Eight of the 56 Canadian athletes who participated in the 1960 Games in Squaw Valley, California, were figure skaters. Canadian champion Donald Jackson won the bronze medal in men’s singles while Canadian pair Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul added a gold medal to a string of international successes.
The weather in Innsbruck, Austria in February 1964 was the mildest the popular sport centre had experienced in 58 years. Three thousand Austrian soldiers hauled 40,000 cubic meters of snow to the ski courses.
In 1988, Calgary hosted the first Olympic Winter Games held on Canadian soil. Delegations from around the world were greeted with traditional Western Canadian hospitality and top quality facilities and organization.