Charlie Bilodeau

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Charlie Bilodeau
2015 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final Julianne Séguin Charlie Bilodeau IMG 7794.JPG
Séguin and Bilodeau at the 2015–16 Grand Prix Final
Personal information
Country representedCanada
Born (1993-08-06) August 6, 1993 (age 25)
Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, Canada
Home townMontreal, Quebec
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Former partnerJulianne Séguin, Krystel Desjardins
CoachJosée Picard, Marc-André Craig, Valerie Saurette
Former coachPatrice Archetto
ChoreographerMarie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, David Wilson
Former choreographerShae-Lynn Bourne, Shae Zukiwsky
Skating clubCPA Drummondville
Training locationsChambly, Quebec
Former training locationsMontreal
Began skating1996
ISU personal best scores
Combined total208.30
2016 Autumn Classic International
Short program71.40
2016 Autumn Classic International
Free skate136.90
2016 Autumn Classic International

Charlie Bilodeau (born August 6, 1993) is a Canadian pair skater. With Julianne Séguin, he is the 2016 Skate America champion, the 2015 World Junior silver medalist, the 2014 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a three-time Canadian national medalist. The pair represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics, finishing 9th.

Personal life[edit]

Charlie Bilodeau was born on August 6, 1993, in Rimouski, Quebec, Canada.[1] He is the brother of singer-songwriter Marilie Bilodeau.[2] His father died from diabetes in 2014.[3] He speaks French and English.[4]

Skating career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Bilodeau began learning to skate in 1996.[1] He teamed up with Krystel Desjardins by 2008. The pair won gold on the novice level at the 2010 Canadian Championships and silver on the junior level at the 2012 Canadian Championships. They debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in the 2012–2013 season but ended their partnership after placing tenth in Lake Placid, New York and ninth in Zagreb, Croatia.

Bilodeau teamed up with Julianne Séguin in November 2012.[5]

2013–2014 season[edit]

Séguin/Bilodeau debuted internationally in autumn 2013. Competing in the 2013–14 ISU Junior Grand Prix series, they placed fourth in the Czech Republic and fifth in Belarus. They won the junior silver medal at the 2014 Canadian Championships and were assigned to represent Canada at the 2014 World Junior Championships.[6][7] The pair withdrew due to Séguin's back injury.[8][9]

2014–2015 season[edit]

During the 2014 JGP series, Séguin/Bilodeau outscored Russia's Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin for the gold medal in Ostrava, Czech Republic.[3] Upon winning another gold in Dresden, Germany, the pair qualified for the JGP Final. At the latter event, held in December 2014 in Barcelona, they placed first in both segments and won the gold medal by a margin of 9.79 points over Fedorova/Miroshkin.

In January 2015, Séguin/Bilodeau took the senior bronze medal at the Canadian Championships and were named in Canada's teams to the junior and senior World Championships. In February, they were awarded the silver medal at Junior Worlds in Tallinn, Estonia, having placed second to China's Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang. In March, they ranked tenth in both segments and finished eighth overall at the World Championships in Shanghai, China.

2015–2016 season[edit]

Séguin/Bilodeau won silver at the 2016 Canadian Nationals. While practicing a throw jump in early February, she injured her ankle, resulting in torn ligaments and a bone contusion which would take two to three months to heal.[10] The pair withdrew from the 2016 Four Continents.[11] They later withdrew from 2016 Worlds as well, stating that the injury was not fully healed and they had missed many practices.[12]

2016–2017 season[edit]

Séguin/Bilodeau won the 2016 CS Autumn Classic International and 2016 Skate America. They finished 5th at the 2016 Rostelecom Cup and 2016–17 Grand Prix Final. Séguin sustained a concussion on December 24, 2016, and did not resume training until February 1, 2017.[13] As a result, the pair withdrew from the 2017 Canadian Championships.[14] They placed 11th at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.

