Vanessa Crone made her Olympic debut at Vancouver 2010, competing in the ice dance event with partner Paul Poirier.

Crone and Poirier had won the World Junior silver medal in 2008. In 2009 they won the silver medal at the Canadian Championships and finished 12th at their first World Championships. A second straight silver at the Canadian Championships in 2010 earned them a spot on the Olympic team. After finishing 14th in Vancouver, they went onto a seventh place finish at the 2010 World Championships. In the absence of Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Crone and Poirier won the national title in 2011 and finished 10th at the World Championships before dissolving their partnership.