Sapporo Via London. 1972.

Last Updated on December 28, 2021 by Netropolitan Museum

1972 Canadian Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins

London, in Ontario, Canada, has seen it all when it comes to major figure skating events, having hosted the Canadian Figure Skating Championships (four times), Skate Canada (twice), the World Junior Figure Skating Championships (once), and the World Figure Skating Championships (once). And in the run-up to the 1972 Olympic Winter Games, the best figure skaters in Canada arrived in the city on the Thames named for that other London across the pond to earn a trip to Sapporo.

The 1972 Canadian Figure Skating Championships were marked with a handsome lapel pin reflective of both the time and culture. Many figure skating pins issued for events are adorned with local or national symbols, and that is certainly the case with the 1972 Canadians pin. Sitting proudly in the center is the Canadian maple leaf in red, with a figure skating pair superimposed in contrasting white and gray. Split to each side of the maple leaf stem is the year, “1972.” A rich blue background allows the maple leaf and skaters to stand out well.

The multi-color, enamel pin is of nice quality to mark what is surely a memorable event in Canadian figure skating history.

The pin measures approximately 13/16″ x 7/8″ (2.1 cm x 2.2 cm) and features a generous radius on the corners. An outer band in green frames the pin and contains the event name and location: “Canadian Figure Skating Championships, London.” The multi-color, enamel pin is of fine quality to mark what is surely a memorable event in Canadian figure skating history.

Enjoy Sapporo Via London. 1972.

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