Sunday Stamps 010: Figure-skating championships on Estonian stamp

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This post is dedicated to my niece Chappi who, at the very early age of three (turning four this October) has adamantly set her sights on becoming a figure-skater when she grows older! I know her dream is kind of unrealistic as we have no winter season in the Philippines and ice-skating rinks (for recreation, not competitive sports) are only found in Manila. But hey, we do not have the heart the discourage this little one’s dream as of yet. I find it cute and endearing though for this little girl to visualise herself as a figure skater.

Figure skating on Estonian Stamp Anyhoo, on to the stamp…

This trapezoid-shaped stamp (am I right?) is a special issue of the Estonian Post on the occasion of the European Figure Skating Championships in January 2010 held in the capital, Talinn.

Figure skating is very popular in Estonia and itt was a big deal for the Estonian Skating Union and the Estonians, in general, because it was the first time Estonia hosted the biggest international skating event since it gained independence from the Soviet Union. The Estonian public was treated to the spectacle of watching the best figure skaters in Europe -right at their own turf – competing for the title of European champions. Estonia was represented by a team of six at the championships.

4 comments:

Anglers Rest said...

Lovely stamp and story of your niece's dreams for her future.

Postcardy said...

That's a great stamp. If figure-skating becomes more popular, they might build more skating rinks.

viridian said...

Yes it's a trapezoid :) Great stamp. thanks for participating.

Dorincard said...

"The world is my home..." She could travel/live also where skating is available, at least leisurely.
Nice, symbolic stamp. :)

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