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.
Profile: Lapel Pins – 1990 Skate Canada, Lethbridge, Canada By 1990, Sun Life was in its third year as the title sponsor of North America's oldest international figure skating invitational. Bearing a logo that appears to be a hybrid of a snowflake and an asterisk, the 1990 Skate Canada event, held in Lethbridge, Alberta, was… Continue reading 1990 Skate Canada Pins: Figure Skating and a Barbecue.
Profile: Lapel Pin – 1989 Skate Canada, Cornwall, Canada Kicking off the 1989–90 skating season was the annual Skate Canada event, taking place in Cornwall, Ontario, in late October 1989. And in line with possibly the worst decision ever made by the International Skating Union (ISU) was the absence of compulsory figures from the event.… Continue reading 1989 Skate Canada Pin: On Snowflakes and Asterisks.
Profile: Lapel Pins – 1988 Skate Canada, Thunder Bay, Canada In 1988, the long-established and successful brand for the Skate Canada event, held annually in the fall, began its descent into history with the addition of a title sponsor to the event. Ownership of the event was effectively being transferred in exchange for naming rights… Continue reading 1988 Skate Canada Pins: The Winds of Change.
Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1987 Skate Canada According to a report in Skating magazine on the 1987 Skate Canada competition, held in Calgary, Canada, the pin issued to commemorate the event was produced in limited number and sold out before the event had concluded. That left collectors and others attending the event who not yet… Continue reading Limited Edition Pin. 1987.