Josee Chouinard raises her arms while wearing a purple dressCP Photo/COC
CP Photo/COC

Josée Chouinard


Josée Chouinard is a two-time Olympian and three-time Canadian champion in women’s figure skating.

Chouinard won her first national title in 1991, which earned her a trip to her first ISU World Championships where she placed sixth. After finishing second at the 1992 Canadian Championships, she qualified for her first Olympic Games at Albertville 1992 where she placed in the top-10. At the world championships a month later, she broke into the top-five.

Chouinard went on to win back-to-back national titles in 1993 and 1994, the latter earning her a spot on her second Olympic team for Lillehammer 1994. There, she matched her ninth-place Olympic finish from two years earlier, which she followed up by matching her career-best world championship result, placing fifth.

After choosing to skate professionally in 1994-95, Chouinard returned to ISU competitions in 1995-96. On the newly inaugurated ISU Champions Series (now known as the Grand Prix Series), she won bronze at Skate Canada and gold at the Trophée de France. That qualified her for the first ISU Champions Series Final where she won the bronze medal.

In her return to the Canadian championships in 1996, Chouinard won the silver medal, which was not enough to earn her a spot at that year’s world championships as Canada had only one entry for the women’s singles event. After retiring from competitive skating, Chouinard performed in shows and tours before pursuing a career as a figure skating coach.

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
1992 Albertville Figure SkatingSingles - Women9
1994 Lillehammer Figure SkatingSingles - Women9