Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier

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Ice dancers Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier represent Canada. Gilles was born on January 16, 1992, in Rockford, Illinois, while Poirier was born on November 6, 1991, in Ottawa, Ontario. Gilles & Poirier teamed up for the 2011-2012 season. Piper & Paul are three-time Four Continents medalists (silver in 2014 and 2020, bronze in 2019) and seven-time Canadian national medalists. They are the 2020 Canadian champions. The team's 2016 short dance was chosen by the ISU as the basis for the new Maple Leaf March Pattern Dance, currently under development.

I love their clever choreography, and hope you like their skating as much as I do.

Last updated February 23, 2020 by dorispulaski
Previously updated: January 20 2019 by combo

Biographical info

ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00034084.htm

Icenetwork bio (archived June 2018)https://web.archive.org/web/20180609234349/http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/team/gilles_poirier

Skate Canada bio:
https://skatecanada.ca/piper-gilles-paul-poirier/
All Skate Canada articles about them
https://skatecanada.ca/tag/piper-gilles-paul-poirier/

Ice-dance.com bio:
http://www.ice-dance.com/main/athle...eams/1417-profile-piper-gilles-a-paul-poirier

Piper's Wikipedia: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_Gilles

Paul's Wikipedia: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Poirier

Tracings entry: http://tracings.net/gill-poir.html

Ice-dance.com bio for 2016 Canadians: http://eventcoverage.ice-dance.com/ms/canadiannationals16/competitors/piper-gilles-paul-poirier/

Social Media

Paul's Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulDPoirier (@ pauldpoirier)

Piper's Twitter: https://twitter.com/PiperGilles (@ pipergilles)

Paul's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pauldpoirier/ (@ pauldpoirier)

Piper's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pipergilles/ (@ pipergilles)

Piper's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PiperGilles

Team Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Piper-Gilles-and-Paul-Poirier/1378528009129215?ref=ts&fref=ts

Websites:
http://www.skatetoday.com/gilles-poirier -- has not been updated in two years

ISU personal best scores

TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score210.18ISU Four Continents Championships 2020
Personal Best Score Short Program83.92ISU Four Continents Ch 2020
Personal Best Score Free Skating126.43ISU GP Skate Canada 2019


Historical ISU personal best scores (before 2018-19 season)

TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score186.10ISU World Championships 2018
Personal Best Score Short Dance74.51ISU World Championships 2018
Personal Best Score Free Dance111.59ISU World Championships 2018


Programs and Videos
2019-20
RD: March: Movies Were Movies (from "Mack and Mabel") by Jerry Herman;
Foxtrot: Look What Happened to Mabel (from "Mack and Mabel") by Jerry Herman;
Quickstep: Entr'acte, Tap Your Troubles Away (from "Mack and Mabel") by Jerry Herman; choreo by C. Lane, J. Razguliaevs, J. Dimitrou
FD: "Both Sides Now" by Joni Mitchell; choreo by C. Lane, J. Razguliaevs, J. Dimitrou

2020 Four Continents
All events may be viewed here, even in the US
https://yadi.sk/d/qKB44JvYb_HHMA
Victory Ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpNgaDtcJWk
ISU Highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCzpFlsrKwg
Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzUMd3hHiv0
Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWoLMAvJ2zM

2020 Canadian Nationals RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTRvOSXN0ds
SP Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bfkgcRa314
2020 Canadian Nationals FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-PLBhg2pyM
FD Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odbeARQbV7w
Gala: gala
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7r

2019 Grand Prix Final FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYm-cgAeE2Q
Gala-Starry, Starry Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEIMl57Zydo
Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmd-Te3LpP0

2019 Rostelecom Cup RD (geoblocked in US)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWNCj8x-UNA
2019 Rostelecom Cup FD (geoblocked in US)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYyRcYy108Q

2019 Skate Canada RD
RD (TSN 720p) (unblocked in USA): https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7n4wrw
2019 Skate Canada FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeZ2R4qppng /
FD (TSN 720p) (unblocked in USA) https://streamable.com/n61li

2019 Skate Canada Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii7ZihkpPzM

2019 Autumn Classic International RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJt5y1cYVX4
2019 Autumn Classic International FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgGxF1ECN5A

2018-19

RD Tango: Angelica's Tango by Piernicola Di Muro, choreo. by Juris Razgulajevs and Carol Lane
FD: Vincent by Don McLean, performed by Govardo, choreo. by Juris Razgulajevs and Carol Lane

