Choreographer: Renee Roca
Three-time Canadian Champion, World Champion, Grand-Prix Final Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist, David's competitive career has been one of immense success and determination.
He has been inducted into both the Skate Canada Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Lou Marsh Trophy, awarded to outstanding Canadian athletes. His pairs partnership with Jamie Salé, which started in 1998, resulted in a prolific, dynamic on ice career, which saw them attain title after title at both the Canadian and world levels year after year.
Their career truly hit its peak at the controversial 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, where their flawless free program skated to the music from the movie Love Story moved audiences around the world. Following the revelation of a judging scandal, they were awarded shared Gold Medals with Russians Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze. This was Canada's first Olympic Gold in pairs skating in 42 years. The couple retired from competition, turned pro and spent several years touring with Stars on Ice.
Today, David coaches and serves as a television commentator and corporate spokesperson, though his most important role is that of Dad to three-year-old son Jesse. Having coached Salé on the first two seasons of Battle of the Blades, it is now his turn to be in the spotlight. Viewers can expect to see an extraordinary talent in David Pelletier, one of the greatest pair skaters in history.
Maura Asks Your Questions: With David Pelletier
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