Canadian Lookalikes. 1973–1980.

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.

The Edmonton Loop. 1970.

An interpretation of the compulsory figure called the loop has been used as a design element on a number of figure skating pins through the years (prior to the 1990 elimination of compulsory figures from major events, of course). The pin that commemorates the 1970 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, held in Edmonton, Alberta, is among those that depicts a loop, although not a particularly well-executed one.

The Crown. 1963.

Held in Edmonton, Alberta, at the Royal Glenora Club, a private sports and social club, the 1963 Canadian Figure Skating Championships were marked by a high quality, multi-color pin in enamel. The crown motif atop the pin hints of royalty, and over the club’s 60-year history, it certainly can boast about figure skating royalty having trained at its skating center.

O Skate Canada! 1973–1980.

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.