SKATE CANADA MILESTONES
1911 - First artificial ice rink built in Vancouver
1914 - First official Canadian Figure Skating Championships held in Montreal The Figure Skating Department of the Amateur Skating Association of Canada formed to promote skating in Canada
1928 - First year Canadians participate at a World Championships
1932 - For the first time Canada hosts the World Figure Skating Championships in Montreal
1939 - The Department renamed the Canadian Figure Skating Association
1947 - The CFSA joins the International Skating Union and establishes a national office in Ottawa. Barbara Ann Scott wins European title and earns Canada its first-ever World Championship crown
1948 - Barbara Ann Scott wins Senior Canadian, European, World and Olympic titles, becoming the first North American to win all three in the same year, the first Canadian figure skater to win an Olympic gold medal and the first to win back-to-back World titles. Suzanne Morrow and Wallace Distelmeyer perform first death spiral at international competition in its present day low position at the World Championships in Davos, Switzerland
1958 - Charles H. Cumming hired as the CFSA's first full-time employee 1960 - Canada hosts the World Championships in Vancouver
1962 - Donald Jackson performs first triple Lutz in competition at the World Championships in Prague Czechoslovakia
1963 - First CFSA logo developed
1965 - Petra Burka performs first triple Salchow in competition at the World Championships in Springs, USA
1972 - Canada hosts the World Championships in Calgary
1973 - Skate Canada introduced as a major international event first location Calgary
1978 - Canada hosts the World Championships in Ottawa. Vern Taylor performs first triple Axel in competition at the World Championships in Ottawa, Ontario
1981 - For the first time Canada hosts the World Junior Championships in London National Team concept conceived
1984 - Canada hosts the World Championships in Ottawa
1985 - The CFSA reconfirms its mandate to promote recreational and elite skating
1986 - The CFSA adopts a new logo to reflect its continuing commitment to excellence
1987 - Canada hosts the World Junior Championships in Kitchener
1988 - Kurt Browning performs first quad toe-loop in competition at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Tracy Wilson and Robert McCall become Canada 's first ice dancers to medal at an Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta (bronze medal)
1990 - The last figures are skated in international competition at the 1990 World Championships in Halifax (last man David Liu, TPE; last lady Zelijka Cizmesija, YUG) The Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame is established and the first members inducted in a ceremony at the CFSA's annual meeting in Edmonton. The CFSA implements framework for Skating Unlimited new pre-school and adult recreational programs
1991 - The Junior National Team is created. Elvis Stojko performs first quadruple combination jump (quad-toe/double toe) in competition at the World Championships in Munich, Germany
1992 - Canada hosts the World Junior Championships in Hull, Quebec
1995 - Canada hosts its first-ever ISU-sanctioned international precision skating event, Precision Canada International in Toronto
1996 - Canada hosts the World Figure Skating Championships in Edmonton
1997 - Canada hosts ISU Champions Series Final in Hamilton. Elvis Stojko performs first quadruple toe/triple toe loop combination in free program of the ISU Champions Series Final. Canada hosts
1998 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Saint John, New Brunswick
2000 - Canadian Figure Skating Association changes its name to Skate Canada First ever ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships held in Minneapolis, USA
2001 - Canada hosts the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Vancouver and introduces SKATEFEST a cultural festival celebrating skating
2003 - Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz win the first World Gold Ice Dance Medal for North America at the World Championships in Washington, DC.
2003 - Skate Canada hosts the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Ottawa
2006 - Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the first Canadians to win a gold medal in ice dancing at the World Junior Championships
2008 – Patrick Chan is the youngest man to win the Canadian senior men’s title at age 17.
2009 – NEXXICE is the first North American team to win gold at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.
2010 – Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the first North Americans to win a gold medal in ice dance at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.
2010 – Current logo adopted.
2010 – Kevin Reynolds of Coquitlam, B.C. becomes the first to land two quadruple jumps in a men’s short program. He performed them at the 2010 Skate Canada International in Kingston, Ontario, landing a quad Salchow, triple toe combination and a quad toe.
2011 – Patrick Chan of Toronto, Ont., is the first man to hold the world record in the short program, long program and total score all at the same time. Chan broke all three records at the 2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow, Russia