The 1973 Skate Canada International, the inaugural event of the senior-level invitational, was held in Calgary, Alberta, just a year and half after the 1972 World Figure Skating Championships had taken place there. From 1973 through 1980, Skate Canada was the only annual major international figure skating competition contested in North America.
Staged in Ottawa, the 1984 World Figure Skating Championships featured 10 different lapel pins Canada's capital of Ottawa hosted the 1984 World Figure Skating Championships in March of that year, and never was there a better event held for collectors of figure skating pins. All around the Ottawa Civic Centre, venue for the event, both… Continue reading 1984 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: March Madness.
Profile: Lapel Pins – 1988 European Championships, Prague, Czechoslovakia By 1988, it had been 40 years since a European Figure Skating Championships had taken place in Prague, Czechoslovakia, a city known for the magnificent cathedral spires that define its skyline—and from which it earns the nickname "City of a Hundred Spires." Although the collectible lapel… Continue reading 1988 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: Of Spires and Spirals.
Profile: Lapel Pins – 1989 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, Chicoutimi, Canada Not very often do the Canadian Figure Skating Championships (often called "Canadians") take place in the province of Quebec, but the last national event of the 1980s was contested in the small arrondissements of Jonquiere and Chicoutimi,1 both part of the city of Saguenay.… Continue reading 1989 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: Il Fait Frette.
Profile: Lapel Pins – 1984 European Championships, Budapest, Hungary More than 20 years had passed since Europe's premiere figure skating event had taken place in the city of Budapest, Hungary, on the banks of the Danube and behind the so-called "Iron Curtain." So when the 1984 European Figure Skating Championships were staged there, just ahead… Continue reading 1984 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: East Bank, West Bank.