Sale and Pelletier first tried out with each other in 1986 but didn't become a team until two years later. Their first year together they finished third at both of their Grand Prix assignments and second at the Canadian Championships.
The next year they won their first of three straight titles at Skate America and the Canadian Championships. They also won the gold at the Four Continents Championships, a feat they repeated the following season, and came in fourth at the World Championships.
The 2000-01 season began their reign of dominance in pairs skating. Aside from a second-place finish at Trophee Lalique, they won every competition they entered, including the Grand Prix Final and the World Championships.
The following season they went a perfect 5-for-5, winning both Grand Prix assignments, the Grand Prix Final, the Canadian title and the Olympic gold medal.
At the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sale and Pelletier originally were awarded the silver. After the competition, however, a French judge admitted she had been pressured into awarding the free skate to the Russians in exchange for a first-place vote for the French ice dancing team of Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat. The scandal ultimately resulted in the results being discarded, and Salé and Pelletier were awarded a second set of gold medals in a special ceremony later in the week.
Sale and Pelletier were married Dec. 30, 2005.