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Batten, Joelle

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SPORT | Figure Skating

YEAR OF INDUCTION | 2011

(1970 – )

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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 competitions.

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.