Josée Chouinard

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Josée Chouinard
Personal information
Country representedCanada
Born (1969-08-21) August 21, 1969 (age 49)
Montreal, Quebec
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)

Josée Chouinard (born August 21, 1969) is a Canadian former competitive figure skater. She is the 1996 Champions Series Final bronze medalist and a three-time Canadian national champion (1991, 1993–1994). She finished in the top ten at two Winter Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Chouinard was born in Montreal, Quebec.[1] In August 1997, she married Canadian pair skater Jean-Michel Bombardier. Their twins, Fiona and Noah, were born in January 2005.[2] She and her husband separated c. 2006.[3]


Chouinard began skating following the 1976 Winter Olympics, which she saw on television.[4]

She won silver at the 1988 Nebelhorn Trophy, gold at the 1989 Karl Schäfer Memorial, and gold at the 1990 Skate Canada International. After taking her first national title, in January 1991, she was assigned to the 1991 World Championships in Munich, Germany. Ranked 8th in the short program and 5th in the free skate, she would finish 6th overall at her first ISU Championship.

Chouinard finished as high as 5th at the World Championships (1992 and 1994). She competed at the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics, finishing 9th on both occasions.[1]

Chouinard began her coaching career in 1992, in Laval, Quebec.[5] She later coached at the Granite Club in Toronto, Ontario (from 2002 to 2017) and at the Richmond Training Centre in Richmond Hill, Ontario.[5][6]


GP: Champions Series (Grand Prix)

Event 88–89 89–90 90–91 91–92 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96
Olympics 9th 9th
Worlds 6th 5th 9th 5th
GP Final 3rd
GP France 1st
GP Skate Canada 3rd
Nations Cup 8th 4th
Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd
NHK Trophy 4th 9th
Piruetten 2nd
Schäfer Memorial 1st
Skate America 11th 9th
Skate Canada 1st 3rd
Canadian Champ. 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd
WD = Withdrew

Chouinard also won gold at the 2000 Sears Canadian Open.


  1. ^ a b "Olympic results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on December 3, 2016.
  2. ^ Marois, Michel (December 23, 2011). "La nouvelle vie de Josée Chouinard" [Josée Chouinard's new life]. La Presse (Canadian newspaper) (in French). Archived from the original on February 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Roberts, Mike (February 28, 2010). "Lure of the rings". Canwest News Service. Archived from the original on June 14, 2012.
  4. ^ Elfman, Lois (January 11, 2010). "Chouinard feels the Olympic spirit". Archived from the original on January 14, 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Josee Chouinard". Richmond Training Centre. Archived from the original on December 2, 2018.
  6. ^ Kwong, PJ (July 23, 2010). "Catching Up….With Josee Chouinard". Archived from the original on February 27, 2017.