Ice Dancing Odds

When it comes to Ice Dancing the gold medal is up for grabs in a very competitive field at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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According to, Ice dance is performed by a couple and is based on their rhythm, interpretation of music and precise steps. Unlike pairs skating, ice dance does not include overhead lifts and jumps. Ice dance is similar to ballroom dancing, as the skaters remain in contact throughout most of the program. An ice dance competition is made up of three parts: one compulsory dance, an original dance and a free dance. Compulsory dance is the skating of prescribed patterns to music incorporating pre-determined rhythm and tempo. Original dance and free dance are created by each couple to music of their own choice. There are also required elements such as dance lifts, spins, synchronized twizzles (a multi-rotational one-foot turn) and step sequences that must be included in the composition of these programs.

The hometown favorites Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir are the favorites to win the gold medal for this event.

Virtue & Moir have odds of 2/1 to win the gold medal in this event according to online sports book Other short odds to win are Meryl Davis & Charlie White (5/2), Oksana Domnina & Maxim Shabalin (3/1), and Tanith Belbin & Benjamin Agosto (9/2).

Virtue & Moir are multiple-time Canadian champions and have medaled in the last two world championships, taking bronze in 2009 and silver in 2008.

Davis & White contend for the United States and they have won five events in the 2009-10 season, including the U.S. Championships. They have yet to compete in the Olympics and yet to medal in the world championships.

Domnina & Shabalin compete for Russia and they are the defending world champions. They placed ninth in the 2006 Olympics and have won two of the last three European Championships.

Belbin & Agosto compete for the U.S. They won the U.S. Championships from 2005-08, while taking second this year. In Olympic competition, they won silver in 2006 and they also finished second in the 2009 world championships.

The 2010 Winter Olympics take place from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and began on Friday, Feb. 12. and will be concluding Sunday, Feb. 28. For complete odds on which duo will win the ice dancing event, see below.

Odds to win Ice Dancing at 2010 Winter Olympics

Virtue/Moir 2/1 

Davis/White 5/2 

Domnina/Shabalin 3/1  

Belbin/Agosto 9/2 

Delobel/Schoenfelder 6/1 

Faiella/Scali 16/1 

Khokhlova/Novitski 25/1 

Pechalat/Bourzat 33/1 

Cappellini/Lanotte 40/1 

Kerr/Kerr 50/1 

Bobrova/Soloviev 66/1 

Samuelson/Bates 66/1 

Crone/Poirer 80/1 

Hoffman/Zavozin 100/1 

Zaretski/Zaretski 100/1

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Posted: 2/15/10 3:40PM ET


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