OTTAWA, ON: Olympian and national medallist Charlie Bilodeau, 26, Trois-Pistoles, Que., announced his retirement from competitive skating today.
Bilodeau has been a competitor in the pair discipline for over a decade for Canada. His competitive highlights include competing at three world championships, winning four national medals and competing at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Bilodeau competed at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games with partner Julianne Séguin. The two had a successful junior career winning the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in 2014 and silver at the 2015 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.
Most recently in 2019, Bilodeau partnered with Lubov Ilyushechkina, 28, Toronto, Ont. During their short partnership, they won two international medals and took home bronze at the national championships.
Ilyushechkina will be evaluating her opportunities in the coming months.
Skate Canada thanks and wishes Charlie the best of luck with his future endeavors.