Black Ice in Tokyo, Part II. 1985.

Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1985 World Championships For just the second time in World Figure Skating Championships history, the event was held outside Europe or North America when it returned to Tokyo in 1985. The city once again welcomed competitors from around the globe to Yoyogi National Stadium for the early March event and once… Continue reading Black Ice in Tokyo, Part II. 1985.

Sapporo Skates Again. 1984.

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.