Phillipa Towler-Green

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Phillipa Mary Towler-Green
PhillipaTowlerGreen PhillipPoole EC2007 1.jpg
Phillipa Towler-Green and Phillip Poole at the 2007 European Championships
Personal information
Country represented  United Kingdom
Born (1984-05-11) 11 May 1984 (age 32)
Lambeth, London, England
Height 165 cm (5.41 ft)
Partner Phillip Poole
Former partner Robert Burgerman
Coach Diane Towler
Choreographer Diane Towler
Skating club South London Ice Dance Club
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 136.67
2004 Nebelhorn
Comp. dance 27.14
2004 Nebelhorn
Original dance 43.70
2009 Worlds
Free dance 68.56
2008 Europeans

Phillipa Mary Towler-Green (born 11 May 1984 in Lambeth, London) is an English ice dancer.


Initially a singles and pair skater, Towler-Green took up ice dancing at age ten.[1] With Robert Burgerman, she won two junior international medals, silver at the Pavel Roman Memorial and silver at the Mezzaluna Trophy in Rome. They represented Great Britain at four JGPs and one World Junior Championship and were crowned British junior ice dance champions 2000.

In 2003, Towler-Green teamed up with Phillip Poole. They won the silver medal at the British Ice Figure and Dance Championships for four consecutive years from the (2005/06) season to (2008/09) season and represented Great Britain at the 2006, 2007 and 2008 European Championships as well as the 2009 World Championships held in Los Angeles. They won two international medals: in Oberstdorf (3rd) and at the Ondrei Nepala Memorial in Bratislava (2nd). As of 2010, the couple no longer skate together.

Poole and Towler-Green have also been part of the BBC New Year Eve show at Somerset House and have opened many of the open air London ice rinks (Tiffany and Co opening Somerset House, the Natural History Museum, Hampton Court Palace for Heart radio etc..) For 3 years running they opened Winter Wonderland in Edinburgh, and also Southampton and Winchester ice rinks for Cousins entertainment. They also took part in the Dancing On Ice DFS adverts and skated in Inspiration on Ice for Cancer Research alongside Nicky Slater. Towler-Green also appears in the Nokia N8 advert.

Phillipa worked for Dancing on Ice during the 2011/12 season as reserve pro skater. She coached Chico who went on to finish 3rd in the show. Phillipa also worked on the Dancing on Ice goes Gold Olympic special working with Colin Jackson, Tessa Sanderson and Jamie Baulch.

Towler-Green was also part of the London Olympic Closing Ceremony 2012. She was part of the Eric Idol number as a roller skating Nun

Towler-Green now coaches with her Mum Diane Towler-Green MBE and her twin sister Candice in south London. They recently coached Rebecca Clarke to British Pre-Novice dance Champion 2012

Personal life[edit]

Towler-Green is the daughter of former World Champion ice dancer Diane Towler,[2] who was also her coach and the twin sister of ice dancer Candice Towler-Green,[1] British Junior Champion 2001/02. She teaches at Streatham ice rink in London. Her godfather is Courtney Jones, who won World Ice Dance title with both Doreen Denny and later June Markham, and who is a member of the World Figure skating Hall of Fame and currently is an ISU Council member.


(with Poole)

Event 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
World Championships 23rd
European Championships 20th 23rd 18th
Finlandia Trophy 6th
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd 7th 9th 12th 9th
Ondrej Nepela Memorial 5th
British Championships 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd


  1. ^ a b Dobor, Helga (2005). "Interview with the British Icedancers James and Phillip and their Towler-Green girls". Absolute Skating. 
  2. ^ "INTERVIEWS: Diane Towler-Green". 20 February 2004. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. 
  3. ^ "Competition Results: Phillipa TOWLER-GREEN / Phillip POOLE". International Skating Union. 

External links[edit]