Last Updated on July 31, 2021 by Netropolitan Museum
1970 Canadian Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins
An interpretation of the compulsory figure called the loop has been used as a design element on a number of figure skating pins through the years (prior to the 1990 elimination of compulsory figures from major events, of course). The pin that commemorates the 1970 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, held in Edmonton, Alberta, is among those that depicts a loop, although not a particularly well-executed one.
The unusual capsule shape of the pin, reminiscent of the 1969 World Championships pin because of the shape, does much artistically to overcome the wobbly figure. At the center of the pin, in contrasting and opposing colors of red and black, the loop figure is striking and clearly defined. Note that both of the smaller inner loops are misshapen, with the loop at the top being more-so, in addition to being off axis. Both smaller loops seem to be about the right size proportionally, however.
At the center of the 1970 Canadians pin, in contrasting and opposing colors of red and black, the loop figure is striking and clearly defined.
On a gold-colored base metal with enamel fills, the pin measures approximately 3/4″ x 1-3/16″ (1.9 cm x 3 cm). A pebbly gold background accents the loop, and around the circumference of the pin, in gold on a white background, are the event name, host club, year, and location: “Canadian Figure Skating Championships, Royal Glenora, 1970, Edmonton, Alta.” Horizontal and vertical axes divide the pin into quadrants, with the year straddling the vertical axis at the bottom.
The city of Edmonton also hosted the 1963 Canadian Championships at the Royal Glenora Club. The Netropolitan is pleased to have the pin from the 1963 Canadians in its collection and on display.
Enjoy The Edmonton Loop. 1970.
1970 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pin Gallery
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