2019 World Championships RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHoFFfknSf0
2019 World Championships FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uh50nivoa8

2019 Four Continents RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn3KVGOJsiI
2019 Four Continents FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KypoPA1XJLM

2019 Canadian Nationals RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXpv6Jl2JnE
2019 Canadian Nationals FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1b5sTM_nkg

2018 Golden Spin of Zagreb RD
No video found
2018 Golden Spin of Zagreb FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLLJ3q9jzKU
Victory Ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fh93HBFlyY
Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38D4qJOKafM

2018 DF RD
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6xplnh
2018 IDF FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itaaTVk5lvs

2018 Skate Canada FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JAdRBwmyhs

2018 Nebelhorn RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ7fbkEwAQg
2018 Nebelhorn FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRago-mAw20


2017-18

SD: Bossa Nova: Bossa Cubana by Los Zafiros, Mambo: Gopher Mambo by Yma Sumac
FD: Stolen Hearts, Perry Mason Theme by Fred Steiner, Smokey Sax Perry by Hollywood Trailer Music Orchestra
FD 2: James Bond medley: Thunderball soundtrack, Octopussy soundtrack by John Barry, choreo. by Juris Razgulajevs and Carol Lane

2018 World Championships RD
http://fsnews.ru/forums-m-posts-q-1582-d-15.html
2018 World Championships FD
No video found

2018 OG Short Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukjP2mrqUd4
2018 OG Free Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibx3xiKVIa8

2018 Canadian Nationals SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGx4bXJX498
2018 Canadian Nationals FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CDmSHDav54
Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4Sdp5G8GkY

2017 Rostelecom Cup RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI5-MQvB6s0
2017 Rostelecom Cup FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a0ZEbz0Tbk

2017 Skate America SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_zmlDi5VyU
2017 Skate America FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcP0KABCbSo

2017 Autumn Classic International FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eDs0gTBYYs

2016-17
SD Blues: Oh What a Night for Dancing by Barry White, Vance Wilson, Disco: Disco Inferno by Leroy Green and Ron Kersey; choreo by Carol Lane, Juris Razguliaevs
FD Argentine Tango: " Con Buena Onda by Daniel Lomuto, Ernesto Baffa, Hector M. Arce;" choreo by Carol Lane, Juris Razguliaevs

2017 World Championships SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwHHN6zwgfc
2017 World Championships FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKFLMsShZnU

2017 Four Continents SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE7S3izeefYSD
2017 Four Continents FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4EiDB4LzL8

2017 Canadian Championships SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGy5xNNESVA
017 Canadian Championships FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DRYQv8b-rY

2017 Skate Canada Challenge FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLSL6xlt694

2016 Skate Canada SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91Gc8iz5yXA

2016 Trophée de France FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzfLj-k_bIk

2016 Nebelhorn Trophy SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttdJIUfa99U
2016 Nebelhorn Trophy FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlYvgnnL72U


2015-16
SD Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by the Beatles and "Suite Les Indes Galantes" by Orchestra of the 18th Century
SD2 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Norwegian Wood, and Oh bla Di, Oh Bla Da by the Beatles
FD "She Said" by Jorane from the I Am Dina soundtrack

2016 Worlds SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVR6lnGLM58
2016 Worlds FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4a3cqifR9Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFb5pH6tqvU

2016 Four Continents Champioships RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyELn_0E1lI
2016 Four Continents Champioships FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQVEWuxivew

2016 Canadian Nationals SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llndKIZ-9oE
Interview: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3nw83u_ctnsc16-piper-gilles-paul-poirier-short-program_sport

2015 Nepela Trophy SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgNIKOJdwgE
2015 Nepela Trophy FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6jrCYY1K9o

2014-15
SD Paso doble: El gato montés by Manuel Penella and Spanish Waltz: Capriccio Espagnol by Nikoli Rimsky-Korsakov
FD 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

2015 Worlds SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_aRgx1m9dw
2015 Worlds FD
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ktded

2015 Four Continents FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKi6ehpwc3o

015 Canadian Nationals FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdkGqKhwez4
2015 Canadian Nationals SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUmdwGy_dB8

2014 GPF SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58Qes3WgRqQ
2014 GPF FD
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2chmuy_fgp-2014-piper-gilles-paul-poirier-fd_sport
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur-u4NGMhdU

