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Happy Canada Day!

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Happy Canada Day to all of you! Interested in celebrating the amazing history of Canadian figure skating today? Of course you are and I've got you covered!


Global Television aired "The Golden Age Of Canadian Skating" on March 14, 1984. The show was produced by Milad Bessada and hosted by newscaster Jan Tennant. David Young, who wrote the book "The Golden Age Of Canadian Figure Skating" that year, also conducted the research and writing for the special. Featuring interviews with eleven Canadian figure skating legends, including Barbara Ann Scott and Donald Jackson, this documentary is still regarded as one of the most important historical records of Canadian figure skating.


The Almanac of Canadian Figure Skating is a reference book crammed with fascinating facts and figures, many of which you simply can't find online.

This compelling resource includes:

- Short biographies of hundreds of skaters, coaches, choreographers, judges and builders... including many incredible people you have never even heard of.
- Detailed records of Canadian figure skating competitions dating back to the 19th century, including complete results of the Canadian Championships from the early 20th century to present day.
- Intriguing facts and figures about the governance and growth of Canada's most exciting winter sport.

Available for purchase on where books are sold in eBook and print editions.


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