Ottawa: Canada’s Skateway. 1981.

For the 1981 Skate Canada event, two pins were issued: a standard pin for sale to the public and a second, larger version given only to competitors, officials, and volunteers. The standard pin is on a silver-color base metal with red enamel fill; generous radial corners create both visual interest and a pleasing profile. The larger version of the pin swaps out the silver background for white but features the same overall design.

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.

Two Firsts in One. 1978.

The 1978 World Figure Skating Championships is believed to be the first world event to be commemorated with a pin specifically by the host city. In the gallery here at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins are four pins from the Ottawa event, including the city pin, which could be considered to be the most interesting of the four.

Figure Eight in Ottawa. 1981.

For the 1981 Skate Canada event, two pins were issued: a standard pin for sale to the public and a second, larger version given only to competitors, officials, and volunteers. The standard pin is on a silver-color base metal with red enamel fill; generous radial corners create both visual interest and a pleasing profile. The larger version of the pin swaps out the silver background for white but features the same overall design.

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.