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.
An unusual and bold shape defines the 1972 World Championships pin Sixteen years before the world would "Come Together in Calgary" for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, the world came together in that city for the 1972 World Figure Skating Championships, commemorated with an unusual and memorable pin. The hexagonal shape and bright orange color… Continue reading 1972 World Figure Skating Championships Pin: Come Together in Calgary.
Tulsa figure skating event marked by snowflake-themed lapel pin The 1970 US Figure Skating Championships, staged at the Tulsa Assembly Center, in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the only national figure skating championship ever to be hosted in the Sooner State. In a parallel of sorts to the host state, the pin from the 1970 US… Continue reading 1970 US Figure Skating Championships Pin: Living On Tulsa Time.
Figure skating event was commemorated with a colorful and popular lapel pin Before the world came to Lake Placid, New York, for the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, the newly built ice arena for the Games hosted the official test event, Norton Skate (named for the event sponsor, the Norton Company, a manufacturer of abrasives). Held… Continue reading 1979 Norton Skate Pin: Flaming Leaves.
Pins from the inaugural and second World Junior Championships are lookalikes They're two of a kind but not quite identical. Like peas in a pod or birds of a feather. So it was a repeat performance of sorts when the 1976 and 1977 World Junior Figure Skating Championships pins ended up looking nearly alike, with… Continue reading 1976 and 1977 World Junior Figure Skating Championships Pins: Repeat Performance.