2014 TEB SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6HDG4xgEAA

2014 Skate Canada SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jAAO8ecwGU
2014 Skate Canada Interview
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x294v1i_sci-ipc-piper-gilles-paul-poirier-fd_sport

2014 Skate Canada Autumn Classic SD
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2806l8_gilles-poirier-can_sport
2014 Skate Canada Autumn Classic FD
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x282n6a_gilles-poirier-can_sport
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vvg-AAKj0I

2013-14
SD Swing: Just One Dance and Quickstep: You Don't Leave Me by Caro Emerald
FD End Credit from Hitchcock, by Danny Elfman, Explosion from Hitchcock ,by Danny Elfman, The Premiere from Hitchcock, by Danny Elfman, The Rainstorm from Psycho, by Bernard Hermann

2014 Worlds SD
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1k76kw_wc-2014-piper-gilles-paul-poirier-sd_sport
2014 Worlds FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3y3fcLa6Ws

2014 Four Continents SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlj9cQf3pFw
2014 Four Continents FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsVJwcWjg5I

2014 Canadian Nationals SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw-DizP5efo
2014 Canadian Nationals FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gUZGsWyCEw

2013 Cup of Russia
No video found

2013 NHK SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKjA3Z-U8es
2013 NHK FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz3cghZDoa0

2012-13
SD Mary Poppins: Overture, Step in Time by Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman; choreo. by Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs
FD Program is called "Wild Spirits:" The Gulag Orchestra by Beirut, I Don't Think About You Anymore, ButI Don't Think About You Any Less by Hungry Ghosts, Nicoleta by Fanfare Ciocărlia; choreo. by Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs, Christopher Dean

2013 Worlds SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIoAFRCbssE
Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eC9C5J4iRg

2013 Four Continents SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6HDgzElyOk
2013 Four Continents FD
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xx...figure-skating-championships-free-dance_sport
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIFGAudNWpM

2012 TEB SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xjWrIvmIE4
2012 TEB FD
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xv69wp_teb-2012-piper-gilles-paul-poirier-fd_sport
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03pCcJbD2ik

2012 Skate Canada SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJfModIGYL0
2012 Skate Canada FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doW6G9zuuhM

2012 Thornhill FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYNYbLcp3SA

2011-12
SD Put It in a Love Song by Alicia Keys and Beyoncé, and Magalenha by Sérgio Mendes; choreo. by Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs
FD Pure Imagination performed by Maroon 5, Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics and Pure Imagination performed by Glee; choreo. by Christopher Dean

Jan 20, 2012. SD Paul Poirier and Piper Gilles representing central Ontario Figure skating at the Canadian Championships 2012 in Moncton Canada (fancam)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgEUK_DB82U
Jan 21, 2012 FD Paul Poirier & Piper Gilles representing central Ontario came 3rd after Weaver/Poje (2nd) and Virtue/Moir (1st) Canadian Ice Dance figure skating championship in Moncton Jan 21 2012 (fancam)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB2kXkAioIg

2012 Skate Canada Challenge SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPClNSYoZso
2012 Skate Canada Challenge Skate FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhRgBIiD_BE


