Shae-Lynn Bourne (1976 – )

Sport: Ice Dancing
Year of Induction: 2008

About

Shae-Lynn was born in Chatham and had a very early introduction to skating because of her brother Chris’s involvement in the sport. In April of 1991, at the age of 15, she joined with Victor Kratz and the ice dancing team was an immediate success, winning the 1992 Junior Canadian National Title. For the next 11 years they competed successfully at the national and international levels, culminating with a first place finish at the 2003 World Championship.

Career Highlights

Canadian Championships

  • 1992 – won Canadian Junior Championship
  • 1993 – 1999 & 2000 – 2003 – won all 8 senior championships – did not compete in 2000 because of injury

Four Continents Championships

  • 1999, 2001, and 2003 won first place all 3 times – did not compete in 2000 and 2002

Olympic Winter Games

  • 1994 – Lillehammer, Norway – 10th place
  • 1998 – Nagano, Japan – 4th place
  • 2002 – Salt Lake City, Utah – 4th place

World Championships

  • 1993 – 2003, competed in 10 championships, missing 2000 because of injury – had 2 fourth place finishes, 4 thirds
  • 2002 – placed second
  • 2003 – placed first which made them the first North American team to win a world championship title

In 2007, Shae-Lynn and Victor were inducted into Skate Canada Hall of Fame in the athlete category. Shae-Lynn lives in Toronto where she coaches at the international level.

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