Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1987 World Junior Championships By 1986, Kitchener-Waterloo, in Canada's Ontario province, was an old pro hosting major figure skating events like the Canadian Figure Skating Championships and Skate Canada, having seen those events contested there in 1980 and 1982, respectively. The city welcomed another major event and the world's best junior… Continue reading Baby, It’s Cold Outside. 1987.
1986 World Junior Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins For the second time in three figure skating seasons, the best junior-level skaters from more than 20 nations gathered in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, to compete for a world title when the 1986 World Junior Figure Skating Championships came to town. It was just two… Continue reading On the Flip Side. 1986.
1978 World Junior Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins For a third consecutive year, the ski resort of Megève, France, hosted an important international figure skating event when the 1978 World Junior Figure Skating Championships were contested at the city's Palais des Sports. The two prior junior world events in 1976 and… Continue reading A Threepeat. 1978.
1985 World Junior Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins The 1985 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the famed Broadmoor World Arena, were largely forgettable except for one reason: the emergence of Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov as the gold standard in pairs figure skating. Gordeeva and… Continue reading Rocky Mountain Trajectory. 1985.
Nearly 50 years ago at the 1972 Olympic Winter Games, the brilliant Janet Lynn arrived in Sapporo, Japan, and not only enchanted the people of Japan—forming a bond that lasts even today—but the world alike. A little over a decade later, Sapporo would again host top-level figure skaters at the 1984 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in the same arena where Janet immortalized herself during the 1972 Games.