1980 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: Put a Bird On It.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1980 Canadian Championships, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario In the world of figure skating pins, one does not often come across a bird used as the main logo element, particularly for a major championship. So it might just be then that the pins made to commemorate the 1980 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, held… Continue reading 1980 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: Put a Bird On It.

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.

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.

Kitchener–Waterloo in Eighty-Two. 1982.

Like the previous eight Skate Canada events, the 1982 Skate Canada competition was commemorated with two enamel pins that carried the by-then-familiar stylized skater logo—the event brand, if you will. The 1982 event went one further and issued a cut-out version of the skater logo as a pin. All three pins are shown in the gallery below.

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.