Competitive History


CompetitionSDFDFinal
Season 2019-2020
2020 Four Continents322 (210.18)
2020 Canadian Nationals
111 (225.62)
2019-20 Grand Prix Final
645 (203.50)
2019 Rostelecom Cup222 (202.64)
2019 Skate Canada211 (209.01)
2019 ISU CS Autumn Classic International, Oakville111 (202.49)
Season 2018-2019
2019 World Championships877 (200.92)
2019 Four Continents Championships 423 (202.45)
2018 Canadian National Figure Skating Champioships212 (212.31)
2018 ISU CS Golden Spin of Zagreb111 (201.27)
2018 ISU GP Internationaux de France333 (188.74)
2018 ISU GP Skate Canada633 (186.97)
2018 ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy111 (194.12)
Season 2017-2018
2018 World Championships666 (186.10)
2018 Winter Olympic Games988 (176.91)
2018 Canadian National Championships232 (192.08)
2017 ISU GP Skate America544 (166.54)
2017 ISU GP Rostelecom Cup444 (172.29)
2017 ISU CS Autumn Classic International333 (172.26)
Season 2016-2017
2017 World Championships978 (178.99)
2017 Four Continents Championships756 (170.14)
2017 Canadian National Championships333 (189.89)
2016 ISU GP Trophée de France433 (170.78)
2016 ISU GP Skate Canada International333 (182.57)
2016 ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy333 (176.84)
Season 2015-2016
2016 World Championships5 8 8 (173.07)
2016 Four Continents Championships5 5 5 (162.19)
2016 Canadian Nationals222 (179.82)
2015 ISU GP Trophee Eric Bompard 2-2 (63.94)
2015 ISU GP Skate America 333 (157.88)
2015 Nepela Trophy 3 1 1 (159.14)
Season 2014-2015
2015 World Championships 7 6 6 (165.22)
2015 Four Continents Championships4 4 4 (162.25)
2015 Canadian Championships 2 2 2 (174.70)
2014 Grand Prix Final 4 5 5 (158.16)
2014 Trophée Eric Bompard22 2 (157.58)
2014 Skate Canada42 2 (152.60)
2014 Autumn Classic International4 2 2 (142.52)
Season 2013-2014
2014 World Championships 107 8 (153.86)
2014 Four Continents Championships122 (153.71)
2014 Canadian National Championships444 (164.52)
2013 Rostelecom Cup666 (134.66)
2013 NHK Trophy555 (144.07)
Season 2012-2013
2013 World Championships151818 (140.02)
2013 Four Continents Championships535 (157.83)
2013 Canadian National Championships222 (170.81)
2012 Trophée Eric Bompard666 (135.86)
2012 Skate Canada544 (136.74)
2012 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic311 (146.90)
Season 2011-2012
2012 Canadian National Championships333 (163.54)
2012 Skate Canada Challenge 111 (153.45)
2012 Central Ontario Sectionals111 (150.84)


Exhibitions and Galas

2019 Canadians Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28rxI7JcDvY

2018 Canadians Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28rxI7JcDvY

2018 Golden Spin Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38D4qJOKafM

2017 Rostelecom Cup Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch6ZUEJMdMs

2016 COS Ice Show
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x499x4q_piper-and-paul-2016-cos-ice-show-lq_sport

2016 Canadian Nationals EX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fzu55zPRcM

2015 Skate America Exhibition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stbdq3y1DwE

2012 Ice Dance Elite Show-First Look at Piper & Paul's 2012-2013 FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_WYUweymzE

Mar 2012 North Kawartha Community Centre Gala-Sexy and I Know It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McbywH--PAo

2014 Central Ontario Ice Show- Would You by Burn the Floor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6ced_0XhLo

2012 TEB EX Sweet Dreams, Pure Imagination
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wh1yhCWV-8

2012 Skate Canada EX - Sexy and I Know It by Glee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTzoEYAkwsU


Previous Partners

Piper Gilles & Zachary Donohue
2009 JGP Budapest OD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCqk7Xppv6Q
2009 JGP Budapest FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uci9R-54V40

Piper Gilles & Zachary Donohue
2008 Lake Placid IDC OD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9LnKzzDRRE

Piper's previous partner Tim McKernan does a Halloween EX with Dean Copely 2008
Blades of Glory
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HV4GiDxISA

Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier
2011 Worlds FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDp7C9Ci0SU)

Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier
2009 NHK FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y0HI4E_LP0

Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier
2009 gpf OD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL6z_VJgoeo

Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier
2009 4CC FD Perfect Day, performed by Yo Yo Ma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHTRuobEsps


Golden Skate Articles and Threads

Articles:

Feb. 2016 - Gilles and Poirier work to close the gap by Paula Slater
http://www.goldenskate.com/2016/02/piper-gilles-paul-poirier-2/

Dec. 2014 "Work has ‘paid off’ for Canada’s Gilles and Poirier"
http://www.goldenskate.com/2014/12/piper-gilles-paul-poirier/

Gilles & Poirier Win Silver at 2013 Canadian Nationals
http://www.goldenskate.com/2013/01/virtue-and-moir-win-fifth-title-at-2013-canadian-nationals/

Gilles and Poirier Win 2012 US International Classic
http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/09/2012-u-s-international-figure-skating-classic/
http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/09/gilles-and-poirier-make-big-impact-at-international-debut/
Associated thread: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...oirier-make-big-impact-at-international-debut

Gilles and Poirier Win Bronze at 2012 Canadian Nationals
http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/01/virtue-and-moir-take-narrow-lead-at-canadian-nationals/
http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/01/virtue-and-moir-win-fourth-title-at-canadian-nationals/

