Peter Gerber (ice dancer)

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Peter Gerber
Representing Poland - Justyna Plutowska and Peter Gerber.jpg
Gerber with Plutowska in 2013
Personal information
Country represented Poland
Born (1992-03-16) March 16, 1992 (age 22)
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Residence Novi, Michigan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Former partner Justyna Plutowska
Baily Carroll (2001–11)
Coach Igor Shpilband
Former coach Pavol Porac
David Islam
Scott Chalmers
Choreographer Igor Shpilband
Former choreographer Kelly Johnson
Tyler Myles
Skating club GKS Stoczniowiec Gdańsk
Former skating club Mariposa School of Skating
Training locations Novi, Michigan
Began skating 2001
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 128.08
2014 Europeans
Short dance 52.14
2014 Europeans
Free dance 75.94
2014 Europeans

Peter Gerber (born March 16, 1992) is a competitive ice dancer. Competing for Poland, (with former partner Justyna Plutowska), he is the 2013 Finlandia Trophy bronze medalist and 2014 Bavarian Open champion.

Personal life[edit]

Peter Gerber was born March 16, 1992 in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.[1] He is a 2010 recipient of the Overcoming Adversity Achievement Award from Skate Canada.[2] He holds dual Canadian and Polish citizenship.[3]

Career[edit]

Gerber began skating at the age of six or seven.[3] He teamed up with Baily Carroll in 2001. They represented Canada until 2009 and then Poland starting in 2010. In the 2008–09 season, Gerber broke his leg and Carroll her wrist.[4] Carroll/Gerber won the 2011 Polish national junior title and were assigned to the 2011 World Junior Championships where they placed 22nd. They parted ways in September 2011.

Gerber teamed up with Justyna Plutowska in June 2012.[4] They were coached by Igor Shpilband in Novi, Michigan[3] and represented GKS Stoczniowiec Gdańsk.[5] Plutowska/Gerber made their debut at the 2012 U.S. International Classic, finishing 8th. They took the silver medal at the 2013 Polish Championships and placed 27th at the 2013 World Championships.

In the 2013–14 season, Plutowska/Gerber placed 9th at the U.S. International Classic before competing at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, the final Olympic qualifier. They were 14th in the short dance and 8th in the free dance, finishing 10th overall at Nebelhorn and becoming second alternates for a spot at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Plutowska/Gerber won their first international medal, bronze, at the 2013 Finlandia Trophy one week later. They reached the free dance at the 2014 European Championships in Bratislava and finished 16th overall. After taking gold at the 2014 Bavarian Open in February, the two competed at the 2014 World Championships, held in Saitama, Japan in March, and finished 22nd. Their partnership ended suddenly in early May 2014, when Plutowska decided to leave skating for personal reasons.

Programs[edit]

With Plutowska[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2013–2014
[1]
  • Le Jazz Hot
2012–2013
[6]
Mary Poppins:
  • Chim Cher-ee
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
  • The Artist
    by Ludovic Bource

With Carroll[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2010–2011
[7]

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Plutowska[edit]

International[8]
Event 2012–13 2013–14
World Championships 27th 22nd
European Championships 16th
Bavarian Open 1st
Crystal Skate of Romania 6th
Ice Challenge 8th
Finlandia Trophy 7th 3rd
Mentor Nestle Cup 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 10th
U.S. Classic 8th 9th
National[8]
Polish Championships 2nd 1st

With Carroll[edit]

International[9]
Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12
World Junior Champ. 22nd J.
JGP Austria WD
JGP Latvia 12th J.
JGP Poland 12th J.
JGP Romania 10th J.
National
Polish Championships 1st J.
Canadian Championships 6th N. 4th N.
Central Ontario Sectionals 1st N. 3rd N.
Skate Canada Challenge 4th N.
SC Eastern Challenge 5th PN. 1st N.
JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew
Levels: J. = Junior; N. = Novice; PN. = Pre-Novice

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Justyna PLUTOWSKA / Peter GERBER: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2010 Adversity Award from Skate Canada". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on Aug 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Q & A with Justyna Plutowska & Peter Gerber". ice-dance.com. March 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Górecki, Mateusz (November 19, 2013). "„Nadal mamy nadzieję, że pojedziemy na igrzyska” – wywiad z Justyną Plutowską i Piotrem Gerberem" [Justyna Plutowska and Piotr Gerber interview: "We're still hoping we'll get to go to the Olympics"]. igrzyska24.pl (in Polish). 
  5. ^ "Justyna Plutowska / Peter GERBER". Polish Figure Skating Association. Archived from the original on July 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Justyna PLUTOWSKA / Peter GERBER: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Baily CARROLL / Peter GERBER: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Competition Results: Justyna PLUTOWSKA / Peter GERBER". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Competition Results: Baily CARROLL / Peter GERBER". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 12, 2014. 

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