Jessica Dubé may have only been 25 years old when she retired from a thriving career in competitive figure skating but she had been in the profession for 21 long years. However, her glory days of winning national and world championship titles alongside her skating partner Bryce Davidson (and later Sébastien Wolfe) were not without their downfalls.
She was injured multiple times during the most successful years of her career between 2007 and 2009. In September 2013, she decided to retire from skating citing difficulty in training caused by her persistent foot injury.
“I started competing internationally when I was 12… I feel so fortunate that skating has been a part of my life for that long and I will always be thankful for everything it brought me,” said Dubé.
Jessica Dubé leads a normal life in Canada with her partner – She is about to welcome their first child
Jessica Dubé moved to Montreal, Canada after retirement and enrolled in the city’s Concordia University to attain a degree in communication. She completed her National Coaching Certification Programs (NCCP) beforehand and became eligible to coach.
“It’s really been rewarding to start coaching alongside my former coach Yvan Desjardins. I am really looking forward to staying involved in the sport by helping young skaters achieve their dreams,” she said.
As of now, Dubé leads an ordinary life in Canada and occasionally posts throwback images of her figure skating days on her Instagram account.
She is in a relationship with Dominique Blanchette and the couple is pregnant with their first child. They have been dating since 2021 and will welcome their daughter on June 2023.
Dubé still sports a faint scar from the time she was accidentally struck in the face by Davidson’s blade during a segment at the 2007 Four Continents Championships in Colorado Springs.