Music – 1986 – Canadian National Anthem – O Canada – Sung At Start Of The 38th NHL All Star Game

The 38th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held February 4th at the Hartford Civic Center…… which is the  home to the Hartford Whalers…..as “O Canada“, the national anthem of Canada by an unknown singer prior to the start of the game. The song was originally commissioned by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Théodore Robitaille for the 1880 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day ceremony….when Calixa Lavallée composed the music….after which, words were written by the…

Figure Skating – 1985 – Intro To ESPN Seiko Skate America Competition – With Jim Kelly + Judy Sladky

Skate America is an international, senior-level figure skating competition held as part of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series…..which is hosted by U.S. Figure Skating….as the location of the event changes yearly…..where medals are awarded in four disciplines including men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The first Skate America (officially called Norton Skate) was held in 1979 in Lake Placid, New York….and…

NHL – 1986 – ESPN Tom Mees + Jim Kelly Intro To 38th All Star Game And Covering The Hartford Center

DOG ASIDE: The 38th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, home to the Hartford Whalers, on February 4, 1986.  As 15,100 fans jammed the Hartford Civic Center on February 4, 1986….ESPN sportscaster Tom Mees and Jim Kelly worked the crowd throughout the game….while providing interviews of famous dignitaries in the crowd….along with special features about…

NHL – 1986 – ESPN Jim Kelly Highlights Reigning All Star Game MVP Penguins Mario Lemieux

DOG ASIDE: Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins….who played parts of 17 National Hockey League seasons with the Penquins from 1984 to 2006….while assuming ownership in 1999.  Dubbed The Magnificent One or Le Magnifique….as well as Super Mario….he is widely acknowledged to have been one of the best players of all time…..who was a…

Figure Skating – 1985 – ESPNs Jim Kelly Introduces The Seiko Skate America Competition

DOG ASIDE: Skate America is an international, senior-level figure skating competition held as part of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series….which is hosted by U.S. Figure Skating…..as the location changes yearly…. which was held in St. Paul, Minnesota….where medals are awarded in four disciplines in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating and ice dancing.  The first Skate America (officially called Norton Skate) was held…