Threads:

May 2016 - Gilles/Poirier Step Sequence Chosen for CD
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?59669-Gilles-Poirier-step-sequence-chosen-for-CD

Dec 2013- Piper Gilles, Welcome to Canada
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?43430-Piper-Gilles-Welcome-to-Canada

July 2013 - Piper Gilles Citizenship Drive in Time for Sochi
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...er-Gilles-Citizenship-Drive-in-Time-for-Sochi

May 2013- Paul Poirier's blog "On artistry and athleticism"
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...try-and-athleticism-quot-Poirier-blog-(May-2)

Mar 2013- Piper Gilles eyes Canadian Citizenship
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?40452-Piper-Gilles-eyes-Canadian-citizenship

Mar 2013 - Piper Gilles Ready for First World Championship
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...er-Gilles-Ready-for-first-World-Championships

July 2011 "Paul Poirier to Skate With..."
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?34729-Paul-Poirier-to-skate-with

June 2011-Crone & Poirier Announce Split and Future Plans
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...e-amp-Poirier-announce-split-and-future-plans

May 2008 Gilles, McKernan Split
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?22112-Gilles-McKernan-split

Dec 2004 Gilles and McKernaMcKernan Take Early Lead in Intermediate Dance Competition
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...-Early-Lead-in-Intermediate-Dance-Competition


Other Articles, Media, and Fluff

This 2019 SCI fluff where the Canadian ice dancers (including Piper & Paul, of course) are tested on how well they know their partner is very amusing : https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7nmcz9

October 2019 In the Loop Podcast 38 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBOqWpQ8fZg

September 2019
Oct. 2018 - "Anything is Possible With the Right Material"
https://europeonice.com/2018/10/23/gilles-and-poirier-anything-is-possible-with-the-right-material/

January 2016 - Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir interview Piper and Paul.at 2016 Canadian Nationals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV0W_2Ta0K8

November 2015 -Hubbell, Donohue take slight lead over Canadians Gilles and Poirier at TEB 2015
https://web.archive.org/web/2018063...bbell-donohue-take-slight-lead-over-canadians

October 2015 - Chock, Bates repeat as Skate America champions; Gilles, Poirier place Third
https://web.archive.org/web/2018063...chock-bates-repeat-as-skate-america-champions

October 2015 -Strictly ballroom: Chock, Bates lead with new short; Gilles and Poirier in third after SD at Skate America
https://web.archive.org/web/2018062...ctly-ballroom-chock-bates-lead-with-new-short

September 2015 - Gilles, Poirier stray from norm in effort to close gap
https://web.archive.org/web/2018062...oirier-stray-from-norm-in-effort-to-close-gap

April 2015 -ISU What's in My Bag-Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxJSVfh1uUw

Gilles & Poirier News Archive at Skate Today
http://www.skatetoday.com/gilles-poirier/category/news/

March 2015 "Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier: "We want each program to push us"
http://www.absoluteskating.com/interviews/2015gillespoirier.html

Jan 2015 Piper and Paul earn silver 2015 Canadian Nationals
https://web.archive.org/web/2018062...weaver-poje-clinch-first-canadian-dance-crown

Dec 2014 Piper & Paul talk about working with Christopher Dean in a PJ Kwong interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHtDvHX7KP0

Dec 2014 -Meet Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x28thms_meet-piper-gilles-paul-poirier_sport

Dec 2014 Grand Prix Final Preview
[https://web.archive.org/web/2018062...a-looking-for-double-gold-at-grand-prix-final

Nov 2014 Wilson: Gilles and Poirier, first Canadians to Qualify for Grand Prix Final (Finish Second at TEB)
http://www.tsn.ca/talent/wilson-gil...ians-to-qualify-for-grand-prix-final-1.145781


Nov 2014 Gilles and Poirier win silver at Skate Canada
https://web.archive.org/web/2018062...xt-in-line-weaver-poje-step-to-fore-win-dance

Nov 2014 Nick Verreos Loves Piper's Paso Costume!!
http://nickverrreos.blogspot.com/2014/11/ice-stylefigure-skating-costumes-recap_26.html

Nov 2014 Gilles & Poirier Rebound after Heartbreaking Season
http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/ice-da...-rebound-after-heartbreaking-season-1.2083935

Nov 2014 Catching Up With Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier by PJ Kwong
http://pjkwong.com/?p=1260

