Vanessa Crone is a former professional ice dancer from Aurora, Canada. She partnered with Paul Poirier from 2001 to 2011 and won the 2010 Grand Prix Final bronze medal, the 2011 Four Continents bronze medal, the 2008 World Junior silver medal, and the 2011 Canadian national championship.
Vanessa Crone is (1.60m) 5 feet 3 inches tall.
Vanessa Crone skated in solo skating and pair skating with Poirier early in her career. She was trained by Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs, and Jon Lane. She and Paul Poirier started skating together in May 2001. At the 2008 World Junior Championships, they took silver.
Crone and Poirier took silver in their first senior Grand Prix event, Skate Canada, in 2008, and finished fourth in their second tournament. They won bronze at the 2009 NHK Trophy the following season. They were nominated to represent Canada in the 2010 Winter Olympics at the 2010 Canadian Championships. At the 2010 World Championships, they came in seventh place.
Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier started the 2010–2011 season with a gold medal at the 2010 Skate Canada International, beating Sinead Kerr and John Kerr, who fell in the free dance. Poirier fell in the free dance at Skate America 2010, but their score was good enough for silver behind Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who both fell, and ahead of Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani, who did not fall. Their performance qualified them for the Grand Prix Final in 2010–2011, where they took home the bronze medal. At the 2011 World Championships, they came in 10th place.
Crone and Poirier announced the end of their ten-year collaboration on June 2, 2011. Crone stated that she wanted to keep competing and was looking for a new partner.
Crone hooked up with Danish ice dancer Nikolaj Sorensen in 2012 with the intention of competing for Canada, but the two quickly fell out of love. Crone announced in November that she was still looking for a partner to help her continue her competitive career. She works with both figure skaters and hockey players in the Toronto area, teaching skating.
Vanessa joined North York Storm (NYS) skating club as their skating coach after she retired as an ice dancer.
Vanessa Crone is 33 years old. She was born on 29th October 1990.
Vanessa Crone is currently worth $1.6million. She was one of the top ice dancers in Canada when she was active in the profession.
- 2009-10: Won silver medal at nationals, earning an Olympic berth … Won first career Grand Prix medal, bronze at NHK Trophy in Nagano, JPN (11/08/09) … Finished 4th at Moscow Grand Prix … Skated to 6th place at Grand Prix Final in Tokyo, JPN.
- 2008-09: Finished 12th of 24 dance teams at first WC (03/28/09) … Narrowly missed podium at ISU Four Continents, finishing 4th … Was second at Canadian Championships … Won silver at Skate Canada International, first major senior event … Finished 4th at Trophée Eric Bompard.
- 2007-08: Won silver at Junior WC (03/01/08) … Finished 4th at Junior Grand Prix Final … Won two Junior Grand Prix events … Finished 4th at Canadian Championships … In singles, finished 13th at junior nationals.
- 2006-07: Canadian junior champion … Finished 9th at Junior WC … Won bronze at Junior Grand Prix.
- 2005-06: Finished 6th at junior nationals … Was 7th at Junior Grand Prix.
- 2003-05: Canadian novice champion in 2005, up from 12th the year before.
Vanessa Crone Social Media
Vanessa doesn’t joke with her social media account. Although her Instagram account is private, coach Crone doesn’t hesitate to use it. With over 400 posts, her followers do not have any regrets following her. She hardly shares her personal on social media, however, she loves to keep public information public and private matters, private.