CFSA Milestones

1887 - Amateur Skating Association of Canada for speed and figure skating formed by Louis Rubenstein of Montreal

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

Skate Canada Milestones

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