1982 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: Let’s Go, Brandon!

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1982 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, Brandon, Canada From reports filed at the time, it was bitterly cold outside when the 1982 Canadian Figure Skating Championships came to Brandon, Manitoba, in late January of that year. Fortunately, some exciting skating—and unexpected results—helped to warm up the spectators inside and make for… Continue reading 1982 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: Let’s Go, Brandon!

1981 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: Maritime Time.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1981 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, Halifax, Canada Halifax is a busy seaport city in the province of Nova Scotia, way up in Atlantic Canada, that has hosted a number of major figure skating championships, including the 1981 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, the subject of this blog from The Netropolitan Museum… Continue reading 1981 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: Maritime Time.

1980 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: Put a Bird On It.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1980 Canadian Championships, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario In the world of figure skating pins, one does not often come across a bird used as the main logo element, particularly for a major championship. So it might just be then that the pins made to commemorate the 1980 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, held… Continue reading 1980 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: Put a Bird On It.

1979 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: No Thunder in Thunder Bay.

Profile: 1979 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins Thunder Bay. It just sounds so alluring and conjures thoughts of a cloud-covered, stormy sky; oversized woolen sweaters; aromatic coffees; artisan breads; and a warm bowl of clam chowder. It sounds less like a place where a major figure skating event might be contested, but it was just… Continue reading 1979 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: No Thunder in Thunder Bay.

A Different Kind of Stampede. 1977.

Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1977 Canadian Championships Eleven years before there was a call to "Come Together in Calgary" for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, the 1977 Canadian Figure Skating Championships brought a different kind of stampede—the best skaters in the land—to Calgary to compete for national titles. And what would any event held in… Continue reading A Different Kind of Stampede. 1977.