Séguin sustained two further concussions – the second occurred at an ice show in April and the third while practicing a lift in July 2017.[15][16] Bilodeau underwent a knee operation in June 2017.[17]

2017–2018 season[edit]

Séguin/Bilodeau began their season with bronze at the 2017 CS Autumn Classic International. Their Grand Prix results – 5th at the 2017 Rostelecom Cup and 4th at the 2017 NHK Trophy – were insufficient to qualify to the Grand Prix Final. At the Rostelecom Cup, Séguin experienced blurred vision, dizziness, and nausea.[16] Her concussion-related symptoms continued until December and in a later interview she said that, with the Olympics approaching, she took risks that she would not normally have taken.[16]

In January, Séguin/Bilodeau won the silver medal at the 2018 Canadian Championships, having placed second in both segments, and were nominated to represent Canada at the Olympics.[17] The two placed 12th in the short, 8th in the free, and 9th overall at the 2018 Winter Olympics, which took place in February in Pyeongchang, South Korea.[4] The pair had less success at the 2018 World Championships in Milan, Italy. Ranked 22nd in the short program, they would not qualify to the free skate.

2018–2019 season[edit]

Séguin/Bilodeau were invited to the 2018 Grand Prix in Finland and 2018 Internationaux de France.[18] They planned to use Groove Is in the Heart by Deee-Lite for the short program and Wicked Game by Theory of a Deadman for the free skate.[19] However, in mid-July 2018, Bilodeau decided to dissolve their partnership.[20][21]

Programs[edit]

With Séguin[edit]

Séguin/Bilodeau at the 2014–15 Junior Grand Prix Final
Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2017–2018
[1]
  • Where's My Love
    by SYML
2016–2017
[22][23][24][13]
  • Monde Inversé
    (from Kurios)
    by Raphaël Beau, Guy Dubuc, Marc Lessard

2015–2016
[25][26]
  • Monde Inversé
    (from Kurios)
    by Raphaël Beau, Guy Dubuc, Marc Lessard
    choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne, Shae Zukiwsky
  • Shut Up and Dance
    by Walk the Moon

2014–2015
[3][27]
  • If You've Only Got A Mustache
    by Stephen Foster
2013–2014
[28]
James Bond
by John Barry

With Desjardins[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2012–2013
[29]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Séguin[edit]

International[30]
Event 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 9th
Worlds 8th WD 11th 22nd
Four Continents WD
GP Final 4th 5th
GP Finland WD
GP France 3rd WD
GP NHK Trophy 4th
GP Rostelecom Cup 5th 5th
GP Skate America 3rd 1st
CS Autumn Classic 1st 3rd
CS Nebelhorn 5th
International: Junior[30]
Junior Worlds WD 2nd
JGP Final 1st
JGP Belarus 4th
JGP Czech Republic 4th 1st
JGP Germany 1st
National[31]
Canadian Champ. 2nd J 3rd 2nd WD 2nd
J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

With Desjardins[edit]

