Sport: Figure Skating
With husband and partner David Pelletier, she is the 2002 Olympic Champion and 2001 World Champion. Sale & Pelletier are also notable for being "the Canadians" during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games figure skating scandal.
Salé was born in Calgary, Alberta. She competed first as a singles skater, winning the novice bronze medal and placing and 8th in junior ladies at the Canadian Championships. In 1994, Salé won the short program and finished with the bronze medal in the junior event at the Canadian Championships. That same year, she achieved her biggest success to date by winning the senior bronze medal with her pairs partner, Jason Turner. They were named to the 1994 Canadian Olympic team and placed 12th at the Lillehammer Olympics. They placed 16th at the 1994 World Championships in Chiba, Japan, but ended their partnership that August.
Salé returned to singles skating. She placed 5th at the 1995 Canadian Championships, but struggled with injuries which caused her to withdraw from the 1997 Championships. Salé returned in 1998 and skated a strong short program, but was only able to land one of five planned triples in her long program and placed 6th.
Since the Olympics, the pair has turned professional and are now touring North America with Stars on Ice, a figure skating show.
Salé and Pelletier were engaged on Christmas Day of 2004 at their Edmonton, Alberta home and married on December 30, 2005 at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel in Alberta. In 2006, they served as commentators on Olympic Ice which aired on USA Network during the XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy. They welcomed their first child, a boy named Jesse Joe Pelletier, on September 30, 2007 at the Sturgeon Community Hospital and Health Centre in St. Albert, Alberta. Jesse weighed in at 7 lbs and measuring 19 inches.
Salé and Pelletier were inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame in 2008. They were inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame on March 26, 2009.
Salé was paired with Craig Simpson, a Canadian hockey player and now the lead analyst for Hockey Night in Canada, for the Battle of the Blades competition in fall 2009, which she won.
Women Athletes for Figure Skating