world champions won their eighth Canadian ice dance title Saturday.

Virtue and Moir are the first figure skaters to lead Canada in the parade of nations since Kurt Browning in 1994 at the Lillehammer Winter Olympics.

Andy Neal