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.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside. 1987.

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.

Lighting the Way. 1978.

Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1978 Canadian Championships Victoria, British Columbia, on Canada's west coast, is known for many things: the magnificent Empress Hotel and afternoon tea; abundant flowers from prolific gardens, including the famed Butchart Gardens; an elegant, old-world style that helps define the nearly 180-year-old provincial capital; the world's largest freestanding totem pole; and… Continue reading Lighting the Way. 1978.

Limited Edition Pin. 1987.

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.

Innsbruck Via London. 1976.

1976 Canadian Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins What sport collectible almost always comes with a red maple leaf worked somewhere into the design? If your first thought was a figure skating pin from Canada, then you're as sharp as figure skating blades themselves. And right at the center of the pin… Continue reading Innsbruck Via London. 1976.