CanSkate Then and Now – Retro CFSA Badges to Skate Canada Levels and Ribbons

For my first ice show, I was a lollipop. The only thing I remember is touching my toes, because my long hair fell in front of my face. I was a Beginner under the National Skating Test (N.S.T.) stream. This changed in 1983/84 when the Canadian Figure Skating Association (C.F.S.A., now Skate Canada) introduced CanSkate … Continue reading CanSkate Then and Now – Retro CFSA Badges to Skate Canada Levels and Ribbons

A Throwback Skating Tale – Uphill … Both Ways

What's better than watching old ice carnivals and competition footage on a snowy winter's day? A few years ago, I transferred a stack of VHS tapes to DVD. Snugging with a blanket, I pressed play and certain details popped out. Or, should I say changes? Helmet use was not mandatory in CanSkate in the mid-80s. … Continue reading A Throwback Skating Tale – Uphill … Both Ways