The Canadian winter is a time of celebration and outdoor fun. This beautiful full-colour coin features an original artwork by Canadian artist Tony Harris and captures the joy of a Canadian rite of passage: learning to skate on one of the country’s thousands of outdoor rinks.
Composition: Fine silver
Weight (g): 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
Face Value: $10
Artist: Tony Harris
Packaging: Marron clamshell with black sleeve
Finished size: 67 mm x 67 mm
- Celebrate the joy of a Canadian winter rite of passage with this heart-warming fine silver coin featuring an original artwork by Canadian artist Tony Harris.
- This beautifully finished full-colour coin makes a lovely holiday gift, a marvellous keepsake, or a stunning addition to an existing collection.
- An excellent addition to any collection featuring painted coins or winter or Canadiana themes.
- This coin celebrates the achievements that Skate Canada has made in providing Canadians the opportunity to participate in skating throughout their lifetime for fun, fitness, and achievement.
The reverse image by Canadian artist Tony Harris features a portrait of a man teaching a young child to skate on an outdoor rink in winter. A young girl in a dark pink coat and helmet, bundled in her mitts and snow pants and donning her first pair of skates, smiles widely as the man behind her holds her hands to keep her upright. The man, dressed in dark blue outerwear, a red toque and white-laced black hockey skates, bends gently over his charge, coaxing her shakily forward on the smooth surface of the outdoor rink. Behind the skaters, we see the rough wooden side boards of the rink. A small orange hockey ball sits at the base of the boards. In the background is a snowy street lined with brick houses rendered in beautiful detail and full colour, and dotted with snow-covered evergreens. A bright blue sky dotted with soft grey clouds rises above the heart-warming scene.
Special thanks to Skate Canada for assistance with this coin and congratulations on celebrating 100 years of figure skating championships in Canada.