Videos of Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier
Announced the formation of their partnership in July 2011 ... Gilles previously competed with Tim McKernan and Zach Donohue ... Won the 2008 U.S. junior silver medal with McKernan ... With Donohue, won back-to-back U.S. junior bronze medals, in 2009 and 2010, and three medals in the Junior Grand Prix Series ... Poirier competed with Vanessa Crone from 2001-11 ... Claimed numerous national and international medals, including bronze at the 2010 Grand Prix Final, bronze at the 2011 Four Continents Championships, silver at the 2008 World Junior Championships and gold at the 2011 Canadian Championships.
Gilles began skating at age 2 1/2 because her older brother, Todd, skated ... Todd competed internationally as an ice dancer with Trina Pratt, Jane Summersett and Emily Samuelson ... Twin sister, Alexe, was a singles skater and won the 2008 U.S. junior title ... Hobbies include designing clothing, swimming, drawing and art ... Modeled as a child.
Poirier has also competed in singles winning the 2008 Canadian junior silver medal ... Enjoys linguistics, reading, dancing and traveling ... Studying linguistics at the University of Toronto ... Attended the same high school as world champion Patrick Chan.
- 2014-15 Season Notes
SD Music: Music from El gato montés by Manuel Penella and "Capriccio Espagnol" by Nikoli Rimsky-Korsakov
FD Music: Music from A Streetcar Named Desire, the overture from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and "Si tu voi ma mere" and "Dans les rues d'Antibes" by Sidney Bechet
2013-14 Season Notes
SD Music: "Just One Dance" and "You Don't Leave Me" by Caro Emerald
FD Music: Music from the Hitchcock soundtrack) by Danny Elfman and "The Rainstorm" by Bernard Hermann
2012-13 Season Notes
SD Music: Music from Mary Poppins
FD Music: "Wild Spirits"
2011-12 Season Notes
SD Music: "Put It in a Love Song" by Alicia Keys and Beyoncé, and "Magalenha" by Sérgio Mendes
FD Music: "Pure Imagination" performed by Maroon 5, "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics and "Pure Imagination" performed by Glee
- 2014 - Autumn Classic International - 2nd
- 2014 - World Championships - 8th
- 2014 - Four Continents Championships - 2nd
- 2014 - Canadian Championships - 4th
- 2013 - Rostelecom Cup - 6th
- 2013 - NHK Trophy - 5th
- 2013 - World Championships - 18th
- 2013 - Four Continents Championships - 5th
- 2013 - Canadian Championships - 2nd
- 2012 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 6th
- 2012 - Skate Canada - 4th
- 2012 - Canadian Championships - 3rd
- 2012 - U.S. International Classic - 1st