International[32]
Event 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13
JGP Croatia 9th
JGP United States 10th
National[32]
Canadian Champ. 2nd P 1st N 5th J 2nd J
Levels: P = Pre-novice; N = Novice; J = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Julianne SEGUIN / Charlie BILODEAU: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Toute une soirée pour Charlie Bilodeau" (in French). Skate Canada. March 8, 2010. Archived from the original on March 23, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Slater, Paula (September 13, 2014). "Séguin and Bilodeau bring home gold". Golden Skate.
  4. ^ a b "Athlete Profile - Charlie BILODEAU". pyeongchang2018.com. Archived from the original on April 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Albert, Hugues (November 6, 2012). "Charlie Bilodeau a une nouvelle partenaire: Julianne Séguin" [Charlie Bilodeau has a new partner: Julianne Séguin]. infodimanche.com (in French). Archived from the original on March 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Loiselle, Pierre (January 31, 2014). "Julianne Séguin aux Championnats du monde junior en couple" [Julianne Séguin to compete at the World Junior Championships]. Le Courrier du Sud (in French). Archived from the original on March 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "Skate Canada announces ISU World Figure Skating Championship teams". Skate Canada. March 3, 2014. Archived from the original on March 4, 2014.
  8. ^ Ouellet, Nicolas (March 6, 2014). "Charlie Bilodeau doit renoncer aux Mondiaux junior" [Charlie Bilodeau forced to withdraw from Junior Worlds]. infodimanche.com (in French). Archived from the original on March 17, 2016.
  9. ^ Harvey, Michel (July 20, 2014). "Charlie Bilodeau absent de Skate Détroit" [Charlie Bilodeau will not compete at Skate Detroit]. Le Saint-Laurent Portage (in French). Archived from the original on July 28, 2014.
  10. ^ Loiselle, Pierre (April 13, 2016). "Blessée, Julianne Séguin rate les Mondiaux de patinage artistique" [Injured, Julianne Séguin misses the World Figure Skating Championships]. Le Courrier du Sud (in French). Archived from the original on February 2, 2017.
  11. ^ "Gabrielle Daleman, Julianne Séguin and Charlie Bilodeau withdraw from 2016 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships". Skate Canada. February 11, 2016. Archived from the original on February 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "Liam Firus, Julianne Séguin and Charlie Bilodeau withdraw from 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships". Skate Canada. March 11, 2016. Archived from the original on June 25, 2018.
  13. ^ a b Yoshida, Hiro (March 26, 2017). "Julianne Séguin & Charlie Bilodeau Back on Track". Europe on Ice.
  14. ^ "Séguin & Bilodeau withdraw from the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships". Skate Canada. January 18, 2017. Archived from the original on January 31, 2017.
  15. ^ St-Aubin, Félix (April 22, 2018). "Julianne Séguin affligée par trois commotions cérébrales en 2017". ici.radio-canada.ca (in French). Archived from the original on April 23, 2018.
  16. ^ a b c Séguin, Julianne (December 2018). "Julianne Séguin - La rupture" [Julianne Séguin - The split]. radio-canada.ca (in French). Archived from the original on December 12, 2018.
  17. ^ a b Chabot, Michel (January 17, 2018). "L'ascension de Julianne Séguin et Charlie Bilodeau". ici.radio-canada.ca (in French). Archived from the original on April 23, 2018.
  18. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19 Pairs". International Skating Union. June 28, 2018. Archived from the original on July 3, 2018.
  19. ^ Chabot, Michel (June 29, 2018). "Patineurs artistiques au travail". Radio-Canada (in French). Archived from the original on July 20, 2018.
  20. ^ Piché, Alexandra (July 19, 2018). "« J'ai senti que c'était le moment » - Charlie Bilodeau". Radio-Canada (in French). Archived from the original on July 20, 2018.
  21. ^ Paquin, Marc-Antoine (July 19, 2018). "Charlie Bilodeau et Julianne Séguin : c'est terminé". infodimanche.com (in French). Archived from the original on July 20, 2018.
  22. ^ "Julianne SEGUIN / Charlie BILODEAU: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 14, 2016.
  23. ^ "Julianne SEGUIN / Charlie BILODEAU: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 19, 2017.
  24. ^ Golinsky, Reut (December 8, 2016). "Julianne Séguin and Charlie Bilodeau: "Let's have fun! Let's be crazy!"". Absolute Skating.
  25. ^ Slater, Paula (August 8, 2015). "Séguin and Bilodeau learn 'winning formula'". Golden Skate.
  26. ^ "Julianne SEGUIN / Charlie BILODEAU: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016.
  27. ^ "Julianne SEGUIN / Charlie BILODEAU: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015.
  28. ^ "Julianne SEGUIN / Charlie BILODEAU: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 25, 2014.
  29. ^ "Krystel DESJARDINS / Charlie BILODEAU: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012.
  30. ^ a b "Competition Results: Julianne SEGUIN / Charlie BILODEAU". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 23, 2018.
  31. ^ "Julianne Séguin and Charlie Bilodeau". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on July 19, 2018.
  32. ^ a b "Competition Results: Krystel DESJARDINS / Charlie BILODEAU". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 20, 2014.

External links[edit]

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