BIOGRAPHIE

Bronze Medallist at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, World Vice-Champion in 2009 and crowned Canadian Champion six times, Joannie Rochette is, without a doubt, one of Canada’s most brilliant figure skaters in its history. Born on Île Dupas, in the Lanaudière region, she has become a force to reckon with, allying power, perfectionism, fire and grace on ice. 
 
After lacing up her first pair of skates at merely age 2, she grew into her full potential at the turn of the millennium. In 2005, Joannie won her first Canadian Championship title, becoming the first ever Canadian female figure skater to win the national title across all categories. 

BIOGRAPHIE

Bronze Medallist at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, World Vice-Champion in 2009 and crowned Canadian Champion six times, Joannie Rochette is, without a doubt, one of Canada’s most brilliant figure skaters in its history. Born on Île Dupas, in the Lanaudière region, she has become a force to reckon with, allying power, perfectionism, fire and grace on ice. 
 
After lacing up her first pair of skates at merely age 2, she grew into her full potential at the turn of the millennium. In 2005, Joannie won her first Canadian Championship title, becoming the first ever Canadian female figure skater to win the national title across all categories. 

She has been medaled 11 times over the course of her brilliant World journey, by the International Skating Unions Four Continents Cup Circuit and during 3 Four Continents Championships. Joannie saw her greatest dream come true when she competed at the Turin Olympic Games in 2006. Ranking 5th, Joannie surpassed her goal of reaching top 10.

Four years later, at the Vancouver Olympic Games, the figure skater would inspire a nation by showcasing power and exceptional courage. All recall her stepping onto the third step of the podium, after facing a personal tragedy only three days prior. After performing outstandingly, Joannie was chosen to carry the Canadian flag during the Games’ closing ceremony. For her determination and humility in adversity, she was nominated Female Athlete of the Year by the Canadian Press (2010) and co-winner of the Terry Fox Award (2010).

Joannie is dedicated to positive change and has worked with organizations such as World Vision (Peru 2009, Honduras 2011) and Right to Play (Rwanda 2013). She is also involved with the iheartmom campaign (Ottawa University), the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Montreal Heart Institute, the Bruny Surin Foundation and We Day.

In 2011, she made her debut to the art world by releasing her first ever training DVD, “Avec coeur et passion”. Some years later, she lent her voice to the Rochelle character of the popular animated Disney movie Planes.

Joannie has been a part of the Stars On Ice tour since 2005. Every year, she also performs and tours across the province of Quebec and on the World stage, mostly in Asia and in Europe. Remaining active in the figure skating world, she is called upon as a Sports Analyst by various competitions and the Olympic Games. The Collège André-Grasset graduate of Natural Sciences, majoring in Health has always pursued and valued her education and is now studying Medicine at McGill University.

Four years later, at the Vancouver Olympic Games, the figure skater would inspire a nation by showcasing power and exceptional courage. All recall her stepping onto the third step of the podium, after facing a personal tragedy only three days prior. After performing outstandingly, Joannie was chosen to carry the Canadian flag during the Games’ closing ceremony. For her determination and humility in adversity, she was nominated Female Athlete of the Year by the Canadian Press (2010) and co-winner of the Terry Fox Award (2010).

Joannie is dedicated to positive change and has worked with organizations such as World Vision (Peru 2009, Honduras 2011) and Right to Play (Rwanda 2013). She is also involved with the iheartmom campaign (Ottawa University), the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Montreal Heart Institute, the Bruny Surin Foundation and We Day.

In 2011, she made her debut to the art world by releasing her first ever training DVD, “Avec coeur et passion”. Some years later, she lent her voice to the Rochelle character of the popular animated Disney movie Planes.

Joannie has been a part of the Stars On Ice tour since 2005. Every year, she also performs and tours across the province of Quebec and on the World stage, mostly in Asia and in Europe. Remaining active in the figure skating world, she is called upon as a Sports Analyst by various competitions and the Olympic Games. The Collège André-Grasset graduate of Natural Sciences, majoring in Health has always pursued and valued her education and is now studying Medicine at McGill University.