That Was Unexpected. 1973.

1973 Canadian Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins When the 1973 Canadian Figure Skating Championships came to town, the seaport city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, could already boast an impressive record of hosting major figure skating and winter sports events, including the 1960 World Championships. By historical accounts, the 1973 Canadians… Continue reading That Was Unexpected. 1973.

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.

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.

A Tragedy Unfolds. 1961.

Until 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic brought much of the world to a halt, the World Figure Skating Championships had been canceled only once for a reason other than a World War. That year was 1961 following the loss of the entire U.S. figure skating team and many others in a plane crash in Brussels,… Continue reading A Tragedy Unfolds. 1961.

Beautiful British Columbia. 1960.

Hosting the 1960 World Figure Skating Championships, Canada welcomed more than 80 of the world’s elite skaters to Vancouver, British Columbia, in March to compete in the final ritual of winter. The 1960 world meet was the first hosted by Canada since 1932. The event would mark the fifth and final victory for Carol Heiss,… Continue reading Beautiful British Columbia. 1960.