Séguin and Bilodeau at the 2015–16 Grand Prix Final
|Born||August 6, 1993|
Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, Canada
|Home town||Montreal, Quebec|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Former partner||Julianne Séguin, Krystel Desjardins|
|Former coach||Bruno Marcotte, Josée Picard, Marc-André Craig, Valerie Saurette, Patrice Archetto|
|Choreographer||Marie-France Dubreuil, Guillaume Cizeron|
|Former choreographer||Patrice Lauzon, David Wilson, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Shae Zukiwsky|
|Skating club||CPA Drummondville|
|Training locations||Chambly, Quebec|
|Former training locations||Montreal|
|ISU personal best scores|
2019 Finlandia Trophy
2019 Skate Canada
2019 Finlandia Trophy
With former partner Julianne Séguin, he is the 2016 Skate America champion, the 2015 World Junior silver medallist, the 2014 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a three-time Canadian national medallist. The pair represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics, finishing 9th.
Charlie Bilodeau was born on August 6, 1993, in Rimouski, Quebec, Canada. He is the brother of singer-songwriter Marilie Bilodeau. His father died from diabetes in 2014. He speaks French and English.
Bilodeau began learning to skate in 1996. 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.
2013–2014 season: Debut of Séguin/Bilodeau
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. The pair withdrew due to Séguin's back injury.
2014–2015 season: Junior World silver
During the 2014 JGP series, Séguin/Bilodeau outscored Russia's Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin for the gold medal in Ostrava, Czech Republic. 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: Injury
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. The pair withdrew from the 2016 Four Continents. They later withdrew from 2016 Worlds as well, stating that the injury was not fully healed and they had missed many practices.
2016–2017 season: Grand Prix gold
Séguin/Bilodeau won the 2016 CS Autumn Classic International and 2016 Skate America. They finished fifth 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. As a result, the pair withdrew from the 2017 Canadian Championships. 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. Bilodeau underwent a knee operation in June 2017.
2017–2018 season: Pyeongchang Olympics
Séguin/Bilodeau began their season with bronze at the 2017 CS Autumn Classic International. Their Grand Prix results – fifth at the 2017 Rostelecom Cup and fourth 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. 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.
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. The two placed twelfth in the short, eighth in the free, and ninth overall at the 2018 Winter Olympics, which took place in February in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The pair had less success at the 2018 World Championships in Milan, Italy. Ranked twenty-second in the short program, they would not qualify to the free skate.
2018–2019 season: End of Séguin/Bilodeau
Séguin/Bilodeau were invited to the 2018 Grand Prix in Finland and 2018 Internationaux de France. 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. However, in mid-July 2018, Bilodeau decided to dissolve their partnership.
On March 4, 2019, Skate Canada announced that Bilodeau had formed a new partnership with Liubov Ilyushechkina, whose previous partner, Dylan Moscovitch, had retired at the end of the 2017–18 season. The new pair will train in Montreal with coaches Richard Gauthier and Bruno Marcotte.
2019–2020 season: Debut of Ilyushechkina/Bilodeau
Ilyushechkina/Bilodeau made their competitive debut at the 2019 CS Finlandia Trophy. Placing third in the short program and second in the free skate, they won the bronze medal, less than a point behind silver medalists Alisa Efimova / Alexander Korovin. Bilodeau remarked "for a first ever international competition together with only seven months training we couldn't have hoped for better." For their Grand Prix debut, the team began at 2019 Skate Canada International, where they were fifth. At their second Grand Prix, the 2019 Cup of China, they placed second in the short program with their third consecutive short program score of around 68 points, what Ilyushechkina deemed their "lucky 68". They were third in the free skate after a number of jump and throw errors, taking the bronze medal overall. Bilodeau said "it means a lot to us to have won a medal in only our second Grand Prix together. It shows that it was a good decision to come back and to skate together."
Entering the 2020 Canadian Championships favoured to win the silver medal, Ilyushechkina/Bilodeau placed second in the short program behind defending champions Moore-Towers/Marinaro, and slightly ahead of defending silver medalists Walsh/Michaud. Ilyushechkina's underrotation on her triple toe loop was the only program error. In the free skate, she underrotated on both side-by-side jumps and fell on both throw jump attempts, dropping them to third place overall. Ilyushechkina afterward described it as "one blended set of errors" that left her "very unsatisfied." At the 2020 Four Continents Championships, they had several errors in both programs, placing seventh, again behind Walsh/Michaud, who were sixth. As a result, Skate Canada assigned Walsh/Michaud to Canada's second pairs berth at the 2020 World Championships.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
by John Barry
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|GP Cup of China||3rd|
|GP Skate Canada||5th|
|CS Finlandia Trophy||3rd|
|TBD = Assigned|
|GP NHK Trophy||4th|
|GP Rostelecom Cup||5th||5th|
|GP Skate America||3rd||1st|
|CS Autumn Classic||1st||3rd|
|JGP Czech Republic||4th||1st|
|Canadian Champ.||2nd J||3rd||2nd||WD||2nd|
|J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew|
|JGP United States||10th|
|Canadian Champ.||2nd P||1st N||5th J||2nd J|
|Levels: P = Pre-novice; N = Novice; J = Junior|
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