Athlete Modern

Bourne, Shae - Lynn

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SPORT | Ice Dancing

YEAR OF INDUCTION | 2008

 (1976 –  )

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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.