Oct. 2014 "Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier use Olympic champion Christopher Dean to channel the Paso Doble"
http://www.skatecanada.ca/2014/10/p...n-christopher-dean-to-channel-the-paso-doble/

Sep. 2014 "Gilles and Poirier Change Pace With Big Band Romance"
https://web.archive.org/web/2018062...les-poirier-change-pace-with-big-band-romance

July 2014 "The Inside Edge: Even at 56, Dean Still an Innovator"
https://web.archive.org/web/2018062...nside-edge-even-at-56-dean-still-an-innovator

May 2014 "Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier: „We’re not satisfied unless we have pieced together something fresh and novel”
http://www.insideskating.net/2014/0...ave-pieced-together-something-fresh-and-novel

Jan 2014 -Catching Up with Gilles & Poirier with PJ Kwong
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1chd3R5Jn7U

Jan. 2014 Gilles and Poirier Win SD
https://web.archive.org/web/2018062...les-and-poirier-sui-and-han-mura-claim-shorts

Dec. 2013 "Gilles Gets Citizenship. Olympics a Possibility"
https://web.archive.org/web/2018062...illes-gets-citizenship-olympics-a-possibility

Dec 2012 Gilles and Poirier and the Team Orange Card Game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcIStBdgbro

Oct 2012 Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier: Skating Stars Gilles, Poirier Make Splash in Ice Dancing
http://blogs.windsorstar.com/tag/piper-gilles-and-paul-poirier

Sept. 2012 Aaron, Gilles & Poirier Pull Off Upsets in Salt Lake City
http://www.examiner.com/article/aaron-gilles-poirier-pull-off-upsets-salt-lake-city

Aug. 2012 Chatting with PJ Kwong 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0pvqigDX6Q

Jan 201 Paul Does a Version of Debi Thomas' s Wanda Beazle EX to Sabre Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtU8L7pKp1w
Jan 2012- PJ, Piper and Paul discuss Free Skating as per Wanda Beazle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNqbaFSomNo

July 2011 Interview with their coach, Carol Lane who discusses the new pairing with PJ Kwong
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KCEjd4ddYg


OP September 2015 by Layback11​



Link to 2014-15 SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUmdwGy_dB8

Link to 2014-14 FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_eEqbe2yHY

Link to interview with InsideSkating: http://www.insideskating.net/2014/1...s-year-for-us-is-all-about-making-a-statement

Link to 2014-15 exhibition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6ced_0XhLo

How to pronounce their names. Video by sabinfire.
https://youtu.be/79-KWfs2YhA

More links will be added at a later date. Enjoy!
 
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HJay

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They have a beautiful new exhibition program - quite different from previous programs as it was very lyrical
 

dorispulaski

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I have finished adding vids and articles to their OP-lots of interesting things, including Paul discussing singles skating
 

bj80alex

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Anyone knows anything about their new programs this year?
 
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Wow. That has got MAJOR MAJOR potential. And Piper is really stretching and extending (yay! yay!). It looks like the success of P/C's Mozart Moderne has freed ujp both G/P and their team to push the envelope (hell, that may be pushing the desk a bit as well). Thank you so much for posting it. It's going to be exciting to see them polish and perform that. First program I've seen for the upcoming season that really made me sit up and take notice.

ETA: I would bet money that Carol Lane choreographed the lion's share of it, with probably significant input from Poirier. Hitchcock was no fluke. Bravo!
 
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Mattieu

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Wow, so pleased to see they are trying something really different.
I get so bored of all the 'safe' programs
 

slider11

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I know there are alot of nay-sayers out there especially with Piper's skating but I see real improvement in her stretch and overall movement. Edges look good! What I really like is the innovation and chemistry they bring to their performance. Maybe not top 3 but I think they are on the move!
 

bj80alex

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All the positive remarks above raise my expectation to the program, which is why I don't find it very stunning. But still a well-constructed FD with many original moves. Love it!
 

slider11

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Just viewed Piper and Paul's SD on youtube. Very fun and innovative, skating to Sargeant Pepper a la Beatles with a classical twist in the middle. I love the creativity that the Lanes bring to their skating. I also love Piper's genuine expression as she skates. I believe her that she's feeling the music and having fun. I think her edges have improved and Paul continues to be fine. It may be another year where the critics rip their costumes but these definitely match the Sgt Pepper theme.
 
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