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.

1979 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: No Thunder in Thunder Bay.

Profile: 1979 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins Thunder Bay. It just sounds so alluring and conjures thoughts of a cloud-covered, stormy sky; oversized woolen sweaters; aromatic coffees; artisan breads; and a warm bowl of clam chowder. It sounds less like a place where a major figure skating event might be contested, but it was just… Continue reading 1979 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: No Thunder in Thunder Bay.

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.

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.

Sapporo Via London. 1972.

The 1972 Canadian Figure Skating Championships were marked with a handsome lapel pin reflective of both the time and culture. Many figure skating pins issued for events are adorned with local or national symbols, and that is certainly the case with the 1972 Canadians pin. Sitting proudly in the center is the Canadian maple leaf in red, with a figure skating pair superimposed in contrasting white and gray.