Joelle Batten (1970 – )

Sport: Figure Skating
Year of Induction: 2011

About

Joelle was born and raised in Chatham. Influenced by her mother, Jo-Ann (Saville) Batten, who was a skater and instructor herself, she began her skating early. In 1978, at the age of 8, she won her first medal (silver) at Windsor Skate. Joelle went on to compete and win at the sectional, divisional, and national levels and represented Canada at international competition.

Career Highlights

1985 – 1986 Novice Ladies

  • Western Ontario Championship – Silver Medal
  • Central Divisional Championship – Gold Medal
  • Canadian Championship (Jan.’86) – Gold Medal
  • Received G. E. Hudson Award from Chatham Figure Skating Club for competitive accomplishments and contribution to the club – selected as role model for the Canadian Institute for the Prevention of Addiction

1986 – 1987 Junior Ladies

  • Western Ontario Championship – Gold Medal
  • Central Divisional Championship – Gold Medal
  • Canadian Championship (Jan. ’87) – Bronze Medal
  • Member of Canadian National Junior Figure Skating Team and competed in the Merano Spring Trophy Junior Ladies Figure Skating Competition in Italy winning a Bronze Medal

1987 – 1988 Junior Ladies

  • Western Ontario Championship – Silver Medal
  • Central Divisional Championship – Gold Medal
  • Canadian Championship (Jan. ’88) – 9th place

1988 – 1990 Senior Ladies – Western Ontario Championship – Silver Medal

1990 – 1991 Senior Ladies

  • Western Ontario Championship – Gold Medal
  • Received Sun Life Merit Award for Most Outstanding Performance at the Sectionals
  • Central Divisional Championship – Silver Medal
  • Canadian Championship (Jan. ‘91) – 9th place

1991 – 1992 Senior Ladies

  • Western Ontario Championship – Silver Medal
  • Central Divisional Championship – Silver Medal
  • Canadian Championship (Jan. ‘92) – 14th place

Joelle presently lives in Chatham and is a professional instructor with the Chatham Skating Club.

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