The Olympic flame provided more than spiritual sustenance for fans awaiting the men's downhill at Nakiska.
Lloyd Eisler had Isabelle Brasseur in a spin during the pairs figure skating, but the Canadian couple finished ninth.
Human pincushions were everywhere to be seen, begging, swapping and, above all, showing off their tiny treasures.
Coming close—a 7-5 loss against the Soviets—was not enough to lift the flagging spirits of one U.S. hockey team fan.
Brilliantly illuminated by nightly fireworks, Calgary's downtown skyline rode high in the saddle of the Saddledome.